Ologo-south-asia-programUR GOALS

The South Asia Program analyses on-going and emerging socio-political dynamics in South Asia to increase the academic understanding of the region and provide policy-makers expert analysis, cutting-edge research and policy ideas. South Asia Program experts draw on the core strength of Noria to address three critical areas:

  • Minorities and Diaspora
  • The Reconfigurations of the State in South Asia
  • Foreign Policy

To help organize, focus and leverage their work, the South Asia Program proposes a platform that fosters academic collaboration and offers high-quality and trans-disciplinary expertise on South Asia through research projects, conferences and publications.

THE SOUTH ASIA PAPERS

Publishing research on current socio-political issues in South Asia, described in a clear and accessible style and respecting the three principles of intellectual independence, scientific rigor and linguistic and field expertise.

If you would like to publish for the South Asia Programme please send us a topic proposal: southasia@noria-research.com.

Please take a look at our conditions of publication before submitting your article in order to see if you match our criteria.

THE GRADUATE CONFERENCE ON SOUTH ASIA

Our purpose is to provide the opportunity for PhD students to present their communications to established and internationally recognized researchers. The format of the conference privileges discussion and more in-depth exchanges, allowing each PhD student the opportunity to receive critical feedbacks on his or her detailed and highly qualitative communications. The diversity of the research establishments present at the last conference that took place at Sciences Po in June 2015 testifies to the internationalism of this event.

THE SOUTH ASIAN EXPERTS DIRECTORY

In the aim of creating international synergies, the South Asian Experts Directory provides registered members with up-to-date profiles, contact details and research interests of a worldwide network of academics and researchers working on South Asia, notably in the areas of International Relations and Political Science.

If you would like to join this network, please send your contact details and main research topics to: southasia@noria-research.com

 Noria South Asia Team

SOUTH ASIA PAPERS

From Arms to Politics: The New Struggle of the Tamil Diaspora

Tamil protesters block the Gardiner Expressway, May 10, 2009, Toronto © Marc Blinch / Reuters During the Sri Lankan civil war, the Tamil diaspora played a key role providing the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) with the funds necessary to conduct the armed...

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EVENTS

Past events

8-10 June 2016, 2nd International Graduate Conference on South Asia

After the success of its first edition in 2015, which brought together eleven doctoral students and six researchers from various international institutions, the South Asia Program will be organizing its second International Graduate Conference on South Asia, in partnership with the Doctoral School at Sciences Po Paris. The submission date for papers is January 30th, 2016. Papers have to be sent at: southasia@noriaresearch.com

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30 March 2016 – Round table, in partnership with the Centre for South Asian Studies (CEIAS)

“Analysing India’s federalism evolving dynamics”  Download the Invitation

June 2015 – First International Graduate Conference on South Asia

The first international Graduate Conference on South Asia, “Discussing India and Pakistan: New Dynamics and Perspectives” took place in Paris on June 17th and 18th, 2015. It was organized by Noria Research’s South Asia program in partnership with the Doctoral School at Sciences Po Paris, the Centre for International Research (Ceri, Paris) and the Centre for Human Sciences (UMIFRE) in New Delhi.

The decision to create a graduate conference (rather than a thematic one) was guided by Noria’s South Asia programme to value young research, providing the opportunity for PhD students to present their communications to established and internationally recognized researchers. The format of the conference privileged discussions and more in-depth exchanges, allowing each PhD student the opportunity to receive critical feedback on his or her detailed and highly qualitative communications.

This first edition, in 2015, therefore brought together eleven doctoral students on to discuss ten presentations, with six researchers. As demonstrated in the attached annex, the diversity of the research establishments present at the conference attests to the internationalism that was successfully obtained during the first conference. The 2015 edition of the conference was a real success; the participants were wholly pleased with the pertinence of the exchanges as well as with the quality of the conference’s organization. Finally, the opening cocktail (June 16), followed by the conference dinner (June 17) were two occasions during which participants could more casually continue (or begin) discussions.

17 March 2015 – The South Asia Programme organised a round table on the issue of Muslim minority under Narendra’s Modi India, in partnership with the Centre for South Asian Studies. The communications presented by Dr. Charlotte Thomas and Dr. Aminah Mohammed-Arif have been published in the Noria South Asia Papers.

MEMBERS

Charlotte Thomas

Director South Asia Program

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Xavier Houdoy

Research Fellow, Cartographic Editor

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Adam Baczko

Research Fellow, Strategy Officer

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Jean-Thomas Martelli

Research Fellow

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Roma Casamitjana

Research Assistant

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