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Ohio Wesleyan To Host Talk On South Asia’s Significance In World Politics

March 8, 2016 – by Cole Hatcher

Indiana University Professor Sumit Ganguly, Ph.D., to Give 2016 Eddy Lecture March 23

DELAWARE, Ohio – A leading specialist on the contemporary politics of South Asia, Sumit Ganguly, Ph.D., will discuss the significance of the region in world affairs when he presents Ohio Wesleyan University’s 27th Annual John Kennard Eddy Memorial Lecture on World Politics.

Ganguly, Ph.D., professor of political science at Indiana University, Bloomington, will speak at 7 p.m. March 23 in Benes Rooms A and B of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.

Ganguly’s latest book, published in October, is titled “Engaging the World: Indian Foreign Policy since 1947,” and he currently is at work on “Deadly Impasse: India-Pakistan Relations at the Dawn of a New Century,” a book for Cambridge University Press. His writings also have been featured in publications including The Washington Quarterly and the World Policy Journal.

At Indiana University, Ganguly also serves as the Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations and as director of the Center on American and Global Security.

He previously has served as a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., as well as a visiting fellow at both Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation and its Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law. Learn more at

Ohio Wesleyan’s John Kennard Eddy Memorial Lecture on World Politics honors the life of student “Jeff” Eddy, killed in an automobile accident in 1988. The annual event is sponsored the OWU International Studies Program and the Department of Politics and Government. Learn more at or

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers 87 undergraduate majors and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Ohio Wesleyan combines a challenging, internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities to connect classroom theory with real-world experience. OWU’s 1,675 students represent 43 U.S. states and territories and 33 countries. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the latest President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at