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Urban South Asia Writ Small

This conference draws together expertise from anthropology, architecture, economics, the fine arts, history, and religious studies in order to investigate the heart of South Asia's urban development. South Asian urban modernity has mostly been understood through the lifestyles and challenges of globally linked metros. What form is modernity taking in smaller cities and towns that straddle the global as well as the rural-urban divide differently from the metros? Preliminary studies indicate that poverty is deeper and more widespread in smaller towns and that rates of access to services and amenities are considerably lower. Yet, we know little of the dynamic processes that link city size to the prevalence of poverty and, perhaps, inequality.

Friday April 20 & Saturday April 21, Millstein Hall, Sibley Hall & A. D. White House

This conference is funded by the South Asia Program; Society for the Humanities; Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies; International Planning Students Organization; the Department of City and Regional Planning at the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University; the South Asia Center at Syracuse University; and the Cornell-Syracuse South Asia National Resource Center.

ISSI 2018: Understanding the Global Impacts of Climate Change

Registration is open for this year's International Summer Studies Institute for K-12 educators, June 25-26, on the Cornell University campus.

Kaushik Basu opens Spring Seminar Series

"Challenges for India's Economy: My Experience and Beyond" by Kaushik Basu

Monday, January 29, 2018 at 12:15pm to 1:30pm

Uris Hall, G08

India stands at the crossroads, with its economy poised to take off. Yet it faces formidable challenges rooted not just in its economy but also politics, and society. This lecture will draw on the author's own experience as Chief Economic Adviser to the Indian government during 2009-12 and his subsequent policy work in the World Bank to discuss India's big hurdles and how it is likely to handle these. The lecture will also draw on the lesson learned from other emerging economies.

Kaushik Basu is Professor of Economics and the C. Marks Professor of International Studies. He was formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank, 2012-16, and Chief Economic Adviser to the Indian Government, 2009-2012. From June 2017, Basu has taken over as President of the International Economic Association for a three-year term, 2017-20.

2018 South Asian Studies Fellowships

SAP will announce the four scholars and artists who will be the 2018 fellows in early February 2018.