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Nov. 06 India’s Swing to the Right with Barbara Crossette and Uday Mehta



India’s Swing to the Right


Barbara Crossette
The Nation, PassBlue
formerly New York Times


Uday Mehta
CUNY Graduate Center
Thursday, November 6th, 2014
6:00 – 8:00pm
Room 9206

Barbara Crossette is the United Nations correspondent for The Nation. She has served as both the UN bureau chief and chief correspondent in Southeast Asia and South Asia for The New York Times. She is the author of “So Close to Heaven: The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas,” “The Great Hill Stations of Asia” and a Foreign Policy Association study, “India: Old Civilizations in a New World.”

Uday Singh Mehta is a political theorist, whose work encompasses the relationship between freedom and imagination; liberalism’s complex link with colonialism and empire; and war, peace, and nonviolence. He is the author of The Anxiety of Freedom: Imagination and Individuality in the Political Thought of John Locke(1992) and Liberalism and Empire: Nineteenth Century British Liberal Thought (2000). He is currently completing a book on M. K. Gandhi’s critique of political rationality. Dr. Mehta received his undergraduate education at Swarthmore College, where he studied mathematics and philosophy, and holds a Ph.D. in political philosophy from Princeton University.