Theodore Wright Jr.

Explores attitudes toward the Middle East, Islam, and comparative ethnicity

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Theodore Wright Jr.

Professor Emeritus
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Department: Political Science

Politics; policies; foreign policies of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh; minorities, especially Muslims in India; attitudes towards events in the Middle East; Islam as a religion; comparative ethnicity; Dutch in colonial Albany, N.Y.

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Theodore P. Wright taught graduate and undergraduate comparative politics, political development, politics of South Asia and comparative ethnicity for 30 years. He has published more than 80 journal articles on various aspects of Indian and Pakistani politics.

Wright is active in the Association for Asian Studies and its regional affiliate, the New York conference on Asia; the annual Wisconsin conference on South Asia; The European conference on Modern South Asia; the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies; the South Asian Muslim studies Association; and the Columbia University Faculty seminar on South Asia.

He is an officer of the Dutch settlers Society of Albany and the New Netherlands Institute in Albany.