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Lahore Literary Festival in New York 2019: Free Speech in South Asia (Complete)

NEW YORK, May 4, 2019 — As right-wing politics and vigilantism continues to rise in South Asia, what are the implications for free speech and freedom of expression? India and Pakistan, with a shared past and an increasingly similar present, are important cases to highlight the dangers of extremism to free speech and scholarship. MacArthur Fellow and Mary Richardson Professor of History at Tufts University Ayesha Jalal discusses with author, historian, and Mircea Elide Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the History of Religions Wendy Doniger in a conversation moderated by Columbia University Associate Professor of History Manan Ahmed. (42 min., 51 sec.)


Current Affairs
 /  New York
The Rappler CEO and co-founder describes her persecution under President Rodrigo Duterte and reiterates her call for press freedom at the 2019 Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia ceremony.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
Following speeches by Maria Ressa and Marcus Brauchli, Edward Wong moderates a conversation with Associated Press journalists and 2019 Osborn Elliott Prize winners Yanan Wang and Marjorie Miller.
Arts
 /  New York
Historian Nerina Rustomji discusses her research on imagery of the afterlife in Islamic gardens with Cornell University professor Iftikhar Dadi.
Arts
 /  New York
A panel of young writers discusses the state of literary fiction in contemporary Pakistan.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
Diplomats, policy analysts, and national security reporters discuss the evolving relationship and present challenges facing U.S.-Pakistan relations.
Arts
 /  New York
South Asian food writers, including renowned cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey, discuss the role that food plays in the region's intangible cultural heritage.
Arts
 /  New York
Panelists discuss the role that arts and cultural figure played throughout history on the political and social consciousness of Lahore.
Arts
 /  New York
LLF Founder and CEO Razi Ahmed, Asia Society's Rachel Cooper, and UN Permanent Representative to Pakistan Ambassador Dr. Maleeha Lodhi deliver opening remarks at the 2019 festival in New York.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
What are the implications for free speech and freedom of expression in increasingly right-wing and repressive regimes? MacArthur Fellow Ayesha Jalal discusses with distinguished scholar of religions Wendy Doniger.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
Panelists addressed the impact of Belt and Road Initiative development on Pakistan's environment and ecology. How will the country balance economic growth with environmental stewardship?
Current Affairs
 /  New York
Martin Lee, Nathan Law, and Mak Yin-Ting discuss the contentious relationship between Hong Kong and China.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
The veteran diplomat represented the foreign policy establishment that the 44th president wanted so much to upend.