South Asia Conference: Religion, Public Policy, and Development

May 14-15, 2019

Washington, DC



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A conference hosted by the Keough School of Global Affairs


South Asia is home to all of the world’s major religions, which play an integral role in life on the sub-continent. Please join us as we examine the complex and contentious relationship between religion and public life in South Asia. How and when can religion play a positive role in enhancing human development? Where can it can be an inhibiting factor for public policy implementation? In addition to paper presentations, the conference will feature panels on the Rohingya refugee crisis and the role of religion in South Asian elections.