How the weak can stand up to the strong is to be explored in an upcoming landmark talk.
Professor JP Singh, director of the University’s Institute for International Cultural Relations (IICR), will deliver his inaugural lecture on Wednesday 1 November.
The free talk, The Art of Negotiating Markets and Development, will evaluate the ways in which the poor, the weak, and the less privileged – especially from the Global South – have stood up to authority and governance in shaping their economic futures.
Professor Singh will examine how economic and cultural representations help us understand the voice and agency of the weak.
The lecture takes place at 6pm, November 1, Symposium Hall, King Khalid Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh, EH8 9DR.
Free tickets can be booked here: https://jpsingh.eventbrite.co.uk
The IICR is part of Edinburgh Futures Institute.
Prof. Singh is Chair and Professor of Culture and Political Economy at the University.
Singh has written eight books and published more than 75 scholarly articles. His current project is Development 2.0: How Technologies Can Promote Inclusivity in the Developing World (Oxford, forthcoming).
A recipient of several teaching honours, he has taught at universities in the United States and Europe including Georgetown University and the Graduate Institute in Geneva. He has advised international organizations such as UNESCO, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization.
Prof. Singh is editor of Arts and International Affairs.