October 18, 2012
Research Roundtable on Conflict Management in India
Better to Be Feared or Loved?
START researcher Bidisha Biswas will present a Research Roundtable on Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. in Symons Hall Rm. 3121 on her book, “Better to Be Feared or Loved? Reputations and Conflict Management in India.” The book investigates India’s experiences in confronting the insurgencies in Punjab, Kashmir, and the continuing Left-Wing Extremist Movement. All are invited to attend.
Biswas is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Western Washington University and serves as a Franklin Fellow at the U.S. Department of State. She researches civil conflict, terrorism, counter terrorism policies, border security and diaspora radicalization in South and Southeast Asia. She earned START’s 2009-2010 Curriculum Development Award and held a post-doctoral fellowship at START from 2006-2008. Biswas is working on a project with fellow researchers, Clark McCauley and Christian Leuprecht, on measuring political radicalization in the Lebanese Muslim diaspora’s support for terrorism.