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Conferences & Workshops in the US 2007-2008

Annual Conference on South Asia

The 36th Annual Conference on South Asia was held on October 11-14, 2007 in Madison, WI. The Conference is sponsored by the Center for South Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

South Asia Conference (Bangladesh, India and Pakistan)

16th November 2007, CMC 1024 H.M. Michaux, Jr., School of Education Building, (NCCU)

Theme: Crisis of Democracy, Governance Failure, Religious Extremism and Consequence on the Regional Business and Economy

Sponsored by:
School of Business , North Carolina Central University (NCCU)
North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies (NCCSAS)
Association of Economic and Development Studies on Bangladesh (AEDSB)

8:30-9:00 AM Opening Remarks
Beverly Jones, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, NCCU
9:00-10:30 AM Crisis in Democracy/Political Instability
Moderator: Yasmin Saikia, UNC
Roundtable Participants:
Stan Kochanek (Keynote)
Ali Riaz, ISU (Bangladesh)
Bob Moog, NCSU (India)
Charles Kennedy, WFU (Pakistan)
10:30-10:45 AM Refreshment Break
10:45 AM-12:15 PM Economic and Business Consequences
Moderator: Asim Chakrabarty, VOA
Roundtable Participants:
Bijoy Sahoo (Keynote, India)
ABM Nasir, NCCU (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan
12:15-1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00-2:30 PM Governance Failure
Moderator: Sandria Freitag
Roundtable Participants:
David Gilmartin, NCSU (Keynote)
Ali Riaz, ISU (Bangladesh)
Charles Kennedy, WFU (Pakistan)
2:30-2:45 PM Refreshment Break
2:45-4:15 PM Rise of Religious Extremism
Moderator: Anis Ahmed, VOA
Roundtable Participants:
Ali Riaz (Keynote)
Stan Kochanek (Bangladesh)
David Gilmartin (Pakistan)
Yasmin Saikia (India)

Public Forum (7:00 PM-9:00 PM): Public event featuring representatives from the embassies of Bangladesh (Ambassador M Humayun Kabir), Pakistan (Deputy Chief of Mission M. Aslam Khan), and India, discussing the issues of the day's conference in the Auditorium.

ABM Nasir, Ph.D. ( or
Sandria B. Freitag (

Conference on "Political Transformations in Pakistan"

This conference was held on March 29, 2008 in Washington DC, and was sponsored by AIPS and South Asia Studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS.

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South Asian Studies Association Conference

This conference was held March 29-30, 2008 in Claremont, CA.

Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting

This conference was held April 3-6, 2008 in Atlanta, GA.