In a year in which half the world votes, India, the largest democracy, stands out. Ethnic tensions, nationalist rhetoric, and concerns about the influence of AI and other misinformation campaigns form a tense background for this spring's election. What is the historical context for such a contentious political climate? What does this year’s Indian election say about the future of global democracy?

Featuring Shuja Nawaz, founding director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council, Safiya Ghori-Ahmad, senior director with APCO Worldwide and Dr. Paul Staniland, Professor of Political Science at University of Chicago. Moderated by New York Times correspondent Emily Schmall.


Co-sponsored by the Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts. 


Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options for dinner will be provided.


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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

5:30 p.m. CST

Keller Center Forum