EVENTS 2005 - 2007

Urban Futures: People & Planning in India and China
An International Conference. Keynote address delivered by Chen Gang, Deputy Mayor of Beijing and key figure in the 2008 Olympics preparations of China. Nirupama Rao, Ambassador of India to China and other eminent Indian and Chinese academicians, activists, practitioners, representatives of business and representatives of The New School participated in this event co-organized by ICI and Central Academy of Fine Arts - Beijing, China - June 16, 2007.

 

India China Institute Fellows Residency
Hangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing, China - June 7-17, 2007.

 

Nepal Today: Challenges of Inclusive Democracy
A conference addressing the burgeoning issue of Nepal’s move towards democratization, the challenges, the influences, and the impacts of the process on India and China. Over 200 participants joined eminent politicians from Nepal including the speaker of the Nepal Parliament, academics focusing on Nepal and South Asia, and representatives of Nepali’s Diaspora in New York - The New School University - May 19, 2007.

 

Future Histories: Exploring Pathways for India and China in 21st Century
A Panel featuring ICI Fellow Aromar Revi, Sanjay G. Reddy, Rathin Roy, and Zhao Bole - The New School University - April 30, 2007.

 

Going East: An Indian Writer in China
Pankaj Mishra, eminent Indian writer, shares his travelogues from China and discusses his efforts to find commonalities in culture, politics and literature between India and China.  He is joined by Arjun Appadurai and Faisal Devji - The New School University - April 26, 2007. Video 

 

State Democracy in South Asia
Yogendra Yadav
, India’s leading political analyst discusses the outcomes of his latest study on democracy in South Asian Countries with Alfred C. Stepan, and moderated by Sanjay Ruparelia of The New School - The New School University - April 26, 2007. Video

 

Power, Desire, and Woman in the Asian Diaspora: Madame Chiang Kai-shek Reconsidered?
A Panel discussion with Laura Tyson Li, author of Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, China's Eternal First Lady and L.H.M. Ling, Associate Professor of the Graduate Program for International Affairs - The New School University - April 18, 2007.

 

Unexpected Encounters: Expanding Inquiry
Presentations and discussions on projects supported by ICI grants awarded to eight students and five faculty members from The New School - The New School University - April 17, 2007.

 

Rise of India: Challenges and Opportunities in Economy and Education
A lecture by Narendra Jadhav, former chief Economist  of Reserve Bank of India and Vice-Chancellor of University of Pune at Yunnan University, China - April 10, 2007.

 

Rise of India: Challenges and Opportunities in Economy and Education
A lecture by Narendra Jadhav, former chief Economist  of Reserve Bank of India and Vice-Chancellor of University of Pune - Xi’an University, China - April 8, 2007.

 

From Untouchable to a Successful Banker
A lecture by Narendra Jadhav, former chief Economist  of Reserve Bank of India and Vice-Chancellor of University of Pune, India at the China Center for Economic Research (CCER) - Beijing University, China -  April 5, 2007.

 

The Romance of the Nation-State in the Southern World
A rare dialogue between eminent Indian scholar and author Ashis Nandy and Arjun Appadurai - The New School University - March 29, 2007. Video

 

Rethinking the Buddhist Interactions Between India and China
A panel discussion with Peter Van Der Veer, ICI Senior Fellow, Tansen Sen, and Arjun Appadurai on one of the oldest cultural commonalities between the nations and its current perceptions - The New School University - March 28, 2007.

 

Market Upheaval and the Breaking of Form: Chinese Cultural Trends Since the Late 1990s
with Professor Xudong Zhang of NYU, and Jianying Zha, writer and ICI Advisor in China - The New School University - February 20, 2007.

 

Chat ‘n’ Chai
A student lead informal initiative to exchange ideas and expand networking related to interests in India and China. At The New School University - February 15, 2007.

 

Nepal in Transition: The Terai Question
A discussion of one of the most prominent questions in the development of the Nepal and its politics - The New School University - February 10, 2007.

