A lecture and film screening on ‘A People Centered vs. a Profit Centered Way of Producing Food in India
Prof. Joan Mencher
Date: Friday 14h February
Time: 4.30 pm
Venue: Office, No.33/1-9, Thygraja Layout, Jaibharath Nagar, M. S. Nagar P.O, Banswadi Road, Bangalore 560 033.
About the Speaker
Prof. Joan P Mencher has been working in South India since late 1958 on numerous issues including agriculture and social structure alongside issues of structured inequality. She received her PhD at Columbia University in 1958 based on a research in a slum in New York City, and then came to India on AAUW and Fulbright fellowship. She retired from the City University of New York in 2005 but continues to do research on issues related to food security in India. She runs a small Foundation called Second Chance Foundation in New York City where she tries to raise fund for seed grants for smaller South Indian NGO’s doing innovative agricultural research.
Land mark to the office: Jaibharath Nagar Petrol Bunk
Contact: Diana 25493705 (10 am to 5 pm)