Keynote Speakers

Christophe Jaffrelot (SciencesPo)

Christophe Jaffrelot is a CNRS Senior Research Fellow, Visiting Professor at the King's India Institute (London) and Global Scholar at Princeton University. He has served as director of CERI in 2000-2008. He holds degrees from Sciences Po 1985), the University of Paris 1 Sorbonne, the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilisations (INALCO) and a Ph.D. in political science from Sciences Po (1991).

Mahvish Shami (London School of Economics)

Mahvish Shami has been a visiting research fellow at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, and worked as an external consultant for the World Bank. After completing her PhD she spent a year doing Post-Doctoral research at the Institute of Food and Resource Economics at Copenhagen University. Her current research builds on her doctoral thesis by exploring the types of collective action projects peasants undertake in villages with varying levels of connectivity.

Ian Talbot (University of Southampton) 

I have recently completed a co-authored major study of the 1947 Partition of India and its aftermath for the Cambridge University Press series New Approaches to Asian History. The work follows on from my long-term interest in the division of India and the emergence of Pakistan. It builds on the monograph I published in 2006 with Oxford University Press entitled Divided Cities: Partition and Its Aftermath in Lahore and Amritsar 1947-57. This study was funded by a two-year year Leverhulme Major Research fellowship which was held in conjunction with a Visiting Fellowship in History at Balliol College Oxford during 2003-4.