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2022 Great Decisions Series | The Quad Alliance
About the Program: "The Quad Alliance" As part of the U.S. pivot to Asia, the United States has been in dialogue with Japan, Australia, and India in an effort to contain China. Recently, the Quad countries held joint naval exercises in the South Pacific. How effective will the actions of this alliance be? About the Speakers: Sumitha Kutty Sumitha Narayanan Kutty is a Leverhulme doctoral fellow in the Centre for Grand Strategy (CGS) at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London and an adjunct research associate at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore. She works on issues related to security, foreign policy and rising powers with an empirical focus on South Asia, the Middle East and the Indo-Pacific.
2022 Great Decisions Series | Industrial Policy
About the Program: "Industrial Policy" The current discussion of industrial policy in the United States is not simply about whether or not to support specific companies or industries, but about trust or mistrust of the government and its ability to manage the economy and deal with a rising China. The upheaval in supply chains during the pandemic exposed weaknesses in the international economy. What policies can the United States implement to deal with trade and the economy? About the Speaker: Dr. Sameeksha Desai Dr. Sameeksha Desai joined the faculty of the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University in Bloomington in 2010. She specializes in entrepreneurship, competitiveness, and economic development policy. An associate professor, she is Director of the Manufacturing Policy Initiative, and Associate Director, Institute for Development Strategies. Her research explores the conditions that influence entrepreneurship and regional economic outcomes of various types of entrepreneurial activity and opportunity. She has received numerous awards, fellowships, and grants, while her work has been supported by government, nonprofit, and international organizations.
2022 Great Decisions Series | Changing Demographics
About the Program: "Changing Demographics" The world experienced remarkable demographic changes in the 20th century that continue today and have resulted in far-reaching social, economic, political, and environmental consequences all over the globe. These consequences are creating mounting challenges to development efforts, security, climate, and the environment, as well as the sustainability of human populations About the Speaker: Dr. Keera Allendorf Dr. Keera Allendorf is an Associate Professor of Sociology and International Studies at Indiana University. She is a demographer and sociologist whose research is at the intersections of family, gender, and health. She investigates how and why family behaviors and attitudes vary and change over time and how family behaviors shape well-being. Geographically, she focuses on India and Nepal but also has comparative work on the rest of Asia and the United States. Her work has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, Demography, Population and Development Review, and Journal of Marriage and Family.