 

Why India and China Matter: Perspectives on Globalization and Democracy.
with Bob Kerrey - The New School University - February 8, 2007.

 

India-US Relations: A Congressional Perspective
with Bob Kerrey moderated by Naresh Chand, former Ambassador to the US. Habitat Center, New Delhi. Co-sponsored with the Center for Policy Research, New Delhi - January 6, 2007.

 

India and America – Future Relations: A View from Congress
with Bob Kerrey - University of Pune, Maharashtra, India - January 5, 2007.

 

The Role of Social Science Education in Urbanization and Globalization
with Bob Kerrey - Tata Institute of Social Science, New Delhi - January 4, 2007.

 

India China Institute Fellows Residency
Delhi, Agra and Mumbai, India - November 24 – December 3, 2006.

 

Art under the Mongols; Yuan Dynasty, China
A conversation with James C.Y. Watt, Brooke Russell Astor Chairman, Department of Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the flowering of arts that emerged from the Mongol Empire's cultural exchanges between Central Asia, Persia, and India along the historic Silk Road. Co-sponsored with The Indo Mongolian Society -The New School University - November 16, 2006.

 

Art and Design Education in Today’s China
A talk at by Pan Gongkai, President and Professor, The Central Academy of Fine Arts, China and moderated by Benjamin Lee, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Anthropology and Philosophy - The New School University - November 6, 2006.

 

 Sensing Urbanization in India and China Close-Up and Remote
A workshop on the use of remote sensing technology to connect local actors with decision makers on the ground - The New School University - October 11, 2006.

 

Chinese Cultural Festival in New York
A month long festival whose programs included an art exhibition, dance performances, film screenings, lectures, and a festival at Battery Park. Co-sponsored with the Asia Cultural Center - New York - September 2006.

 

The Second Annual Conference on Chinese Investigative Journalism
The conference focused on international bias toward China (and China’s bias toward others), civil society in China, and the role of journalism and public intellectuals. Co-sponsored in Beijing - July 24, 2006.

 

Art Under the Mongols
In this lecture James C. Y. Watt, Brooke Russell Astor Chairman, Department of Asian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art discussed the flowering of the arts that emerged from the Mongol Empire's cultural exchanges between Central Asia, Persia and India along the historic Silk Road. Co-sponsored by the Indo-Mongolian Society. - The New School University - November 16, 2006.

 

Sensing Urbanization in India and China: Close-up and Remote 
A workshop which explored the question: How can remote sensing technology connect to local actors and decision makers on the ground? Moderated by Graham Shane - The New School University - October 11, 2006. 

 

The Legend of Fat Mama
Revisioning India and China: Authors and Artists Series presents a documentary and discussion with Rafeeq Ellias, moderated by Tansen Sen - The New School University - September 29, 2006. 

 

Cities in a World of Migration 
India China Institute's inaugural conference. The rapid economic emergence of India and China has significantly altered the landscape and context of cities in a world of migration. The scale and urgency of globalization and urbanization in India and China are unprecedented and present significant socio-economic challenges for these two countries and across the globe. "Cities in a World of Migration: India and China in Global Perspective" will provide a forum for insight into the multiple dimensions of these changes - social, economic and environmental - and the opportunities and challenges of ubanization and globalization in the 21st century. Keynote address by Senator Joseph Biden - The New School University - April 28-9, 2006.

 

India & China: Who's Ahead
India China Institute's inaugural program. Part of the Re-Visioning India & China: Authors & Artists series. With Bruce Gilley, Yasheng Huang, Joydeep Mukherji, Arjun Appadurai, and Benjamin Lee. The New School University - February 3, 2006.

 

Untouchables
Book launch and dialogue with Narendra Jadhav, author of Untouchables, with remarks by Bob Kerrey and a discussion led by Arjun Appadurai - The New School University - October 11, 2005.

 
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