BU Faculty & CWP Alumni Participate in Raisina Dialogue
Manjari Chatterjee Miller, Associate Professor of International Relations, and Jayita Sarkar, Assistant Professor, at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, were invited to participate as featured delegates in the 2018 Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi from January 16-18, 2018. The Raisina Dialogue is the flagship conference of the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India, and is annually hosted by the Observer Research Foundation.
Speakers at this year’s event included S. Jaishankar, C. Raja Mohan, S. Paul Kapur, Shashi Tharoor, Wendy Sherman, Alyssa Ayres, Hamid Karzai, David Malone, David Petraeus, and others. The event, which is in its third year, was inaugurated by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to commemorate 25 years of India-Israel diplomatic relations. This year’s theme was “Managing Disruptive Transitions: Ideas, Institutions and Idioms.”
Manjari Chatterjee Miller works on foreign policy and security issues in international relations with a focus on South and East Asia. She specializes in the foreign policy of rising powers India and China. Her book, Wronged by Empire: Post-Imperial Ideology and Foreign Policy in India and China, argues that the bitter history of colonialism affects the foreign policy behavior of India and China even today. She is interested in ideational influences on foreign policy and conceptions of state security. She is currently working on rising powers and the domestic ideational frameworks that explain their changing status.
Jayita Sarkar, an historian by training, is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. Her expertise is in the history of U.S. foreign policy, nuclear proliferation, the global Cold War, South Asia and Western Europe. Her research has appeared or is forthcoming in the Journal of Cold War Studies, Journal of Strategic Studies, Cold War History, International History Review, and elsewhere. Dr. Sarkar has held fellowships at MIT, Harvard, Columbia and Yale universities, and obtained a doctorate in International History from the Graduate Institute Geneva in Switzerland.