Speaker: Neil DeVotta
Neil DeVotta is an Associate Professor in Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University. His research interests include South Asian security and politics, ethnicity and nationalism, ethnic conflict resolution, and democratic transition and consolidation. He is the author of Blowback: Linguistic Nationalism, Institutional Decay, and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004) and editor of Understanding Contemporary India, 2nd Edition (Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010). His current work focuses on democratic regression and authoritarianism.