Law as a Language of Activism: Regulating Global Philanthropy in India

Erica Bornstein

Perspectives on Humanitarianism Lecture Series
Sponsored by International Studies Program

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
7 p.m.

The International Studies Program is pleased to present the Perspectives on Humanitarianism Lecture Series of five talks this spring. This is the last talk in the series.
How is philanthropy and humanitarian work regulated in India? This talk explores recent efforts by NGOs to reform laws governing the non-profit sector, alongside government efforts to regulate foreign philanthropy and domestic NGO-work. Based on ethnographic research with an advocacy NGO in Delhi, it explores how law becomes a language of activism in the intersection of transnational humanitarian efforts and state regulation.

Erica Bornstein is Associate Professor of Anthropology at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and the author of Disquieting Gifts: Humanitarianism in New Delhi and The Spirit of Development: Protestant NGOs, Morality and Economics in Zimbabwe, both of which are published by Stanford University Press.

Co-sponsored by the  International Studies Program, CLAS, Academic Innovation Fund, Dept. of Anthropology and Dept. of Earth and Environment

This event is open to the public.

Free; no tickets required.

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