South Asia topic for March 23 lecture at OWU


A leading specialist on the contemporary politics of South Asia, Sumit Ganguly, will discuss the significance of the region in world affairs when he presents Ohio Wesleyan University’s 27th Annual John Kennard Eddy Memorial Lecture on World Politics.

Ganguly, professor of political science at Indiana University, Bloomington, will speak at 7 p.m. March 23 in Benes Rooms A and B of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

Ganguly’s latest book, published in October, is titled “Engaging the World: Indian Foreign Policy since 1947,” and he currently is at work on “Deadly Impasse: India-Pakistan Relations at the Dawn of a New Century,” a book for Cambridge University Press. His writings also have been featured in publications including The Washington Quarterly and the World Policy Journal.

At Indiana University, Ganguly also serves as the Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations and as director of the Center on American and Global Security.

He previously has served as a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., as well as a visiting fellow at both Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation and its Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law.

Ohio Wesleyan’s John Kennard Eddy Memorial Lecture on World Politics honors the life of student “Jeff” Eddy, killed in an automobile accident in 1988. The annual event is sponsored the OWU International Studies Program and the Department of Politics and Government.

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Information for this story was provided by Ohio Wesleyan University.

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