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Human Rights and Economic Development in India: Helping the Poorest of the Poor
Start Date: 11/15/2012Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Date: 11/15/2012End Time: 6:00 PM

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Join International Area Studies and the Office of Equality & Diversity for International Café! This month will feature guest speaker Joel Oestreich, PhD., Director of the International Area Studies program and Associate Professor of History and Politics at Drexel. Dr. Oestreich, recipient of a Fulbright award, will share his latest research from nine months in India. In addition to his lecture, a photography installation of his travels will be exhibited till mid-December in the James E. Marks Intercultural Gallery. The reception and opening of the exhibit will directly follow the lecture.

The breakneck pace of development in India has lifted millions out of poverty and made India a global economic powerhouse. But has the rapid growth really helped the poorest of the poor in this vast country? Have women, untouchables, indigenous peoples, migrant laborers, and other discriminated-against groups been helped? Along with the United Nations Development Programme and other donors, India has struggled to make sure that growth is inclusive and that human rights are part of the very definition of what it means to develop. Learn about what India and its partners are doing, and what this means for how economic development is understood around the world.

November 15, 2012
3:30pm – 5:00pm
MacAlister 2019/2020

Photography Installation and Reception to follow lecture.
5:00pm - 6:00pm
James E. Marks Intercultural Gallery

International Cafe is a monthly forum sponsored by International Area Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences that provides globally themed discussions that are open to the entire Drexel community. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Jacqueline Rios at jsr62@drexel.edu.
Contact Information:
Name: Jacqueline Rios
Phone: 215.895.6910
Email: jsr62@drexel.edu
Joel I-Cafe
Lecture - MacAlister Hall - Room 2019/2020

Reception - James E. Marks Intercultural Center
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