[act-ma] Fwd: Development for Whom? POSCO in India. Wed. May 8th @ MIT

Paul Malachi Penchalapadu paul.malachi at gmail.com
Sun May 5 18:37:11 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*

 *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 <salopez 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

*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. 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

*Facebook:* https://www.facebook.com/events/296816673785032/
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