A Conversation with Katherine Boo: “Tackling Urban Poverty: Some Lessons from 20 Years in the Field”


The International Studies Public Forum, Institute for International, Global and Regional Studies (IIGaRS), Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, Department of Planning, Policy & Design, and the Department of Sociology present:

Speaker: 

 Katherine Boo
Staff Writer, The New Yorker, and Pulitzer Prize Winning Author

 Moderator: 

Richard Matthew
Director, Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation

 Date and Time: 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
12:00pm - 2:00pm


Event Location: 

SBSG, Room 1517
Please RSVP here if you are planning to attend.

 

Contact for Further Information: 

Gloria Simpson, simpsong@uci.edu or 949-824-8687

 

Katherine Boo is an American investigative journalist who has documented the lives of people in poverty. She has won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service (2000), the MacArthur "genius" award (2002), and the National Book Award for Nonfiction (2012). She has been a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine since 2003. Her book Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity won nonfiction prizes from PEN, the Los Angeles Times Book Awards, the New York Public Library, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, in addition to the National Book Award for Nonfiction.

 

 

“Incarnations: Historical Myths and Individual Stories in India’s Past”


The International Studies Public Forum, Institute for International, Global and Regional Studies (IIGaRS), Political Theory Group, Center for Asian Studies, Department of History, Workshop in Postcolonialism, Culture, Politics and Critique present:

Speaker: 

 Sunil Khilnani
Professor of Politics & Director of the King’s College London India Institute
Berlin Prize Fellow

Date and Time: 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Event Location: 

SBSG, Room 1511
Please RSVP here if you are planning to attend.

Contact for Further Information: 
Gloria Simpson, simpsong@uci.edu or 949-824-8687

 
Sunil Khilnani was born in New Delhi and grew up in India, Africa, and Europe. He was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he took a first in Social and Political Sciences, and at King’s College, Cambridge, where he gained his PhD in Social and Political Sciences.

He has served as a member of several editorial boards, including Economy and SocietyCritique Internationale, and thePolitical Quarterly, and is a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute for Advanced Study in Nantes, the Instituto Oriente in Lisbon, and a Governor of the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust. He is a recipient of the 2005 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, awarded by the Indian government.

Currently, Khilnani is a Professor of Politics & Director of the King’s College London India Institute. He is also completing a book on India’s global role and prospects, while he continues to research studies of Jawaharlal Nehru and the history of democracy in India – two of his long-term projects.

 

 

Roundtable: “Reporting the Global Poor: Practical and Ethical Challenges”

The International Studies Public Forum, Institute for International, Global and Regional Studies (IIGaRS), Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, Department of Anthropology, Center for Ethnography, Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality, Literary Journalism Program, Department of African American Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, Forum for the Academy and the Public and Center for Asian Studies present:

Speakers: 

Katherine Boo
Staff Writer, The New Yorker, and Pulitzer Prize Winning Author

George Marcus
Chancellor's Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology

Kristen Monroe
Director, Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics & Morality

Gabriele Schwab
Chancellor's Professor and Chair, Comparative Literature

Amy Wilentz
Professor of English and Literary Journalism

Kamal Sadiq
Associate Professor of Political Science

Date and Time: 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
12:00pm - 2:00pm


Event Location: 

Calit2 Auditorium

Please RSVP here.

Contact for Further Information: 
Gloria Simpson, simpsong@uci.edu or 949-824-8687

Light lunch/refreshments will be provided

 

Katherine Boo is an American investigative journalist who has documented the lives of people in poverty. She has won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service (2000), the MacArthur "genius" award (2002), and the National Book Award for Nonfiction (2012). She has been a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine since 2003. Her book Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity won nonfiction prizes from PEN, the Los Angeles Times Book Awards, the New York Public Library, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, in addition to the National Book Award for Nonfiction.

 

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