Drinks with Visiting Oxford Academic

What: Drinks with Visiting Oxford Academic
When: 7 October 2015, 7pm - 9pm
Where: Coast Cafe, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi

Prof. Maya Tudor (Assistant Professor of Government and Public Policy) of the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford was visiting Delhi and joined OCSI members for a Cocktails Party and informal discussions. Maya is also a Fellow of St. Hilda’s College, Oxford.

It was a delightful evening, with the opportunity to have exciting conversations with Maya over a drink (or two!) The discussions were led by an opening conversation between Shashank Vira and Maya Tudor, following which there was a wider and free ranging set of comments and thoughts.

maya-tMaya Tudor’s research investigates the origins of stable, democratic and effective states across the developing world, with a particular emphasis upon South Asia.  She was educated at Stanford University (BA in Economics), L’Universite de Paris, and Princeton University (MPA in Development Studies and PhD in Politics and Public Policy).  She has held Fellowships at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Oxford University’s Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy.

Her recently published book, ‘The Promise of Power’ (Cambridge University Press, 2013), was based upon her 2010 dissertation, which won the American Political Science Association’s Gabriel Almond Prize for the Best Dissertation in Comparative Politics.  The book investigates the origins of India and Pakistan’s puzzling regime divergence in the aftermath of colonial independence.  She is also the author of a number of articles, most recently ‘Explaining Democracy’s Origins’ in ‘Comparative Politics’.

Maya Tudor has also worked as a Special Assistant to Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz at the World Bank, at UNICEF, in the United States Senate, and at the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, recently ranked the world’s top NGO. A dual citizen of Germany and the United States, she has lived and worked in Bangladesh, Germany, France, India, Kenya, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States.


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