February 2010 Archives

"Development Reconsidered" Speaker Series

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"Development Reconsidered" is a speaker series being hosted by an interdisciplinary group of U of MN graduate students. The speaker series is intended to promote a critical reexamination of the field of international development and the future of development programs. Download flyer here.


February 15th,
6:30 pm, Coffman Memorial Union Theater, Coffman
Memorial Union, East Bank, University of Minnesota

Twin Cities Faculty Panel
• Dr. Michael Goldman, Associate Professor and McKnight Presidential
Fellow, Department of Sociology,  University of Minnesota - Twin Cities 
• Dr. Amy Damon, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics,
Macalester College, St. Paul
• Dr. William G. Moseley, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of
Geography, Macalester College, St. Paul
• Dr. Samuel Zalanga, Professor, Department of Anthropology and
Sociology, Bethel University, St. Paul

Dr. Frances Vavrus, Associate Professor, Department of Organizational
Leadership, Policy, and Development, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

"Development Reconsidered"!with Walden Bello
Dr. Walden Bello, Congressman, Republic of the Philippines and Founder,
Focus on the Global South
March 8th, 7:00 pm, Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of
Public Affairs, West Bank, University of Minnesota
March 9th, 2:00-4:00 pm, place: TBA
Discussion with Walden Bello

"Development Reconsidered"!with Carol Lancaster
Dr. Carol Lancaster, Interim Dean of the Edmund A. Walsh School of
Foreign Service at Georgetown University
April 12th, 7:00 pm, Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of
Public Affairs, West Bank, University of Minnesota
April 13th, 2:00-4:00 pm, place: TBA
Discussion with Carol Lancaster

"Development Reconsidered"!with Karen Mundy
Dr. Karen Mundy, Associate Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in
Education, University of Toronto
May 10th, 7:00 pm, Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of
Public Affairs, West Bank, University of Minnesota
May 11th, 2:00-4:00 pm, place: TBA
Discussion with Karen Mundy

South Asia Seminar Series, Spring 2010

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The South Asian Seminar began in 2005 as an intellectual collective group funded by the Institute for Global Studies. The South Asian Seminar Series brings scholars, writers, and filmmakers from the U of M, local colleges and universities as well as national and international speakers to share their ideas and scholarship with the University community and beyond.

South Asia Seminar Series, Spring 2010 Schedule
All events will be 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
710 Social Science Building

February 17
Papori Bora, Doctoral Candidate
Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota
Gender, Democracy and Citizenship in India's Northeast

March 3
Aamir Mufti, Associate Professor
Department of Comparative Literature, UCLA
Orientalism and the Institution of World Literatures

March 31
Kumkum Sangari, Vilas Professor
Department of English, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Medieval into modern: the episteme of romance in the Nehruvian era

April 14
Sugata Ray, Doctoral Candidate
Deparment of Art History, University of Minnesota
In the name of Krishna: The making of a modern Hindu self

April 28
Sabina Sawhney, Associate Professor
Department of English, Hofstra University
Sikhism, Punjabi and the North American University

Selected New Titles in Ames Library - February 2010

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Below you can read a list of selected new titles added to the Ames Library of South Asia in January 2010. Or click here to download a copy.

Fellowship Opportunity

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(from H-Asia)

SAGE PUBLICATIONS INDIA PVT LTD invites applications for the award of


Tejeshwar Singh, Managing Director of SAGE India for 25 years and doyen of
the publishing industry in South Asia.

ADDITIONAL FELLOWSHIP IN 2010: SAGE is pleased to announce the addition of a
third fellowship in the SOCIAL SCIENCES in 2010. Proposals in the areas of
social justice--including individual rights, changing lifestyles and the
significance of an expanded educated class would be preferred. Preference
will be given to proposals that are interdisciplinary in scope. For the
purposes of this award social sciences comprise economics, economic and
social history, political science, psychology, sociology and social

PRESIDING PANEL: Rolf Lynton, T N Madan, Surendra Munshi, Bhikhu Parekh, T V
Rao, Jagdish Sheth, Arvind Singhal, Sanjay Subrahmanyam and Romila Thapar.

DURATION: One year with a stipend of Rs 50,000 a month. Rs 50,000 can be
claimed for travel during the tenure of the fellowship. There are no
restrictions of theme or ideology but the work must contribute to an
understanding or an advancement of the subject in South Asia. The principal
brief to the fellows is to author a book on their chosen subject of research
at the end of the fellowship. The book may be published by the scholar's
choice of publisher with due acknowledgement to the Tejeshwar Singh Memorial
Fellowships for supporting the research.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to nationals of South Asian (SAARC) countries, including
those currently resident overseas. Candidates must be below 40 years of age
on 1 April 2010.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Applicants are invited to submit their curriculum
vitae, a research proposal and a 5000 word sample of their writing. The last
date for receipt of applications is 31 March 2010.

AWARD OF FELLOWSHIP: The applications for each fellowship will be vetted by
a jury of four experts including one representative of SAGE. The award of
the fellowships will be announced in June 2010.

All applications should be addressed to:
Ms Smrithi Sudhakaran
Public Relations Executive
SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
B-1/I-1, Mohan Cooperative Industrial Estate
Mathura Road, Post Bag 7, New Delhi 110 044
T: 91 (11) 4053 9222; ext: 256; F: 91 (11) 4053 9234
e-mail: smrithi.sudhakaran@sagepub.in

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