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Festival of Ideas 2014

Festival of Ideas 2014

The Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2014 is taking place between Monday 20 October and Sunday 2 November.

Geography is being well represented at a number of talks:

Hustle, misfits and jugaad: alternative economic models from around the world

Hustle, misfits and jugaad: alternative economic models from around the world

25 October, 11:00am - 12:30pm, room LG19 Faculty of Law, 10 West Road

Dr Tatiana Thieme is a University Lecturer in Human Geography, and Fellow and Director of Studies of Fitzwilliam College. Her research focuses on alternative cultural and economic geographies, particularly the politics of urban poverty and youth geographies of work in informal, underground and 'hustle' economies. Her work also engages with people-environment relations in rapidly industrialising cities in the global South, with a particular focus on the urban political ecologies of sanitation and waste.

New directions for area studies: a panel discussion

New directions for area studies: a panel discussion

25 October, 2:00-3:30pm, room S1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road

Dr Harriet Allen is a University Senior Lecturer and Fellow of Girton College. Dr Allen is a physical geographer with a special interest in biogeography, Quaternary and environmental change.

Reading the Anthropocene

Reading the Anthropocene

30 October, 5:30-7:00pm, room GR06/07 Faculty of English, 7 West Road

Professor Phil Gibbard is Professor of Quaternary Palaeoenvironments and a Member of Darwin College. Professor Gibbard is a Quaternary geologist whose interests include Pleistocene/Neogene geology, sedimentation and stratigraphy, using multi-disciplinary methods to establish changing palaeogeography and palaeoenvironments.

India-Pakistan: the common ground

India-Pakistan: the common ground

1 November, 3:00-4:30pm, room SG1-2, Alison Richard Building 7 West Road

Dr Bhaskar Vira is a Reader in Political Economy of Environment and Development, and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College. His research focuses on environmental and development economies; political economy, particularly the study of institutions and institutional change; public policy in the developing world, especially India; and state-society interactions in development.

Full details of the many and varied events may be viewed via the main Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2014 website.