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John Nason talks about the importance of education in creating a just and thoughtful society and adds that he believes these qualities of justice and goodness are an inherent part of the universe.

Sunil Amrith lecture entitled "Islam in the Bay of Bengal: Between Tamil and Malay Worlds"

Partha Chatterjee lecture entitled "Early Modern Absolutism in 18th Century India"

Fred Hoyle describes his belief that morality is merely a matter of what outcomes will benefit a nation, and that, since conflict happens when nations outgrow their resources, we should address the issue of overpopulation in England and America.

Sunaina Basu, Nusmila Lohani, Shehryar Nabi, Colonial Globalism in the Bay of Bengal: A Class Based Perspective

Interviewed in Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Kris Manjapra

Robert Kaplan, author of Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power (Random House 2010), in discussion with Sugata Bose (Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University).

Nile Green lecture entitled "An Economy of Enchantment: Markets for Islam in an Industrializing Ocean."

Interviewed in Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Kris Manjapra