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On the Same Page with Katherine Boo

Katherine Boo, Jason Corburn, Tapan Parikh, Isha Ray

Event: Beyond the Beautiful Forevers: What Works for Tackling Poverty?

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.


ModeratorJennifer 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.