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Rafiq Dossani, PhD

Senior Research Scholar; Executive Director, South Asia Initiative (former)

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June 25th, 2014

Shorenstein APARC fosters dialogue on Muslim experience in Asia through new book

Shorenstein APARC News

Rafiq Dossani, a former senior research scholar at Shorenstein APARC, examines the paradox of Muslim minority decline in Asia within a new book, "Modes of Engagement: Muslim Minorities in Asia." He says a way forward is for governments to focus on the poorest and connect education to development, thereby incorporating this peripheral group. Read more »



August 18th, 2012

Why small is beautiful in venture capital

Shorenstein APARC Op-ed: VentureBeat on August 18, 2012

In a VentureBeat guest post, Rafiq Dossani responds to a Kaufmann Foundation analysis about the risks of large venture capital funds.




April 12th, 2012

Looking at higher education in developing economies

Shorenstein APARC News

Engineering education in Brazil, Russia, India, and China -- the "BRIC countries" -- is the subject of a groundbreaking recent study and a forthcoming book co-authored by Rafiq Dossani. He has written a working paper focusing on India, and took part in a related conference at FSI on Apr. 28.




December 11th, 2011

Engineering education, finance, and policy in BRIC countries

Shorenstein APARC Q&A

Between 2008 and 2009, approximately 25 new private engineering colleges opened in India every week -- adding 2500 schools in only two years. Engineering education is also on the rise in the other so-called BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, and China). But does quantity guarantee quality? And what should government policymakers keep in mind to ensure that their higher education investments pay off? Senior research scholar Rafiq Dossani speaks about a leading-edge research project that addresses these and other questions. Read more »



May 31st, 2011

Experts gather to define a framework for SMP research

Shorenstein APARC, SPRIE News

Despite the growing adoption of social media platforms as a business tool, this is still a relatively new and under-studied area of technology—even in Silicon Valley where many SMP innovations originate, says Rafiq Dossani, a senior research scholar at Stanford University's Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. He and other academic and industry experts convened at Stanford on May 25 for a discussion of SMP business trends, especially in the areas of recruitment and business development in Silicon Valley. Read more »




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Indian Muslims may find inspiration in Egypt
The parallel between the conditions of the Muslims of India and those of Mubarak's Egypt is far-fetched in that India is a functioning, stable democracy that guarantees basic freedoms to its masses - the very opposite of Mubarak's regime. If so, why did many Muslim Indians watch events in Egypt unfold with a personal interest?
March 6, 2011 in San Francisco Chronicle

Putting Business before Sentiment: India's Latest Investment Rush
... "eventually it was all about business," says Rafiq Dossani, a senior research scholar at Stanford University's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center ...
February 10, 2011 in Knowledge@Wharton