Palagummi Sainath to Speak on "Inequality and the Rise of Rural Distress"

October 19, 2016 - 5:00 pm
Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall (Room 115)
Event poster featuring images of a desert landscape and Palagummi Sainath holding a camera

Palagummi Sainath, India's most highly awarded journalist and winner of the Ramon Magsaysay Prize (often referred to as the "Asian Nobel"), will speak on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) on "Inequality and the Rise of Rural Distress."

The only Indian to win the Magsaysay for journalism in 32 years, Sainath was also the first reporter in the world to win Amnesty International's Global Journalism Prize, and the only Indian winner so far of the European Commission's Lorenzo Natali prize, the EC's main award for development and human rights. Last year, he won the first World Media Summit Global Award for Excellence for his 2014 series of field reports on India's mega water crises.

The event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, Department of Political Science, Georges Lurcy Charitable and Education Trust, Lamont Fund and Tagliabue Lecture Fund. For further information, contact the Department of Philosophy at (413) 542-5805 or djbrace@amherst.edu.

Contact Info

Dee Brace
(413) 542-5805
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