[act-ma] Wed May 8th @ MIT 7PM | Development for Whom? Steel company POSCO in India

Umang Kumar umkumar at gmail.com
Fri May 3 09:19:46 PDT 2013

Displacement Action and Research Network @ MIT,
Left at MIT &
Association for India's Development - Boston & MIT chapters

p r e s e n t

Development for Whom?
POSCO in India

South Korean steel giant POSCO's proposed mining project in India is
the largest foreign direct investment in the country and will displace
thousands of people. Panelists will discuss the political economy of
the project, the social and  environmental costs and benefits of such
development models, and frameworks for understanding and challenging
such models in the Global South.

Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

Wed. May 8, 7 pm

MIT Room 7 - 429
(AVT/ Long Lounge)
77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
Take elevator from main lobby after entering building

Light dinner provided
Free and open to public
Questions or info: fjawed at mit.edu

Balakrishnan Rajagopal - Associate Professor of Law and Development,
Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT

Sirisha Naidu - Associate Professor, Department of Economics at Wright
State University. Dr. Naidu earned a Ph.D. from the University of
Massachusetts Amherst in 2007. Her research, mostly interdisciplinary
in nature, focuses
on the political economy of development and environment in countries
of the global south. She conducts research on collective management
and access to environmental commons, the effects of neo-liberal
policies on human and
environmental well-being, and the distribution of costs and benefits
of environmental pollution.

Balmurli Natrajan - Associate Professor of Anthropology, and Director
of the University Core Curriculum at William Paterson University, New
Jersey. His research and teaching interests include Group Formation
(Caste, Class,
Community), Development, Artisans, Agro-Science, State, Culture, South
Asia, USA.His recent book is titled Culturalization of Caste in India:
Identity and Inequality in a Multicultural Age (London: Routledge,
2011). He is
currently working on the issues of rice farmers in Chhattisgarh,
India. Balmurli is actively involved in popular education projects and
solidarity work in in New Jersey and New York City.

Supported by:
Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia

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More details - http://miningzone.org/

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