India Teach-In: on India’s Citizenship Amendment Act

Event time: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Dwight Hall (DW) See map
67 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Join us for a teach-in on India’s Citizenship Amendment Act and protests surrounding it in recent weeks. The teach-in will host experts on a range of topics pertinent to the issue at hand, including,
- Mona Bhan, a professor of anthropology at Syracuse University whose research focuses on the role of development in counterinsurgency operations and people’s resistance movements to protracted war, especially in Indian occupied Kashmir.
- Mishi Choudhary, a technology lawyer and founder of the Software Freedom Law Center which advocates for online civil liberties in India and the USA.
- Elizabeth Cohen, a professor of political science at Syracuse University who studies immigration and citizenship.
- Karuna Mantena, a professor of political science at Columbia University with specialization the politics and theory of non-violence, South Asian intellectual history, and postcolonial democracy.
- Suchitra Vijayan, a lawyer, photographer, and founder of the Polis Project, an organization that seeks to democratize journalism and amplify voices directly impacted by conflicts and crises.

Speaker/Performer: 
Mona Bhan, Syracuse University; Mishi Choudhary, Software Freedom Law Center; Elizabeth Cohen, Syracuse University; Karuna Mantena, Columbia University; Suchitra Vijayan, a lawyer, photographer and founder of the Polis Project