CERIS Book Discussion for Educators: B

Educators are invited to attend dinner and a book discussion on Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Boo. Boo explores how Muslims, Hindus, and Christians sharing a slum in India's financial capital, Mumbai, have been dealing with the daily implications of global change, intensifying inequality, and repeated efforts to incite religious conflict. Shortlisted for numerous prizes, the book recently won the 2012 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

The CERIS book discussion is open to all tertiary and secondary educators and librarians. The book discussion will take place over dinner at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA, in the Greensburg room, Administration Building. We are pleased to have Dr. Roger Rouse facilitate the discussion. Roger teaches Global Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Trained as a cultural anthropologist and historian, he has worked for many years on migration, urban life, class dynamics, and the cultural politics of contemporary globalization.

To receive a free copy of the book and to RSVP, please contact Elaine Linn at eel58@pitt.edu. Those requesting a book should plan on attending the free dinner and discussion at Seton Hill University in person or participate in the discussion via SKYPE.

Event Date: 
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Sponsored By: 
CERIS and Seton Hill University
Elaine Linn, eel58@pitt.edu
Seton Hill University, Room/Bldg TBA
Target Audience: 
Elementary and Secondary Education
Higher Education
Presenter Type: 
Faculty of Institution