September 2018

Professor Mary Beth Altier was in conversation with J.M. Berger about his new book “Extremism” at the New America Foundation in Washington DC on September 21, 2018. The event, “Extremism: What is it and How Does it Relate to Violence?” discusses how we should define extremism and radicalization, the relationship between extremism and violence, and whether extremism is necessarily always a bad thing. A full description and livestream are available here.

Professor Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu curated and moderated a day-long training module for mid-level Indian diplomats at the Consulate General of India, New York on 22 September 2018. The program focused on three issues crucial to India: the role of the Indian diaspora in the US; the perspective of Wall Street on the investment climate in India; and the role of India in multilateralism in general and the United Nations in particular. The speakers included Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations.