"Student Perceptions of a Role-Playing Simulation in an Introductory International Relations Course," with Sean Giovanello and Mileah Kromer. Paper presented at the Teaching & Learning Conference of the American Political Science Association (APSA), Albuquerque, NM, February 2011.
"A Durable ‘Strategic Partnership’?: India’s Outlook on U.S. Policy in South Asia Under Obama.” Paper presented at the 51st Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), New Orleans, February 2010.
“A Bittersweet ‘Graduation’ From Aid: Can the World Bank Hold on to India, and Will India Let It?” Paper presentation. Also Chair, panel on International Relations: Global Issues, IPE, and Human Rights. 80th Annual Conference of the Southern Political Science Association (SPSA), New Orleans, January 2009.
“From ‘Tilt’ to ‘Pivot’? U.S. Intervention in India-Pakistan Crises and Implications for Deterrence
Theory.” Paper presentation. Also Chair and Discussant, panel on Indo-Pakistani Rivalry: Social
Construction of Conflict. 49th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA),
San Francisco, March 2008.
“Indian-Americans and the U.S.-India Nuclear Agreement: Consolidation of an Ethnic Lobby?”
Paper presented at the 65th Annual National Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, April 2007.
“Banking on India’s States: The Politics of World Bank Reform Programs in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.” Paper presentation. Also Discussant, panel on Governance, Accountability, and International Organizations. 46th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), Honolulu, March 2005.
“India’s Evolving Relationship with the World Bank: Structural Adjustment Goes Sub-national.”
Paper presented at 100th meeting of American Political Science Association (APSA), Chicago, September 2004.
“Development Aid, Structural Adjustment, and Federal Politics in India: World Bank Lending Goes Sub-national.” Paper presented at the Third Annual East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference, Addressing Development Issues in Asia-Pacific, East-West Center, University of Hawai‘i, Honolulu, February 2004.
“Structural Adjustment Lending Goes Sub-national: The World Bank, Economic Reform and Federal Politics in India.” Paper presentation. Also Discussant, panel on “Conflict and Transformation in Asia.” Annual meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association (NEPSA) and International Studies Association-Northeast, Philadelphia, November 2003.
“Lending to Sub-national Governments in a Federal State: The World Bank’s New Approach in India.” Paper presented at conference on Political Minorities and Political Boundaries: The Evolving Challenges to Democracy, Equity, and Freedom, Yale University, New Haven, May 2002.
Invited Talks and Commentary
Guest analyst, "Why Not a Nuclear Deal for Pakistan?," The Platform, cable news program in Pakistan, co-production of Express 24/7, Islamabad, and Voice of America, Washington, D.C., August 17, 2010.
Featured guest, “India and the World Bank,”The State of Things, Frank Stasio and Lindsey Thomas, producers, WUNC North Carolina Public Radio, Durham, June 30, 2010. http://wunc.org/tsot/archive/sot0630b10.mp3/view
“The World Bank and India,” invited talk with discussant N. Roberto Zagha, Country Director for India, and moderator Vikram Raghavan, Senior Legal Counsel, the World Bank, sponsored by the World Bank-IMF India Club and South Asia Region, Washington, D.C., April 22, 2010.
“The Evolution of India’s Nuclear Policies: The Long and Winding Road.” Draft chapter presented at contributors’ conference for Sumit Ganguly, ed., Indian Foreign Policy: Retrospect and Prospect, Indiana University, Bloomington, October 2008.