June 22, 2024

Gupta Awarded Asia Studies Fellowship

The East-West Center, a Washington, D.C., and Honolulu-based policy think tank, has awarded an Asia Studies fellowship to Surupa Gupta, associate professor of political science and international affairs. Gupta will be a resident fellow this fall at the Washington, D.C., office working on U.S.-India relations with a focus on trade and intellectual property rights.

Gupta Writes Policy Brief for Think-Tank in Washington D.C.

Surupa Gupta, associate professor of Political Science and International Affairs, was invited to write a policy brief for The East-West Center, a Washington D.C.-based think tank.

Gupta’s piece, “Slow Pace of Reforms Inhibits US-India Agricultural Trade,” was published online as part of their their Asia Pacific Bulletin series on April 21, 2015. A link to the piece can be found here.

Gupta Presents Paper at International Conference

Surupa Gupta, associate professor of Political Science and International Affairs, presented a paper titled “India, RCEP and the Farm Sector: Challenges and Opportunities,” at the conference on Building Pan-Asian Connectivity, held in Kolkata, India March 10-11.

The conference, organized by the Center on American and Global Security, Indiana University and sponsored by the U.S. State Department, addressed the significance of connecting India and Southeast Asia in order to improve regional security, economic development and environmental sustainability.

Gupta Presents Paper at International Conference

Surupa Gupta, associate professor of Political Science and International Affairs, organized a panel on “Developing Countries and the World Trade Organization” and presented a paper titled “India, Food Security and the Doha Round” at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association (ISA) in New Orleans, LA, held Feb. 18-21, 2015.

ISA is the premier disciplinary association in International Relations in North America.

Gupta Delivers Lecture in New Delhi

Surupa Gupta, associate professor of Political Science and International Affairs, delivered a lecture on India’s policy options on two competing multilateral regional trade agreements: the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and the Trans-Pacific Partnership at the panel on “Hegemony of Trade and Investment Flows” at the Asian Forum on Global Governance (AFGG) in New Delhi on Oct. 30. The AFGG, organized by Observer Research Foundation, one of New Delhi’s premier think tanks, is a forum with speakers and delegates from academia, governments, private corporate sector and non-governmental organizations from over 30 countries.

Gupta Publishes Co-Authored Research Paper

Surupa Gupta, associate professor of Political Science and International Affairs, co-authored a research paper titled ” Indian foreign policy and coexistence: continuity and change in the post-cold war era.” This was recently published in de Coning, Mandrup and Odgaard (eds.), The BRICS and Coexistence: An Alternative Vision of World Order. Her co-author is Shibashis Chatterjee, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.

Gupta Co-authors Op-ed in Foreign Affairs

Surupa Gupta, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, co-authored (along with Dr. Sumit Ganguly of Indiana University) an op-ed titled “Modi Bets the Farm” on India’s latest dispute with the World Trade Organization. In July, India refused to sign the accession protocol on a recent agreement that attempts to simplify customs rules. This is the first such multilateral agreement adopted by the WTO membership since the institution’s inception in 1995. Although this has generated hostility towards India from various quarters, we argue that compelling domestic and international factors shaped India’s decision to withhold its signature.

Gupta Presents on BRICS and Global Economic Governance

Surupa Gupta, associate professor of Political Science and International Affairs, presented on “BRICS and Global Economic Governance” at the Observer Research Foundation, a premier think tank in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. She provided the opening remarks and Amb. H.H.S Viswanathan, Distinguished Fellow, ORF, was the discussant. Vivan Sharan of ORF’s Global Governance Initiative moderated the discussion.

Surupa Gupta Added to ICTSD Trade Expert Network

Surupa Gupta, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, has been added to the network of experts for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD). Based in Geneva, ICTSD is an independent non-profit and non-governmental organisation that seeks to empower stakeholders in trade policy through information, networking, dialogue, well-targeted research and capacity-building. Its goal is to further the cause of sustainable development.  It maintains consultative status with most international organizations and other civil society networks.

Gupta Presents on India and the Liberal World Order

Surupa Gupta, associate professor of political science and international affairs, spoke on India’s engagement with global economic institutions such as the WTO, IMF and World Bank at a workshop titled “India and the Liberal World Order” at the Transatlantic Academy of the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Nov. 5.