The India China Institute is pleased to welcome three visiting scholars to The New School campus this spring. As in previous semesters, scholars not only use The New School / ICI’s research facilities for their own initiatives, but often teach a course, host a series of public talks and meet with other scholars in the New York area. In addition senior fellows serve as consultants for ICI’s academic programming. Please see below to learn more about our spring scholars.
Partha Mukhopadhyay is a senior research fellow at the Centre for Policy Research. His last assignment was with the Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC), where he was involved in nurturing policy and regulatory frameworks for the flow of private capital into infrastructure projects. Prior to this, he was with Export-Import Bank of India, as the first Director of their Eximius Learning Centre in Bangalore, and before that, with the World Bank, in the Trade Policy Division in Washington. He is currently a member of the Expert Committee on ICT for Indian Railways, Government of India and of the Working Group on Roads, National Transport Development Policy Committee and of the International Advisory Board of LIRNEasia, Colombo. Recently, he has worked with the Committee on Allocation of Natural Resources and the Committee for Consultations on the Situation in Andhra Pradesh.
Mukta Singh Lama Tamang is an anthropologist and teaches at the Central Department of Sociology/Anthropology at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu. He also serves as Research Director for a research project on Social Inclusion Atlas and Ethnographic Profile. His research interest includes indigeneity, history, memory, identity, social inclusion, equality and human rights in Nepal and South Asia. He received his PhD from Cornell University. He was a Visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths College, University of London and Jawaharlal Nehru University in conjunction with a joint research project on “Social Inequality and Affirmative Action in South Asia.” He is currently working with ICI on the Sacred Himalaya Initiative.
Fulong Wu is Bartlett Professor of Planning at University College London. His research includes China’s urban development and planning and its social and sustainable challenges. He has recently completed a book Planning for Growth: Urban and Regional Planning in China (Routledge 2015). He is co-editor of Restructuring the Chinese City (Routledge, 2005), Marginalization in China (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), International Perspectives on Suburbanization (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), and Rural Migrants in Urban China (Routledge, 2013), editor of Globalization and the Chinese City (Routledge, 2006), China’s Emerging Cities (Routledge, 2007), and co-author of Urban Development in Post-Reform China: State, Market, and Space (Routledge, 2007), and China’s Urban Poverty (Edward Elgar, 2010).