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      December 4, 2019

      Wednesday   7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

      Asheville, North Carolina 28801

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      India: Modi Begins his Second Term

      Keya Maitra will provide a look at India as Prime Minister Narendra Modi commences his second term with his party having increased its majority in this year’s election. Maitra, department chair and professor of philosophy, and Thomas Howerton Distinguished Professor of Humanities at UNC Asheville, completed all of her early schooling and her bachelor’s degree in India, and earned one of her two doctoral degrees at India’s University of Hyderabad. She also returned to India in 2015 with a Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Grant, studying ancient Buddhist texts and exchanging ideas with colleagues at the University of Delhi. Maitra is a member of the Indian Philosophical Society, the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, and the Association for Asian Studies.

      These lectures are sponsored by the WNC chapter of the World Affairs Council, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC Asheville, and the University’s Department of Political Science.

      Admission to World Affairs Council presentations at UNC Asheville is $10 for the public; free to members of the World Affairs Council and UNC Asheville students. For more information, visit OLLI’s website or call 828.251.6140.

      Cost: Payment required - Admission to World Affairs Council presentations at UNC Asheville is $10 for the public; free to members of the World Affairs Council and UNC Asheville students. For more information, visit OLLI’s website or call 828.251.6140.

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