Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Inequality—Vijay Prashad

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 6:30pm
Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union

Vijay Prashad"Letter to a Wound: The World We Live in Today," presented by Vijay Prashad,George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies, Trinity College, is part of the SBS yearlong series, Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Inequality.

News reads like chaos. Failed revolutions and wars in the Middle East, growing inequality and the rise of xenophobia in Europe and the United States, military coups from Thailand to Egypt, tensions across the South China Sea, forgotten populations from the favelas of Rio to the water-less neighborhoods of Detroit. The clattering hoofs of the four horsemen can be heard everywhere. But there is reason in this madness. That is what this talk will try to provide. Prashad's most recent book is The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South (Verso, 2013, now in paperback). He is a columnist for Frontline and a regular contributor to The Hindu, both based in India. The Prashad Report can be seen on  a regular basis on The Real News Network.

Sponsored by the Social Thought and Political Economy program.