Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

Guest Speaker: Dipali Mukhopadhyay (Columbia University)

Fri, January 19, 2018 | Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Guest Speaker: Dipali Mukhopadhyay (Columbia University)

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Dipali Mukhopadhyay (Columbia University) about working and research in Afghanistan.

Dr. Mukhopadhyay teaches international security at the School of International and Public Affairs, where she is a faculty affiliate of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. She recently published the book Warlords, Strongman Governors and State Building in Afghanistan(Cambridge, 2014). Prior to joining Columbia's faculty, Mukhopadhyay spent 2011 as a post-doctoral fellow at Princeton University. Her current work on Afghanistan builds on her first book with a study of palace politics during the Karzai presidency. She also has two projects underway on the Syrian civil war related to Western engagement with the opposition and rebel governance. Mukhopadhyay’s research has been funded by the Carnegie Corporation, the Eisenhower Institute, the Smith Richardson Foundation, the U.S. Institute of Peace, Harvard Law School, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Department of Education. Her writings have been published in academic books and journals as well as by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Foreign Policy, U.S. Institute of Peace, U.S. News & World Report, and the Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog. She is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Moderator: Dr. Paula Newberg (Government)

Sponsored by: The Charles N. Wilson Chair in Pakistan Studies, the Department fo Government, and the South Asia Institute

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