Former Pardee Center Director Launches New Book on Asia 2060
The Pardee Center is pleased to announce the publication of a new Pardee Center book titled South Asia 2060: Envisioning Regional Futures, based on the Pardee Center Research initiative South Asia 2060. The book, published by Anthem Press, includes contributions by 47 leading experts on South Asia from various disciplines who write on the likely longer-range trajectories of South Asia’s future as a region. Former Pardee Center Director Adil Najam and former Pardee Center Graduate Research Fellow Moseed Yusuf are co-editors of the book and were the project coordinators of the 2009 Pardee Center research initiative.
Prof. Najam, former Vice Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences, and Yusuf, now senior Pakistan expert at the U.S. Institute of Peace, participated in a panel discussion about the book on August 7 hosted by the Jinnah Institute in Islamabad, one of Pakistan’s leading think tanks on international affairs.
This edited volume is the fourth book to result from a Pardee Center research project that included an authors’ conference. Previous books include How Immigrants Impact Their Homelands (2013, Duke University Press) edited by Adil Najam, and Pardee Faculty Fellow Susan Eckstein; China Today, China Tomorrow: Domestic Politics, Economy and Society (2010, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers) edited by Pardee Faculty Fellow Joseph Fewsmith stemming from a 2008 conference, Where Is China Headed?; and more recently The Future of South-South Economic Relations (2012, Zed Books), edited by Adil Najam and Pardee Center Research Fellow Rachel Denae Thrasher and stemming from a 2010 Pardee Center conference by the same name.