The University of Iowa

Scholar to give lectures about Chinese, Indian economy, April 29, 30

April 15th, 2010

Matthew C. J. Rudolph, visiting assistant professor in Georgetown University’s Government Department, will give two lectures about Asia. Both lectures are free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

The first lecture, “Speaking In Many Voices: How India’s ‘Multivocality’ Shapes Its Foreign Policy” is at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in Room 1111, University Capitol Centre (UCC). This talk will focus on what the many voices of India’s history, cultural and plural society mean for the future of India’s global politics.

The second, titled “Financial Change and Varieties of Asian Capitalism: The Politics of Chinese and Indian Securities Finance Compared,” is at noon, Friday, April 30, in Room 1117 UCC. Rudolph will present his paper about the development of securities finance (stocks and bonds) in India and China during the global financial change in the 1990s.

Rudolph holds a doctorate in political science from the Cornell University Department of Government. He maintains a Web site at

University of Iowa sponsors include the South Asian Studies Program, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies and International Programs.

For more information, contact Heidi Vekemans at 319-335-3862 or

A related story about Rudolph in The Daily Iowan.