Great Decisions Lecture Series The Rise of Hindu Nationalism & Global Security
Time & Location
About the Event
Great Decisions Lecture Series The Rise of Hindu Nationalism & Global Security Thursday, February 13 Community Meeting Room, Lynchburg Public Library Light Refreshments: 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.; Presentations: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m
Dr. Sabita Manian, Associate Dean, Lynchburg College of Arts and Sciences, School of Social Sciences and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, University of Lynchburg
India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, rode a wave of Hindu nationalism to a historic reelection in 2019. The Modi government has inflamed the relationship with neighboring Pakistan - both nuclear powers - with their unrelenting anti-Muslim hate politics and the status of the Kashmir region. How will the Modi government’s virulent Hindu nationalism affect economic and political security, both domestically and globally? Does this nationalistic turn in India signal the global rise of illiberal democracies?
_______________________________________________ If Lynchburg Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, the Great Decisions lecture for that day will be canceled and rescheduled for Thursday, March 5 if possible.
The Lynchburg Branch of the AAUW, the League of Women Voters of Lynchburg, the Lynchburg Public Library, and Givens Books are the sponsors of the lectures.
Topics are suggested by the Foreign Policy Association. For briefing and research papers see http://www.fpa.org. The Lynchburg Public Library has set aside information on the Great Decisions topics for your convenience.