• Perry World House Global Shifts Conference
    • Perry World House Global Shifts Conference
The World Today: Organizing the Urban Poor
A conversation with Jockin Arputham, President, Slum/Shack Dwellers International
Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize in 2014

Tuesday, April 18, 4:30-5:30PM
Location: Global Policy Lab
Register here
Free and open to the Penn community.
Registration is required & space is limited; food will be served.

Jockin Arputham is president of Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI), and president of the National Slum Dwellers Federation in India.  Launched in 1996, SDI is a network of community-based organizations of the urban poor in 33 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.  Arputham has worked for more than 40 years in slums and shanty towns, building representative organizations into powerful partners with governments and international agencies for the betterment of urban living. Arputham was the winner of the 2000 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Peace and International Understanding and an honorary Ph.D. from KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India, in 2009.  In 2011, the Government of India bestowed on him its fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri award. He and his organization were proposed for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.  Read more about his work.


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Europe on the Rocks: A series by the department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Perry World House is proud to host "Europe on the Rocks," a series by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures featuring distinguished faculty discussing the politics of Europe. Perry World House and the Political Science Department serve as cosponsors for this series. View the entire schedule below and be sure to check out their website: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/slavic/events/europe_rocks.html

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Global Policy Lab @ Perry World House

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