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Enseng Ho lecture entitled Burial and Travel: Islam across Indian Ocean Cultures.

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

Seema Alavi lecture entitled "Mughal Decline and the emergence of new global connections in early modern India"

Dr. Tim Harper, Centre for History and Economics, Magdalene College, Cambridge University. Lecture entitled "Singapore 1915 and the Birth of the Asian Underground"

public intellectual, journalist, and really, one might also say that an academic, given how academically informed his scholarship is and also how well read he is within academia and respected and of course, I am speaking of Robert Kaplan.
And we have a special event because in some ways it is a double feature because Robert Kaplan is here with us along with Professor Saugata Bose who I would also like to thank very much for his contributions to the discussions that's going to happen. I want to just very briefly introduce both Robert Kaplan and then Sugata Bose and give a brief kind of blue print of how the discussion will work because we are hoping to have a conversation that will also involve the audience and then turn I'll it over to our guests.

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).

Interviewed in Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America by Kris Manjapra

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

Eric Tagliacozzo lecture entitled Hajj in the Time of Cholera: Pilgrim Ships and Contagion from Southeast Asia to the Red Sea