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A New Indian Government: Deciphering the Election Results and their Implications

A New Indian Government: Deciphering the Election Results and their Implications A Conversation with Kanchan Chandra, Associate Professor, Wilf Family Department of Politics, New York University Mira Kamdar, Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute; Author, Planet India: The Turbulent Rise of the Largest Democracy and the Future of Our World (Scribner, 2008); and Associate Fellow, Asia Society Pramit Palchaudhuri, Senior Editor, The Hindustan Times; International Council Member, Asia Society (via teleconference) Sanjay Ruparelia, Assistant Professor of Politics, New School for Social Research and Faculty Fellow, the India China Institute With the conclusion of the five-stage voting that spanned a month, the world's largest democracy once again showcased its democratic credentials in its 15th General Election. Having received the largest number of votes, the Indian National Congress (INC) has formed a new government with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as only the second prime minister to return to power following a full-year term in India's political history. What can we read from the election results? How might the next government's policies be different from those of the previous UPA government? How might it affect the US-India bilateral relationship? Join us to discuss these and other pertinent issues. Please join us at Asia Society's New York Headquarters or online via live Webcast. Internet listeners will be able to ask questions and offer comments via email during the webcast. Please send your questions to [email protected].


Event Details

Thu 4 Jun 2009
4:00am - 5:30am

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

$10 Asia Society/SAJA/WPI members; $15 nonmembers