India's Domestic Politics and the Democratic Reckoning

with the esteemed Pratap Bhanu Mehta

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The Sigur Center invites you to our Lecture Series, which highlights policy-relevant, innovative, and original scholarship about Asia.

Indian democracy is under enormous strain. Democratic norms and long-standing institutional foundations are facing a slew of challenges. As India enters a pandemic-ridden 2021, how seriously are its democratic traditions and politics threatened and what are countervailing forces?

The Sigur Center for Asian Studies proudly hosts Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Former Vice-Chancellor of Ashoka University; former President of Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi; and a leading scholar and commentator on Indian politics, for the first virtual edition of our Sigur Center Lecture Series. Mehta will share his commentary and then turn to a conversation with the moderator, Deepa Ollapally, Associate Director of the Sigur Center, before turning to audience Q&A.

The webinar begins at 10am EST / 8:30pm IST, check your local time by selecting the event date and your time zone. Registered guests will receive an email with instructions for joining Webex 24 hours prior to the event.

Registration closes at 10:00am EST on January 13. This event is on the record, open to the public, and will be recorded. Media inquiries must be sent to [email protected] in advance. If you need specific accommodations, please contact [email protected] with at least 3 business days' notice.

This event is free, open to the public, and will be recorded. @GWUSigurCenter