India in Asia: Greater Engagement | Young China Watchers, Shanghai


by Project Pengyou on January 19th, 2015   553 views

When and Where

  • 19/01/2015
    7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

  • The Wooden Box
    9 Qinghai Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu Jing'an, Shanghai 200040
    Shanghai
    China
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India in Asia: Greater Engagement | Young China Watchers, Shanghai

Event Details

The early 1990s brought two profound changes triggering a more engaged Indian foreign policy generally and in Asia more specifically: the end of the Cold War and the adoption of market reforms. Primarily motivated by economic interests, India announced a “Look East” policy focused on the economic powerhouses to the East. The Indian election several months ago of a new and visionary prime minister committed to economic growth will almost certainly result in an even more engaged foreign policy, especially toward Asia east of India. This BJP governing party, with a stable majority in parliament, is firmly behind Prime Minister Modi’s policies.

India in Asia: Greater Engagement

Walter Anderson, Director of South Asia Studies, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Monday, January 19, 7:15PM at The Wooden Box

The early 1990s brought two profound changes triggering a more engaged Indian foreign policy generally and in Asia more specifically: the end of the Cold War and the adoption of market reforms. Primarily motivated by economic interests, India announced a “Look East” policy focused on the economic powerhouses to the East. The Indian election several months ago of a new and visionary prime minister committed to economic growth will almost certainly result in an even more engaged foreign policy, especially toward Asia east of India. This BJP governing party, with a stable majority in parliament, is firmly behind Prime Minister Modi’s policies.

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Walter Anderson teaches at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and directs the South Asian Studies Program. He is co-author of Brotherhood in Saffron: Rashtriya Swayarnsevak Sangh and Hindu Revivalism, and has served as Chief of the U.S. State Department’s South Asia Division in the Office of Analysis for the Near East and South Asia. He has also served as Special Assistant to the Ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and member of the Policy Planning Staff. Anderson has previously taught at the University of Chicago and the College of Wooster, and he currently resarches Hindu nationalism and India’s assertive foreign policy in the Indian Ocean. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago.

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Young China Watchers is a dynamic group of China-focused young professionals with branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, New York City and London. Through regular speaker series and roundtables with senior figures in the China policy and business communities, it provides a chance for engaged individuals to interact and discuss the most pressing issues emerging from China today. It aims to build a global network, fostering the next generation of China thought-leaders.

This event is also co-sponsored with the Hopkins China Forum, organized by The Johns Hopkins University and its affiliated alumni associations worldwide. It is also cosponsored by the Harvard Club of Shanghai.

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