FPA's Elbrun Kimmelman Distinguished Lecture on U.S.-India Relations

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Event Details

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
The Harvard Club of New York
35 West 44th Street
New York , NY
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[email protected] 
212-481-8100 EXT. 250  
Admission Types
General Admission: 35.00
FPA Member Admission : Free

Event Description

Please join the Foreign Policy Association for our annual Elbrun Kimmelman Distinguished Lecture on U.S.-India Relations on Tuesday, April 30th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at The Harvard Club of New York. We will be joined by Dr. Milan Vaishnav, Senior Fellow and Director of the South Asia Program at the Carnigie Endowment for International Peace. 

You can register for this event on eventbrite (link above) or contact President's Office at [email protected] or call 212-481-8100 EXT. 250. 

The lecture will begin at 6:00pm with a reception following at 7:00pm. 

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Event Speakers

    • Dr. Milan Vaishnav - Speaker
      Senior Fellow and Director of the South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

      Milan Vaishnav is a senior fellow and director of the South Asia Program and the host of the Grand Tamasha podcast at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His primary research focus is the political economy of India, and he examines issues such as corruption and governance, state capacity, distributive politics, and electoral behavior. He also conducts research on the Indian diaspora.


      He is the author of When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics (Yale University Press and HarperCollins India, 2017), which was awarded the Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay New India Foundation book prize for the best non-fiction book on contemporary India published in 2017. He is also co-editor (with Devesh Kapur) of Costs of Democracy: Political Finance in India (Oxford University Press, 2018) and (with Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Devesh Kapur) of Rethinking Public Institutions in India (Oxford University Press, 2017). His work has been published in scholarly journals such as American Journal of Political Science, Asian Survey, Governance, India Review, Journal of Democracy, Perspectives on Politics, PS: Political Science and Politics, and Studies in Indian Politics. He is a regular contributor to several Indian publications.


      Previously, he worked at the Center for GlobalDevelopment, where he served as a postdoctoral research fellow, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is an adjunct professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University (currently on leave) and has previously taught at Columbia and George Washington Universities. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.

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