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Anthropological Insights on Poverty in Developing Economies, Mar 8

Please join us for a Luncheon Panel Discussion featuring Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor of The Financial Times, along with Laura Tyson, Professor of Economics, Aihwa Ong, Professor of Anthropology, and Clare Talwalker, Vice Chair, Global Poverty and Practice Minor, UC Berkeley.

In an era of growing BRIC economies, alarming rates of poverty persist in much of the developing world. Given this human paradox, actually deepened by globalization, we cannot be soothed by formulaic answers proposed for “The End of Poverty.” Beyond abstract statements and statistics, anthropological insights and findings are crucial for grasping how the interactions between market and culture, and beliefs and action, crystallize conditions for creating wealth and poverty on the ground. Our panel will explore how Anthropology is in conversation with Economics, Policy Studies, and Regional Studies on concerns of poverty and development.

Gillian Tett received a PhD in social anthropology from Cambridge University and currently serves as managing editor of the Financial Times. Her writing, which includes Fool’s Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe, reflects the critical role of anthropology in current economic debates and policy development.