Numerous scholars will convene for a book discussion on Devish Kapur's "The Other one percent: Indians in America." The book is a data-driven account about the rise of Indian immigrants in America over the last half century. Speakers include Richard Wright, a professor of geography at Dartmouth College, who is interested in studying how immigrants assimilate into American society; Prema Kurien, whose research focuses on race and ethnic group relations and who founded the Asian American Studies program at Syracuse University; and John Logan, a professor of sociology at Brown University who studies race and ethnicity, immigration and political sociology. Sponsored by the Center for Contemporary South Asia, the event begins at 5 p.m. in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.