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2010 Solanki Lecture

Planet India

In Sping 2010 the Yadunandan Center for India Studies hosted the Annual Solanki Lecture with our honored guest, renowned writer Mira Kamdar, who spoke on her recent publication entitled

“Planet India: America’s Stake in India’s Future”

The event was held in the Karl Anotol Centre on the CSULB campus on April 29th, 2010 from 6pm – 9pm. The Yadunandan Center is truly grateful for Ms. Kamdar’s willingness to present her work and speak on behalf of the Annual Solanki Lecture.

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About the Author

Dr. Mira Kamdar is a foreign affairs expert, award winning author and international commentator. Her areas of expertise include India and China, their economies, environments and relationships with other world powers, including the United States. Mira Kamdar’s latest book is Planet India: The Turbulent Rise of the World’s Largest Democracy. Kamdar has been a Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute since 1992, and is a 2008 Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the Asia Society. She is a member of the editorial boards of World Policy Journal and India Review.

Kamdar’s work has appeared in publications around the world, including The Washington Post, The Times of India, Daily News & Analysis, Outlook, The International Herald Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, World Policy Journal, Tehelka, Seminar, as well as YaleGlobal, the online publication of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. She has provided expert commentary and been interviewed for radio and television outlets as diverse as CNN International, Bloomberg TV, the BBC, National Public Radio, TV Ontario, Public Radio International, Headlines Today, South Asia World, TV Asia, TV 5 Monde and FR 3. She is a regular contributor to the blogs of Le Monde Diplomatique, World Policy Journal, and Intent.

Kamdar received her BA from Reed College and her MA and PhD degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.


Solanki Lecture 2010 Publicity

India Journal

India West