This Week's Top Stories
September 27, 2019
Recently, Tommy Schaperkotter (M. Arch, GSD '20) traveled to the largest refugee camp in the world to learn about the Rohingya refugee experience in Bangladesh, building an understanding of architectural spaces in these settlements and seeing firsthand the nuances of the lives of those who reside there.
Around the world, numerous nations have witnessed a resurgence of "strongman politics" and nationalist and populist ideals. Ahead of our upcoming Voting for Strongmen seminar, we spoke with Rachel Brulé about what this means for India and how it affects equal representation in politics.
This week, Alf Nilsen — author of Adivasis and the State: Subalternity and Citizenship in India's Bhil Heartland — investigated the political movement patterns in the Bhil heartland of western India, where Adivasi communities have organized and mobilized against the local state.
Upcoming Events
Monday, September 30, 4:30 PM
Around the world, numerous nations have experienced a resurgence of strongman politics. Focusing on President Bolsonaro of Brazil and Prime Minister Modi of India, the panelists will discuss what nationalist and populist leadership means for these nations and the global political system at large.
Tuesday, October 1, 6:00 PM
Raj Rewal is internationally recognized for the creation of buildings that respond to the demands of urbanization, climate, and culture. Rewal will discuss his past work and how the study of the existing traditional pattern of living provides cues for place-making that promotes community activities.
Tuesday, October 8, 5:00 PM
How can India take advantage of data to achieve its developmental objectives, while balancing the need for personal privacy? Rahul Matthan and I. Glenn Cohen will delve into the interplay between data transfer and personal privacy in both the financial and healthcare systems.
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