Monica DeHart Presentation — Wednesday, 12:00 noon

Associate Professor of Anthropology Monica DeHart will be talking about the research underpinning her recent fieldwork in Costa Rica on Wednesday, October 5. The presentation is part of the IPE department’s brownbag series. Here’s the key information:

Title: The China Model: A View from the Bleachers
Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 12:00 to 1:00, Murray Board Room

Overview: Scholars, policy analysts, and pundits alike have hotly debated the nature and potential effects of China’s current development policies in the Third World.  Whether framed as the emergence of a “China Model” or a “Beijing Consensus,” these analyses suggest that China’s current “model” of development threatens liberal values. Professor DeHart will briefly explore the contours of this debate and then draw on her recent fieldwork in Costa Rica to explain what these development policies look like on the ground…or, more correctly, from the bleachers of the new national stadium China just built there.  From this perspective, she will explore why so many are cheering China’s arrival and what it might mean for development politics in the region.

We hope to see you there!

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