This panel discussion is an exploration of how the politics of hope play out in differing fields--from the aspirations of India's poorest inhabitants, to the offices of urban planners and business people--to understand how we aim to achieve progress, creating an ethos of trust and joint risk-taking. How do all sections of society find access to growth, justice, and a part in the development story? The way that events are perceived and experienced, in a world with ever more information and connectivity, shapes outcomes in profound ways. What new forms of cosmopolitanism and relationships have emerged, and how does this define our society? How can we understand globalisation in relation to phenomena such as violence, commodification, nationalism, terror and materiality?
Panelists: Arjun Appadurai, Shaina Anand, Ajit Balakrishnan, Mick Gordon, Zarina Mehta, Sheela Patel and Teesta Setalvad.
This program is organized in collaboration with the Asia Society India Center, Mumbai.