David Magier magier at columbia.edu
Thu Jan 9 16:38:57 UTC 1997

The following conference announcement is being forwarded to your
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SARAI (South Asia Resource Access on the Internet):
Please contact event organizers directly for any further information on
this event.  Thank you.   David Magier, SARAI   (magier at columbia.edu)

Indian Ocean Connections:
Land, Peoples, and History

A One-day conference

Monday, 10 February 1997
Dag Hammarskjold Lounge
6th Floor
School of International and Public Affairs
Columbia University
420 West 118th Street
(corner of Amsterdam Avenue)
New York City

Panel I:
  Geographical and Hydrographical Overview

 - Prof. K. N. Chaudhuri (European Univ. Institute, Florence)
   "Geographical Overview"

 - speaker (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)
   "Hydrographical Overview"

Panel II:
  Indian Ocean Connections: The Historical Dimension

 - Ali Mazrui (Binghamton University)

 - Richard W. Bulliet (Columbia University)
   "Before 1400"

 - Abdoolkarim Vakil (King's College, University of London)

 - Philip Curtin (Johns Hopkins University)

Panel III: Indian Ocean Connections: Religious & Ethnic Dimensions

 - John Voll (Georgetown University)
   "Muslim Communities"

 - Ricardo Laremont (Columbia University)
   "Minority Communities"

Panel IV: Indian Ocean Connections: Economic & Security Dimensions

 - Jean-Francois Seznec (Columbia University)
   "A Banker's View"

 - Harsh Bhasir (Consul General of India)
   "The View from New Delhi"

 - Claude Georges Pierre Rakisits
   "The View from Australia"

 - Gary Sick (Columbia University)
   "The View from Washington"


Registration is strongly advised. Limited seating is available on a
first-come, first-served basis. Attendance at this conference is free of


Indian Ocean Connections
c/o Camoes Center
420 West 118th Street #828C
New York, NY  10027  USA

fax: 212-854-4607

For further information:
Reeva Simon,
Middle East Institute

Donzie Barroso,
Camoes Center

====Conference sponsored by:

The Middle East Institute
The Southern Asian Institute
The Institute of African Studies
The Camoes Center for the Study of the Portuguese-Speaking World
(with generous support from the National Commission for the Commemoration
of the Portuguese Discoveries, Lisbon, Portugal)
Columbia University

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