A talk by
P. Sainath and Alexander Cockburn
Monday, October 2nd, 6pm
370 Dwinelle Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Mumbai-based P. Sainath
is Asia's leading development journalist, writing frequently about
issues such as poverty and the effects of neo-liberalism on India.
Through his work on the livelihoods of India's rural poor, Sainath has
changed the nature of the development debate in his own country and
across the world. His landmark book, "Everybody Loves a Good Drought",
is a devastating portrait of Indian government economic policies gone
awry. Sainath has won numerous awards for his reportage, including the
European Commission's Natali Prize in 1994 for articles related to
development and poverty as well as working and living conditions of
vulnerable social groups. In November 2001, he won the Boerma
Journalism Prize from the United Nations Food and Agricutural
Organization -- the most important award in development
journalism. Sainath is India's full-time chronicler of the most
complex rural world. No other reporter has covered the impact at the
smallest village level of neo-liberal globalism as he has.
is the co-editor of CounterPunch and is a nationally syndicated
author. Born and raised in Ireland, Alexander Cockburn has lived and
worked in America since 1973. He has established a reputation as one of
the foremost reporters and commentators of the left.Cockburn is
coeditor with Jeffrey St. Clair of the twice-monthly muckraking
newsletter CounterPunch, whose Web site,
http://www.counterpunch.org/, now has a world audience in the millions.The author of a bi-weekly column for The Nation called Beat the Devil,
Cockburn also writes a syndicated newspaper column that is distributed
nationally by Creators Syndicate. In 1987, Cockburn authored a highly
successful collection of essays, some autobiographical, entitled Corruptions of Empire, for which he was called "the most
gifted polemicist now writing in English" by the Times Literary
Supplement. His diary of the late 1980s and early 1990s, The Golden Age Is In Us
, drew enthusiastic reviews from many sources, such as The New York Times, which wrote "A warrior freethinker, armed with courage and gifted prose to cut down the hypocrisies of tyrants."
Globalization, Inequality and Democracy - P. Sainath speaks at the University of Illinois (Sep 20, 2006) (video)
A collection of P. Sainath's recent writings (from India Together )
A 'final' note on credit. P. Sainath, The Hindu, Aug 11, 2006.
Bio and links to articles by Alexander Cockburn in The Nation Magazine.
Counter Punch - the muckracking newsletter, co-edited by Alexander Cockburn.
MAPS AND DIRECTIONS
1. Directions to Campus via CSAS: http://ias.berkeley.edu/southasia/directions.html
- (Dwinelle Hall is pictured on the map one building to the west of CSAS)
2. Dwinelle Hall Website (see maps):
3. Campus-wide driving directions: http://www.berkeley.edu/map/
4. Center for South Asia Studies: (510) 642-3608