[act-ma] Sun 4/15 MIT: Aruna Roy Talk: Transparency and Accountability in Governance (India)

Umang Kumar umkumar at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 04:43:08 PDT 2012

The Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia
Association for India's Development (MIT & Boston)


A public talk by

Aruna Roy

"Transparency and Accountability in Governance: Current Challenges in India"

Sunday April 15 4:30 PM

MIT Bush Room (10-105)
77 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA

Aruna Roy is an Indian political and social activist (and former member of
the Indian Administrative Service) who founded  the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti
Sangathana ("Worker-and-Peasant Power Union"). She was a prominent force
behind the Right to Information (RTI) movement in India, which led to the
enactment of the Right to Information Act in 2005. She has also has helped
shape the rural jobs program (the MNREGA) and a food-security bill.

Among numerous awards and felicitations, in 2000, she received the Ramon
Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership and iIn 2011, she figured in Time
magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.

Co-sponsored by:
South Asia Forum at MIT


"The woods are lovely, dark and deep"

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