EVENTS 2008 - 2009

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Southern Silk Route: Historical Links and Contemporary Convergences
An international workshop organized by Center for South & Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta. Cosponsored by ICI - Kolkata, India. August 2-4, 2008.

India China Knowledge and Capacity Building Initiative: Planning Meeting
A three-day planning meeting for a new curriculum and research initiative supported by the Ford Foundation. University of Calcutta, August 7-9, 2008.


SUPER, GIRLS! Film Screening with Director Jian Yi
A screening of Super, Girls! and Q&A with Director and Producer Jian Yi on his documentary about one of the most important Chinese pop culture phenomena of this decade. The New School, September 19, 2008, 66 West 12th St., Rm. 510, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

India China Knowledge and Capacity Building Initiative: A Roundtable Discussion
A one-day, invitation-only roundtable on rethinking India-China interactions. Cosponsored by CUNY-Baruch College. September 25, 2008, 9:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

A Maoist Vision for a New Nepal
A public talk by Nepal's new Prime Minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal on the country's recent transitions. Followed by remarks by New School Professor Andrew Arato and Q&A session moderated by Kul Gautam, Senior Fellow, India China Institute. The New School, September 26, 2008, Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th St., 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Prospects and Challenges: Identity Politics in the New Nepal
A conversation with Nepal's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of Madhesi Janadhikar Forum, Upendra Yadav. With comments by Sanjay Ruparelia, associate professor of Political Science, The New School; and Kul Chandra Gautam, Senior Fellow, ICI. September 30, 2008, The New School, Teresa Lang Center, 55 West 13th St., 6:00-8:00pm. Event Flyer

Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the New Asian Age
A presentation by Giovanni Arrighi, professor of Sociology, The Johns Hopkins University, on his recent book, Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the Twenty-First Century, followed by panel discussion with New School faculty members Janet Abu-Lughod and Duncan Foley. The New School, October 15, 2008, Theresa Lang Center, 55 West 13th St., 2nd Fl., 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Hong Kong | New York: Vertical Density | Sustainable Solutions
An international symposium cosponsored by India China Institute in conjunction with the Skyscraper Museum and the Tishman Environment and Design Center. The New School, October 16-18, 2008, Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th St.

India's Water Relations with Her Neighbours
A presentation by Professor Ramaswamy R. Iyer of India's Centre for Policy Research on water relations with Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh; comments and discussion by Lopamudra Banerjee, assistant professor of Economics, The New School for Social Research; followed by Q&A. The New School, Monday, November 3, 2008, 66 West 12th St., Room 510, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Still Life Film Screening and Conversation
A film screening and conversation with Kristine Harris, associate professor of Chinese History and director of the Asian Studies Program, State University of New York. The New School, November 11, 2008, 66 West 12th St., Rm. 510, 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Reflections and Analysis of the Historic Constituent Assembly Election
A conversation with Bhojraj Pokharel, Chief Election Commissioner of Nepal, about his experiences during the momentous Constituent Assembly elections of April 10, 2008. The New School, November 13, 2008, 80 5th Ave., Rm. 802, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

India China Institute Fellows Residency
A week-long residency for India China Institute Fellows 2008-10. Beijing, China, November 22-30, 2008.

ICI Student Fellows Presentations

The 2008 Student Fellows present the results of their research. Friday, February 13, 2009, 66 W. 12th St. Rm. 510, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

The Disinterested Government: An Interpretation of China's Economic Success in the Reform Era
ICI Fellow Yao Yang delivers a talk on his research into the sources of China's successful economic policies in the era of reform. The New School, Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 80 5th Ave., Rm. 802, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

India, China, Brazil, and South Africa
Deepak Nayyar, University Distinguished Professor of Economics, delivers a lecture on his research regarding China, India, Brazil and South Africa as engines of economic growth in the world. Cosponsored by India China Institute and the Department of Economics, The New School for Social Research. The New School, Monday March 2, 2009. Theresa Lang Center, 55 West 13th St., 6:00–8:00 p.m.


