Democracy That Delivers

The Shared Societies Project

Building a World Safe for Difference

Ashutosh Varshney

Visiting Professor of Political Science at Brown University

Ashutosh Varshney

Ashutosh Varshney is Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan Previously, he worked as an assistant and associate professor of government at Harvard University, among others. His most recent work Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life: Hindus and Muslims in India (Yale University Press, 2002 and 2003) won the Gregory Luebbert Prize of the American Political Science Association for the best book in comparative politics in 2002, was Choice magazine’s “outstanding academic title”, and a Kiriyama Prize “Notable”. His current project is on cities and ethnic conflict, and the politics of economic reforms in India. He has served on the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s Millennium Task Force on Poverty; the South Asia Task Force of the Council on Foreign Relations; and the Advisory Board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is a consultant to the World Bank, and has also been a consultant to the United Nations Development Program, Human Rights Watch, Freedom House, and UK Department for International Development.

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