Portland State University presents a lecture series on "South Asia Yesterday and Today" beginning April 2005. The lectures will be conducted every Friday at noon at PSU's PCAT building, room 160 (1800 S.W. 6th Ave). All lectures are free and open to the public. The series is sponsored by the PSU Institute for Asian Studies. For more information contact Pat Wetzel at 503-725-5277.
Lecture Series: "South Asia Yesterday and Today"
Friday, April 1, 2005, Noon
"India's Identity-Backward or Modern?" by David Savage, Lewis & Clark College.
Friday, April 8, 2005, Noon
"An Introduction to the History of India" by Pritam Rohila, Association for Communal Harmony in Asia.
Friday, April 15, 2005, Noon
"The Languages of Pakistan" by Zafreen Jaffery, Portland State University.
Friday, April 22, 2005, Noon
"High Asia" by Barbara Brower, Portland State University.
Friday, April 29, 2005, Noon
"Chess Pieces and Dominoes: South Asian Diplomacy, Strategy, and Conflict in the Cold War" by
David Campion, Lewis & Clark College.
Friday, May 6, 2005, Noon
"India's Soft-Power Advantage" by Mira Kamdar, World Policy Institute, New School University.
Friday, May 13, 2005, Noon
"Punjabi Culture" by Manmohan Singh and Jasy Gulati.
Friday, May 20, 2005, Noon
"New Research and Changing Views of the Indus Valley Civilization" by Steven Weber, WSU Vancouver.
Friday, May 27, 2005, Noon
"Ayurvedic Medicine" by Ravinder Singh.
Friday, June 3, 2005, Noon
"Classical Dances of India" by Ratna Roy, The Evergreen State College.
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Pat Wetzel (503-725-5277)
PSU Institute for Asian Studies