Jean-Luc Racine in Pakistan as part of the programme « Open Doors » (1-7 February 2016)

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Jean-Luc Racine at the Karachi Literature Festival (7 February 2016)

Within the "Open Doors" program, conducted jointly by the Embassy of France in Pakistan and the Alliance Françaises of Lahore and Karachi, Professor Jean-Luc Racine, Specialist of India and India-Pakistan relations, gave a series of lectures in three Pakistani cities, Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi, from 1 to 7 February 2016.

Mr. Racine gave lectures in various universities (Forman Christian College, Quaid-e-Azam University) and Pakistani Think-tanks (Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad, Jinnah Institute, Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies) and held important discussions with several Pakistani researchers. He participated in the Karachi Literature Festival, in a roundtable on the issue of Kashmir.

Jean-Luc Racine, a PhD from Sorbonne University, is Emeritus CNRS Senior Fellow at the Centre for South Asian Studies (School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences -EHESS- Paris), and Senior Fellow at Asia Centre, a Paris based think tank. His current research addresses three main issues: i) the internal dynamics of change in India; ii) the ways emerging India redefines her position on the Asian and on the global chessboards, iii) the geopolitics of South Asia, particularly Pakistan’s regional policy and India-Pakistan relations, including in their Afghan dimensions.
He has been part of second track circuits for many years. He speaks regularly in Asian, European and US institutions dedicated to international affairs or security studies, and appears in French and English speaking medias on South Asian affairs.
He has written or edited more than a dozen of books on India and on South Asia, including one coedited with Pakistani scholars Soofia Mumtaz and Imran Ali:

Pakistan, Contours of State and Society, Oxford University Press, Karachi, 2003
His last edited books in French have been focussed on “India and Asia” (2009) and, as a special issue of the geopolitical journal Herodote, on the “Geopolitics of Pakistan” (2010). He is presently editor of the Asia Yearbook (Annuaire Asie) published by the French Government press La documentation française (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 forthcoming).

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