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Conferences and Invited Lectures

Conference Presentations

"Peripheral Actors: Where Are India's Women in Combat?" IUS-AFS 2017 Biennial International Conference, Reston, Virginia, November 3-5, 2017.

"To Negotiate or Fight: The Indian State's Mixed Record in Resolving Internal Conflicts," International Conference on International Relations and Development (ICIRD), Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand, June 23-24, 2017.

"Decisions on the Use of Force in Indian Civil-Military Relations", International Studies Association, Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, February 22-25, 2017.

"Is the Indian Military's Conterinsurgency Strategy in Kashmir Failing?" ISSS-ISAC International Conference, Notre Dame University, November 4-6, 2016.

"Insurgencies in India: Challenge to State Preservation", 24th International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress of Political Science, Poznan, Poland, July 23-28, 2016.

"India’s Insurgency Problem: Endangering Democratic Consolidation and State Preservation", 9th Global Studies Conference, University of California, Los Angeles, June 29-30, 2016.

"Globalization, Feminist Movements, and Gender Equality in India", 2014 Global Studies Conference, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, June 19-21, 2014.

"Culture, Context, and Capability: Comparing Counterinsurgency Doctrines in India and America", Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society Biennial International Conference, Chicago, Illinois, October 25-27, 2013. 

"The Nature of Pakistan's Military and Security Institutions", 2012 Global Landscapes Conference, King's College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, April 26-27, 2012.

73rd Annual Meeting, Pennsylvania Political Science Association, Muhlenberg College, Pennsylvania, March 30 and March 31, 2012.

"The Indian Military and Counterinsurgency Operations", 11th ERGOMAS (European Research Group on Military and Society) Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 13-17, 2011. (The same paper was also accepted at the Central and East European International Studies Association Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, and the WISC Third Global International Studies Conference in Porto, Portugal, 2011.)

"The Indian Military's Role in Unconventional Operations", The Society for Military History's 2011 Conference, Ways of War, Lisle, Illinois, June 9-11, 2011.

Chair/Discussant, International Security Panel, Pennsylvania Political Science Association (PPSA) Annual Meeting, Harrisburg, PA, March 26-27, 2010.

"Indian Nuclear Strategy and Pakistani Civil-Military Relations", ISSS/ISAC Annual Conference, Monterey, California, October 15-17, 2009. 

"The Politics and Identity of Kashmiri Women", International Conference on Human Rights in Conflict and the Role of Civil Society, SHUR Project, Luiss University, Rome-Italy, June 4-6, 2009.

"Challenges to Civil-Military Relations in India", New York State Political Science Association Conference (NYSPSA), CUNY John Jay School of Criminal Justice, New York, April 24-25, 2009.

"Economic Sustainability in Kashmir: A Path to Enduring Peace?", Conference on Global Landscapes: Business, Ethics and Sustainability in the 21st Century (sponsored by the McGowan School of Business), Kings College, Pennsylvania, April 16-17, 2009.

"The Effects of Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons on Indian Civil-Military Relations", Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, New York, February 15-18, 2009.

"From Continuity to Change: Critical Issues in India's Institutional Structure of Civil-Military Relations" Annual Meeting, Northeast Political Science Association, Boston, Massachusetts, November 13-15, 2008.

"Examining Issues in Civil-Military Relations in India",  Annual Convention of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2-4, 2008.

 "A Model for Explaining Civilian Control of the Military in India", 36th Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 14, 2007.

 "A Theory of Civilian Control of the Military in India", Annual Convention of the Association of Asian Studies, Boston, March 23, 2007.

 "The Politics and Identity of the Kashmiri Woman", Annual Convention of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 7-10, 2005.

 "Hegemony Revisited: Power, Ideology and Non-State Actors", Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), Montreal, Canada, March 17-20, 2004.

 "Explaining the Occurrence of Wars in the India-Pakistan Case", International Studies Association (ISA) West, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 10-11, 2003.


Invited Lectures and Talks

"Evolution of Indian Civil-Military Relations," Defense Services Staff College, Wellington, India, August 3, 2017.

"the Indian State's Mixed Record in Resolving Internal Conflicts," Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore, August 9, 2017.

Guest Speaker, Geostrategic Intelligence Seminar on Civil-Military Relations, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington D.C., May 2015.

Fifty Minutes in Focus: ISIS and Radical Islam, King's College, Pennsylvania, March 25, 2015.

Guest Speaker, Challenges to Democracy in South Asia Symposium, Texas State University, February 9-10, 2015.

The Soldier and the State in India, India International Center, New Delhi, June 1, 2013.

"Power, Masculinity, and Violence: The Fight for Gender Equality in India", Women, Leadership and Power Conference, King's College and Wilkes University, March 24-25, 2013.

Guest Speaker, Town Hall Event, Conflict in Kashmir, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, November 8, 2010. 

Guest Speaker, Immigration Day, LCCC, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, September 30, 2010.