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World Affairs Council-"India Changes Course" by Keya Maitra
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Fed up with corruption, dynastic policies and ineffective public services, Indian voters catapulted Narenda Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party to power in the country's 2014 elections. For voters, Modi embodied real change and an India that wasn't stumbling, but running, to greatness. But for the U.S., change in India brings its own set of unknowns, heralding an age ruled by a prime minister new to national office and other policymakers who have been out of the public eye for a decade. Now, the U.S. has to determine how to best secure its interests as India asserts itself on the world stage. UNC Asheville philosophy department chair and associate professor Keya Maitra has a Ph.D. in philosophy of mind from the University of Connecticut and a second Ph.D. in philosophy of language from the University of Hyderabad in India. Her current research and teaching interests include philosophies of mind and consciousness, Indian philosophy, Third World feminism and feminist philosophy of mind.
Scheduled in the Reuter Center's Manheimer Room, free admission for WAC members and students; $10 general public. For more details about programs, consult the WAC website.