UH Manoa presents second talk in Asia Pacific lecture series

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Mar 30, 2009

As part of its ongoing program, "Asia Pacific in the News," the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa‘s School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS) is sponsoring a second presentation, "Gujarat and Mumbai: Where is the India-Pakistan Peace Process?" at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at the Center for Korean Studies.

The presentation will examine the relations between India and Pakistan, and why tension keeps recurring between the two countries. They have a long history of peaceful contact with each other, but have also survived three wars, painful disagreements over Kashmir, alternating nuclear tests, the 2001 Indian Parliament attack and the 2002 Gujarat attacks.

Five panel participants will share their views on events that continue to both help and hurt the Pakistan-India peace process, as well as how to keep the peace process alive. The speakers are:

Moderator: Uzma Khan, Assistant Professor, Department of English

Shabbir Cheema, Asia-Pacific Governance and Democracy Initiative, East-West Center

Mimi Sharma, Professor, Asian Studies Program

Toufiq Siddiqi, Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Research Program, East-West Center

S. Shankar, Director and Professor, Center for South Asian Studies

Aslam Syed, Andrews Chair, Asian Studies Program

SPAS will sponsor informational presentations periodically throughout the academic year. The presentations aim to provide timely insights into newsworthy events in Asia and the Pacific.

Students, faculty and community members are welcome. On-campus parking is available for $3.