Pop Up Discussion on - Beyond Development: Transitioning to the Pluriverse

Event Date: 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Event Location: 

  • HSSB 6020 (McCune Conference Room)

Event Contact: 

Joanne Nowak, Blum Center Academic Coordinator (joanne.nowak@ucsb.edu)

Participatory development, sustainable development, gender and development. These iterations have modified the concept of international development at the margins, but do not demand a radical change in thinking. Dr. Arturo Escobar, (Professor of Anthropology Emeritus, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), argues that such a change is overdue. 
Dr. Escobar's work questions the very assumptions upon which mainstream development theory and practice rest: development for whom, i.e. the individual or the community?  Is growing inequality and poverty a result of underdevelopment, or excessive development?
The Blum Center for Global Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development is pleased to host a two-part Pop Up Discussion series featuring Dr. Escobar. The first session will delve into his contributions to our understanding of development, participatory democracy and social change, in order to prepare students for the second Pop Up session featuring Dr. Escobar himself.
We ask that students attend both Pop Up Sessions to take full advantage of the meeting with Dr. Escobar. The first Pop Up will be February 28th at 7PM, and the second on March 5th at 12PM. Both events will be held in HSSB 6020. RSVP is required. See the attached flyer for additional details.
This Pop Up series is part of a larger calendar of campus events with Dr. Escobar during the first two weeks of March. Students will have an opportunity to engage with this leading scholar through office hour appointments, a major public lecture, and the Pop Up series. Contact Joanne Nowak (joanne.nowak@ucsb.edu) for more details.