3:30 pm EST - 5:00 pm EST

Past Event

Conflict in Northeastern India: Will the Government’s Policies Lead to Eventual Settlement?

Thursday, November 03, 2005

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EST

The Brookings Institution
Stein Room, 2nd Floor

1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC


Stephen P. Cohen

Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Muthiah Alagappa
Director, East-West Center Washington


Samir Kumar Das
Professor, Calcutta University

V.R. Raghavan
Director, Delhi Policy Group; President, Centre for Security Analysis

Sanjoy Hazarika
Managing Trustee, Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research


East-West Center Washington


The diversity and divisions in northeastern India, combined with regional migration, have created a volatile political situation resulting in large-scale violence between and among the minority and the majority populations. This forum seeks to analyze the perspectives of competing groups and explore if the national government’s policies of redrawing internal political borders and boundaries or conferring various measures of autonomy on the minority populations will lead to an eventual settlement of the conflict in northeastern India.

The forum, held in conjunction with the East-West Center, will feature a dynamic group of panelists including: Samir Kumar Das, Calcutta University; V.R. Raghavan, director, Delhi Policy Group and president, Centre for Security Analysis; and Sanjoy Hazarika, managing trustee, Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research. Stephen P. Cohen, a Brookings Institution senior fellow, and Muthiah Alagappa, the East-West Center Washington director, will moderate the panel discussion.

A question and answer session will follow remarks.