Punjab Research Group

Brown Bag Radio September Schedule

Posted in Events by Pippa on September 8, 2008

September 2008 live webcast schedule:

September 10, 10 AM (PDT).
Harold A. Gould, University of Virginia, will discuss his latest book, Sikhs, Swamis, Students and Spies. The book details Sikh emigration to America from 1900 to 1946. The discussant will be Knut Axel Jacobsen, University of Bergen (Norway), who has conducted similar research in Europe.

September 18, 10 AM (PDT).
Gunjan Bagla, managing director, Amritt, Inc. will discuss his latest book, Doing Business in 21st Century India. Doing Business is a highly readable primer for newcomers interested in conducting commercial ventures in India. The discussant will be Arif Zaman, director of the South Asia Trade and Investment Network, London. SATIN is a joint program of SAARC and the Commonwealth Business Council.

September 23, 10 AM (PDT).
Rasul Bakhsh Rais, Lahore University of Management Science, will discuss The Current Scene in Pakistani Politics. The discussant will be Ehsan Ahrari, a senior researcher at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu.

September 30, 11 AM (PDT).
Muthusami Kumaran, University of Hawaii at Manoa, will present his research on the Role of the Indian NGO Sector in the Public Policy Making Process. The discussant will be Siddharth Swaminathan, an economist at La Sierra University

Details on how to connect to the webcast live, how to ask questions of the participants, and how to access archived mp3 files of presentations can be found on the SASA website, http://www.sasia.org.

About Brown Bag Radio

Brown Bag Radio (BBR) is modeled on the popular brown bag lunches held at larger universities worldwide. The typical BBR program includes a 20-30 minute presentation by a featured speaker geared to a PowerPoint presentation, commentary and exchange with a discussant, and a Q&A session involving the listening audience. BBR is not constrained by normal commercial broadcast schedules. The typical webcasts run 50-90 minutes, more or less, as appropriate.

Anyone interested in helping, presenting, and/or discussing is encouraged to contact us at BBR@sasia.org.

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