2021 KINDAS Research Group 2 Seminar (2nd) ‘Democratic Backsliding and the COVID-19 Pandemic in South Asia’

Date and Time: November 6, 2021. 22:00-24:00 [Japan], 14:00-16:00 [Heidelberg], 08:00-10:00
[Illinois])
Venue: Zoom online meeting
*Please register from the link below till November 3, 2021. The details will send to you via email.
https://forms.gle/rwFAk9wBFJYkAEz87

Program:
22:00-22:05: Welcome Remarks (by the chair)
Kazuya Nakamizo (Professor, Kyoto University)

22:05-22:25
Sojin Shin (Assistant Professor, Tokyo International University) & Subin Acharya (Graduate Student, Tokyo International University)
‘Political Ideas of Pandemic and Democratic Backsliding in Asia: Cases from South Korea, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Afghanistan’

22:25-22:45
Rahul Mukherji (Professor, University of Heidelberg)
‘Pandemic and Democratic Backsliding in India’

22:45-23:05
Ali Riaz (Professor, Illinois State University)
‘Criminalizing Freedom of Expression in a Hybrid Regime: Bangladesh’s Digital Security Act’

23:05-23:20
Discussion
Norio Kondo (Institute of Developing Economies)
Kazuya Nakamizo (Kyoto University)

23:20-24:00
Q & A (open floor)