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1 2 Issue, Date A Note from the Chair… This year the Brandeis-India Initiative has continued efforts to build on our existing student, alumni, and faculty relationships with India. We have forged new institutional connections with President Fred Lawrence’s trip to India this January and are working on an exchange program for science students. Along with the Soli Sorabjee Lecture Series in South Asian Studies, our fundraising has allowed us to offer two adjunct courses this year: IGS/SAS 160b “The Rise of India,” and REL/SAS 162b “Religions in South Asia: India, Pakistan and Beyond.” We are also continuing to offer the Brandeis-India Fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students for study, research, internships, and volunteer work in India. And we have been able to offer three other public lectures in conjunction with South Asia related classes. This is an exciting time for the Brandeis-India Initiative as our community in India continues to grow, as does the academic and cultural South Asian presence on campus. I look forward to working with everyone to ensure that the coming academic year is equally vibrant. Spring 2013 Newsletter Contents Soli Sorabjee Lectures 2, 7 Brandeis-India Fellows 3-4 Faculty Updates 5-6 Upcoming Events 8 Alumni Feature 9 - Professor Harleen Singh President Lawrence Makes Second Trip to India Brandeis President Fred Lawrence has visited India for the second time in 11 months, meeting with alumni, students, prospective students and friends as the University strengthens relationships and furthers partnerships with the people and institutions of the world’s largest democracy through the BrandeisIndia Initiative. Accompanied by his wife, Dr. Kathy Lawrence, and Prof. Harleen Singh, the Helaine and Alvin Allen Assistant Professor of Literature and co-chair of the South Asia Studies Program, the president met with dozens of members of the Brandeis family in India at receptions in Delhi and Mumbai in early January. Continued on page 2

Brandeis-India Initiative Spring 2013 Newsletter

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