The future of India’s conflict zones: Q/A July 25, 2013 at Hart House

For those in Toronto, I will be doing a little Q/A session at the University of Toronto’s Hart House South Dining Room from 6-8pm on Thursday, July 25, 2013. Here’s the description:

The Future of India’s Conflict Zones – Q/A with Justin Podur
July 25, 2013, 6-8pm
Hart House South Dining Room
University of Toronto


For those in Toronto, I will be doing a little Q/A session at the University of Toronto’s Hart House South Dining Room from 6-8pm on Thursday, July 25, 2013. Here’s the description:

The Future of India’s Conflict Zones – Q/A with Justin Podur
July 25, 2013, 6-8pm
Hart House South Dining Room
University of Toronto

The world’s largest democracy currently has several zones under some kind of low-intensity, protracted conflict. What is behind these seemingly intractable problems? Who is benefiting from them, how might they be solved, and how might friends of India help? Writer and professor Justin Podur spent January-April 2013 based in Delhi, from where he visited Kabul, Srinagar, and Chhattisgarh, studying the conflicts of the region. Podur will present some background notes and observations on the indigenous (adivasi) struggle in Central India and the Kashmir conflict, and proceed to a question/answer on both issues.

Justin Podur teaches at York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies. He was a visiting professor at Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia in the winter term 2013. Previously, in 2008, he taught in Pakistan, at the International Islamic University-Islamabad.

The event is organized by the Pakistan Development Fund.

Author: Justin Podur

Ecology. Environmental Science. Political Science. Anti-imperialism. Political fiction. Teach at York U's FES. Author. Writer at ZNet, TeleSUR, AlterNet, Ricochet, and the Independent Media Institute.