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On September 29th, 2011, the Asian Studies Programthe Office of the Dean of the School of Foreign Service, and the Mortara Center for International Studies welcomed Dr. Nita Rudra, Associate Professor of International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, for a lecture entitled "Good for the Goose, Bad for the Flock? FDI in Developing Countries (with Special Focus on India)." Professor Victor Cha, Director of Asian Studies and D. S. Song-Korea Foundation Chair in Asian Studies and Government, delivered introductory remarks.

Speaker Bio:

Nita Rudra is an Assistant Professor of International Affairs at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Univeristy of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include the impact of globalization on social welfare expenditures in developing countries, the political foundations of different welfare regimes, and the causes and effects of democaracu in developing nations. Her most recent works appear in American Journal of Political Science,Studies in Comparative International DevelopmentInternational Organization, amd International Studies Quarterly. She is currently finishing a book manuscript on welfare regimes in developing countries. Dr. Rudra earned her B.A. in political science from the University of Florida, M.A. in international relations from the University of Southern Florida, M.A. in economics from the University of Southern California, and her Ph.D. in political economy and public policy from the University of Southern California.