Day 1: Gender and Politics in South Asia: The First Annual Indian Politics Workshop of the Center on Contemporary India at UC Berkeley

05 May 2021


Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

Panel Discussion | May 5 | 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Zoom Event

Moderator: Jennifer Bussell, Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy; Director, Center on Contemporary India

Sponsors: Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of Political Science, The Center on Contemporary India

The Center on Contemporary India is delighted to launch the annual Indian Politics Workshop (IPW). The inaugural workshop is a 2-day event and is titled Gender and Politics in South Asia.

DATE: Wed-Thu, May 5 - 6, 2021
TIME: 9 am Berkeley | Calculate Your Local Time
Attendees register once and can choose one or more occurrences to attend
Event live streamed on FB at: ISASatUCBerkeley
9 - 10:30 am
Current Affairs (Keynote Panel)
Moderator: Jennifer Bussell (UC Berkeley)
Panelists: Nisha Onta (Governance Lab), Soledad Prilliman, (Stanford), Shandana Khan Mohmand (Institute of Development Studies), Syeda Samara Mortada (SheDecides)

10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Varieties of Female Politicians
Moderator: Bhumi Purohit (UC Berkeley)
1. Are Quotas In Two Dimensions Better than One? Intersectional Representation & Group Relations in India
Rachel Brulé (Boston University), Aliz Toth (Stanford)
2. Local female representation as a pathway to power: A natural experiment in India
Tanushree Goyal (Harvard)
3. The Gendered Dimensions of Political Ambition
Gilles Vernier (Ashoka University), Susan Ostermann (Notre Dame)
4. Why Voters Discriminate Against Women Candidates: The Role of Parties
Anjali Thomas (Georgia Tech), Sayan Banerjee (University of Virginia), Charles Hankla (Georgia State University)

12:30-1:30 pm
Advancing Women’s Issues in South Asia Current Affairs (Keynote Panel)
Moderator: Jennifer Bussell (UC Berkeley)
Speaker: Lida Noory, Senior Advisor, Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 9:00am to 1:30pm
Sponsored By: 
UC Berkeley