Date: September 25, 2015 Duration: 76 minutes
Entrenched poverty, of the sort described in Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers, defies simple developmental solutions. Yet, this does not necessarily mean that the billions of dollars aid agencies and other actors have directed toward “development” initiatives are all for naught. In this panel, we bring together Boo and academics with active research agendas in India, Kenya, Brazil, and elsewhere to discuss current efforts to reduce poverty; what has, and hasn’t, worked in the past; and their ideas for what we as students, teachers, and practitioners should be doing in the future.
- Katherine Boo, Author
- Jason Corburn, Professor, City and Regional Planning, UCB
- Tapan Parikh, Professor, I School, UCB
- Isha Ray, Professor, Energy and Resources Group, UCB
Moderator: Jennifer Bussell, Professor, Political Science and Public Policy, UCB
Sponsor: College of Letters & Science
This event is open to all audiences. Attendance is based on a first-come, first-seated basis.