10 episodes

A democratic republic. A revolutionary constitution for its time and place. Nuclear weapons. Religious and cultural diversity. Centuries of oppression. Polarized politics. Terrorism. An aversion to China's ascent. Divisive leadership. Are you thinking of India or the United States? As the title suggests, the world's two largest democracies have a lot in common. This podcast will explore legal and policy issues that affect India and the United States. We will interview experts on both countries! Hosted by Rahul Srivastava and supported by the Cornell India Law Center.

A Law in Common: India and the United States Cornell India Law Center

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A democratic republic. A revolutionary constitution for its time and place. Nuclear weapons. Religious and cultural diversity. Centuries of oppression. Polarized politics. Terrorism. An aversion to China's ascent. Divisive leadership. Are you thinking of India or the United States? As the title suggests, the world's two largest democracies have a lot in common. This podcast will explore legal and policy issues that affect India and the United States. We will interview experts on both countries! Hosted by Rahul Srivastava and supported by the Cornell India Law Center.

    Sex Selective Abortion in India and the United States

    Sex Selective Abortion in India and the United States

    Cornell Law School's Sital Kalantry and Mary John at the Center for Women's Development Studies in New Delhi join us for an incredibly interesting episode on sex-selective abortion in India and the United States. We talk about the practice's prevalence...

    • 41 min
    Financial crisis responses in the 21st century

    Financial crisis responses in the 21st century

    Cornell Law School's Professor Dan Awrey and University of Michigan Law School's Vic Khanna join us to discuss financial markets (or as our guests call it, the broader financial system) in both countries. We discuss the history of financial markets in...

    • 43 min
    Indian and American financial systems: the history and current framework

    Indian and American financial systems: the history and current framework

    Cornell Law School's Professor Dan Awrey and University of Michigan Law School's Vic Khanna join us to discuss financial markets (or as our guests call it, the broader financial system) in both countries. We discuss the history of financial markets in...

    • 47 min
    Explaining bankruptcy ft. India's new bankruptcy reforms

    Explaining bankruptcy ft. India's new bankruptcy reforms

    Adam Feibelman, Renuka Sané, and Bhargavi Zaveri join us to discuss American and Indian bankruptcy. We demystify this innovative legal tool, discuss how both countries look at bankruptcy, and dive deep into India's new bankruptcy reforms enacted in 2016. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Nuclear nonproliferation and the Indo-US relationship

    Nuclear nonproliferation and the Indo-US relationship

    The Stimson Center's Seema Gahlaut joins us to discuss India’s historical and contemporary role in the international nuclear order, the impact of nuclear nonproliferation on the Indo-US relationship, and the future of nuclear weapons. 

    • 50 min
    Do we still need the Death Penalty?

    Do we still need the Death Penalty?

    Cornell Law School's Sandra Babcock and Jindal Global Law School's Khagesh Gautam join us for an episode on the death penalty in India and the United States. More than a 100 countries have abolished the death penalty. Both India and the United States...

    • 38 min

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