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Penn in India: Cities in Hot Water

Penn in India Faculty Speaker Series
(in partnership with UPIASI, Penn Global, CASI, and Penn Alumni)

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 10:00

Nikhil Anand, Associate Professor of Anthropology of the School of Arts and Sciences, joins us to discuss his work on India’s coastal communities, the impacts of climate change and how these challenges demand a rethinking of urbanization. His presentation focuses on the following question: What might an attention to water reveal about the future of Indian cities? The discussion was moderated by Anuradha Mathur, Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Weitzman School of Design.

About the Penn in India Faculty Speaker Series:

The Penn in India: Faculty Speaker Series aims to highlight the wide range of research conducted by Penn faculty in India and engage the Penn community in intimate conversations on a broad range of topics. During each session, Penn faculty engage in a 60-minute virtual, moderated discussion about their work covering a wide range of research interests, from the urban studies and politics, to behavioral economics and health, to online education. The Faculty Speaker Series is sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India (UPIASI), Penn Global, and Penn Alumni. These events are geared toward the Penn alumni community in India; however, members of the wider Penn and academic communities are always welcome.