FYI--Muslims of India program Wed. August 10 in SF
- Wednesday, August 10: "Muslims of India: Their Politics, Identity and Economy"Speaker: Rafiq Dossani, Ph.D., author; Senior Research Scholar, Stanford University
India's 160 million Muslims differ geographically by language, socio-economic status and culture. The Muslim-Indian community shares a common trajectory of challenges in their political power and socio-economic status. Their identity, in the eyes of the average Indian, is evermore monolithic and faith-based. To some politicians Muslim Indians are now considered a security risk. Rafiq Dossani will discuss the causes of their challenges and their possibilities for the future.
Dr. Dossani is a Senior Research Scholar at The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University. His research areas include development, education, finance, international relations, outsourcing and telecommunications. Prior to joining Stanford, he was the CEO of Jardine Fleming India, an investment bank. He has also served as Deputy Editor, Business India magazine.
Rafiq Dossani is on the advisory board of the Silicon Valley Indian Professionals Association, a member of the India Community Center Speakers Forum and a member of the Education Advisory Council of the American India Foundation . He earned his Ph.D. (Finance) at Northwestern University and an MBA at the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta.
His books include: Does South Asia Exist? (2009), India Arriving (2007), Prospects for Peace in South Asia (2005), Telecommunications Reform in India (2002), and his latest book, Knowledge Perspectives of New Product Development: A Comparative Approach (forthcoming Summer 2011). More information is available at his Stanford home page: http://www.stanford.edu/~dossani1/
Some of you may have seen his March 6 article in the Insight section of the San Francisco Sunday Chronicle: "Indian Muslims May Find Inspiration in Egypt."Wine and networking reception 5:30 p.m., program 6 p.m., book signing 7 p.m.$8 for members, $20 for non-members, $7 for students with current school ID.Location: Commonwealth Club headquarters, 595 Market Street - Mezzanine, San Francisco (at Montgomery St. BART/Muni station), cross street Second StreetReservations are not required but recommended - phone (415) 597-6705 or (800) 847-7730. Tickets can also be purchased via website: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2011-08-10/rafiq-dossani-muslims-india-their-politics-identity-and-economy