Articles by Harper Sutherland

Harper Sutherland

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Harper Sutherland is a second-year M.P.P. student at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy. She graduated in 2014 from Harvard University, where she concentrated in South Asian Studies and wrote her senior thesis on the post-independence experiences of Indian royal families. Following that, her research took a sharp turn into public transportation. Harper received a grant to study the consumer experience of public bus passengers in New Delhi. Her current policy interests are urban, transportation, and gender policy. In her free time, Harper loves handcrafts, particularly knitting, and reading mysteries


Review: Basharat Peer, India, Turkey, and the Rise of Authoritarianism

“Everyone’s experience with democracy is different.” Thus begins Basharat Peer’s A Question of Order: India, Turkey, and the Return of Strongmen (Columbia Global Reports, 2017). The new book by the Indian political journalist, currently an editor for the opinion section of the New York Times, is an incredibly timely, slim volume exploring how the democratic…