Join the India China Institute for an exciting talk looking at conservation and development issues in the Himalaya.
“Challenges in Balancing Conservation and Development in Eastern Himalaya, a Biodiversity Hotspot”
Ganesan Balachander is Director of the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) in Bangalore. He is currently directing the recently constituted Consortium Board of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). He was formerly a representative for South Asia at the Ford Foundation in New Delhi.
China and India: New Urban Forms, New Fields of Inquiry will explore new ways of looking at the interplay of the conceptual and the material in studies of urban India and China. A collaborative and exploratory field-building exercise, this conference will pursue alternatives to theories of social science and design that sometimes draw upon universalist and/or linear assumptions about processes such as capitalism, urbanization, and modernity. Instead, our conference participants, many of whom have engaged in ethnographic, interpretive, or other qualitative approaches to urban forms and processes, will pursue new concepts and expose areas of future inquiry based on their work on urban and urbanized spaces of China and India. ICI believes that a conference engaging scholars committed to theorizing from careful, contextualized studies of Chinese and Indian cities has the potential to create new fields of inquiry. Please check back for updates on logistical information about this conference.
Professor, Former Director
Institute of Asian Research
University of British Columbia