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SAI Distinguished Lecturer Series: A Talk by Neil DeVotta

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus South Asia Institute Knox Hall Room 208
Neil DeVotta (Wake Forest University)
"Sri Lanka's Post-Civil War Soft Authoritarian Dispensation"

Neil DeVotta is Associate Professor of Political Science at Wake Forest University. He earned his PhD at the University of Texas (Austin), and has taught at Hartwick College, the University of Texas (Austin) and Michigan State University. His research interests include South Asian security and politics, ethnicity and nationalism, ethnic conflict resolution, and democratic transition and consolidation. His publications include the monograph Blowback: Linguistic Nationalism, Institutional Decay, and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka (2004), and the edited volume, Understanding Contemporary India (2010). His current research examines the links between nationalist ideologies and communal violence in South Asia.
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