Source: University of Guelph
Economist from India to Give Annual Hopper Lecture
October 13, 2006
economics professor and expert on rural poverty, labour markets, and
migration will give the 14th annual Hopper Lecture on International
Development Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in OVC’s Lifetime Learning Centre. The
event is free and open to the public.
Ravi Shankar Srivastava, a professor in the Centre for the Study of Regional
Development at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, will speak on
"Expanding Social Security in a Neo-Liberal World: India’s Tryst With
Srivastava, who is currently on special assignment as policy adviser to the
government of India, is one of the authors of the World Bank’s report on
poverty in Uttar Pradesh. He is also co-author of a book on child labour and
recently co-authored a book on the financing of elementary education in
India. He is a member of the National Commission for Enterprises, which
makes recommendations to government on all aspects of policy related to
informal sector enterprises and the informal workforce.
Srivastava received his education at the University of Allahabad, the Delhi
School of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Cambridge University.
The Hopper Lecture is supported through an endowment from the International
Development Research Centre.
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