Our Time Has Come: How India is Making Its Place in the World


Apr. 15, 2019, 7:30pm to 9pm

Office/Remote Location

Room 135
photograph of Dr. Alyssa Ayers


The College of Liberal Arts’ University Forum Lecture Series presents “Our Time Has Come: How India is Making Its Place in the World,” a talk by Dr. Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Over the last 25 years, India's explosive economic growth has vaulted it into the ranks of the world's emerging major powers. Long plagued by endemic poverty, until the 1990s the Indian economy was also hamstrung by a burdensome regulatory regime that limited its ability to compete on a global scale. Since then, however, the Indian government has gradually opened up the economy and the results have been stunning. India's middle class has grown by leaps and bounds, and the country's sheer scale-its huge population and $2 trillion economy-means its actions will have a major global impact. From world trade to climate change to democratization, India now matters. Dr. Alyssa Ayres looks at how the tension between India's inward-focused past and its ongoing integration into the global economy will shape its trajectory.

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This event is free and open to the public.

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External Sponsor

Sponsored by College of Liberal Arts – Dean’s Office, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art,  and co-sponsored by the Departments of History, Political Science, and Asian Studies, the Honors College, and Nevada Center on Foreign Relations.