Thursday, September 1, 2016

Guest speaker, Smita Srinivas, Ph.D., will give a presentation, "Farms versus Firms: Theory and Process in Economic Development and Urbanization," on Friday, Sept., 16th from 2:00-3:20 p.m. This will be held in room 219 Jessup Hall on the University of Iowa campus and is open to the public.

Srinivas holds a Ph.D. from MIT and is Head of the School for Economic Development at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS). She has been a Senior Advisor at IIHS with other international colleagues, covering issues of research, curriculum and professional training on economic and urban issues. She was a faculty member at Columbia University, a member of the South Asia Institute, affiliate of the Institute for Latin American Studies and the Data Sciences Institute. She has also held several pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government in the Belfer Center's Science, Technology and Public Policy; Center for International Development (Sustainability Science); and through the Business and Government Program.

More recently, Srinivas was awarded the prestigious biennial 2015 Myrdal Prize for her last book, "Market Menagerie: Health & Development in the Late Industrial States" (Stanford University Press 2012, Economics and Finance, republished also by Cambridge University Press S. Asia 2013).

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa‐sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Gina Davis, Administrative Coordinator, School of Urban and Regional Planning, in advance at 319-335-0032.