India China Institute Fellows Residency in Delhi, India
The India Residency in New Delhi is the last working residency for the current cohort. The goals of the residency are to discuss outputs and related dissemination ideas for the projects, engage in discussions with a wider group of scholars to broaden the debate, and expose fellows to contemporary Indian debates on prosperity and inequality. The fellows focus on deepening the collaborative projects on which they are working. March 14–22, 2009.

Rethinking Prosperity and Equality: India and China
ICI Conference in Delhi, India
This one-day conference is an open event for interested scholars and students aimed at broadening their knowledge of India China comparisons, equity issues in rapidly growing countries, and other relevant topics. Thursday March 19, 2009.

Harmony between Urban Development and Environmental Planning: The Successful Case of Xi'an, China 
Wang Jun, Deputy Mayor of Xi'an, delivers a talk about urban development in Xi'an, focusing on the utlization of ideas of modernization, fashion, and environmental awareness. The New School, Tuesday, March 31, 2009. Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Transforming China: The Impact of Buddhism and Islam on Premodern and Modern China 
Tansen Sen, associate professor of Asian History and Religions, Baruch College-CUNY, and Yihong Liu, researcher and scholar at the Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, lead a pannel discussion focused on the contributions of Buddhism and Islam to China. The New School, Thursday, April 2, 2009. 66 West 12th St., Rm. 510, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Smoke and Mirrors: Reflections on Chindia 
Author Pallavi Aiyar talks about her book Smoke and Mirrors, which details her five-year long experience as an Indian journalist based in Beijing and brings a fresh perspective on the shared social, political, and economic challenges that the two giant nations of Asia face. The New School, Wednesday, April 8, 2009. 65 Fifth Avenue, Wolf Conference Room (Rm. 229), 6:30-8:00 p.m.

The Future of Inequality in China
Carl Riskin, Distinguished Professor of Economics, Queens College-CUNY, is an expert on Maoist and post-Maoist economic development policies, widely known for his research documenting widespread poverty and the growing income gap between rural and urban China. His book, China’s Political Economy: The Quest for Development since 1949 (Oxford University Press, 1987), is the definitive study of the interrelations of politics, ideology, technology, and incentives in that nation’s recent economic history. The New School, Thursday, April 9, 2009. 66 West 12th St., Rm. 510, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Democracy Today 
A conference on the current dilemmas confronting democracy in different parts of the world. Hosted by the Department of Sociology, The New School for Social Research. Co-sponsored by ICI; the Sociology Student Association, Department of Political Science, and the dean of The New School for Social Research; and The New School Bachelor's Program. April 17 & 18, 2009. Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Machinist Conference Room, Mezzanine level, 65 Fifth Avenue.

Historical Chindian Paradigm: Intercultural Transfusion and Solidification
Tan Chung delivers a talk on the “Chindian paradigm,” an over-simplified summary of the edifice of more than 20 centuries of Sino-Indian civilizational interaction, which has contributed enormously to the unique tenacity and power of China. Moderated by ICI Fellow L.H.M. Ling, associate professor of International Affairs, The New School. The New School, April 21, 2009. Wollman Hall, 66 West 12th St. (11th St. side, 5th floor), 5:00–7:00 p.m.

Emerging Exchanges: New Architecture of India
A two-day conference probes the material and territorial shifts in Indian architecture today. Cosponsored by the Architectural League of New York and Parsons The New School for Design. The New School, April 30–May 1, 2009. Thursday, 8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m; and Friday, 8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m., Theresa Lang Center, 55 West 13th St.

Developing an Autobiographical Self in Cultural Contexts
Qi Wang, associate professor of Psychology, Cornell University, delivers a talk about perceptions of Asian memory. Cosponsored by the Department of Psychology, The New School for Social Research. The New School, Wednesday, May 6, 2009. 80 5th Ave., Rm. 529, 12:30-2:00 p.m. 

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