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Arrival in Ahmedabad… Again

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about my travels. Perhaps it’s time to start again?

I’ve just completed a whirlwind tour of England’s north, a bit of Switzerland, and Venice, Italy. With a 24-hour turnaround, I’m now back in India, where I am once more participating in the summer institute of the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar campus, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. You may recall (but probably won’t) that I was one of the instructors in 2015, as well. Continue reading Arrival in Ahmedabad… Again

Maybe We Don’t Have An Overpopulation Problem

This is an expanded version of an article titled, “The World Isn’t Facing An Overpopulation Problem”, published in The Huffington Post on April 28, 2017.

What is the greatest threat to our civilization? If you were to ask a cross section of people in your life, you’d likely get an array of responses: terrorism, climate change, corporate greed, anti-intellectualism… the list goes on. Continue reading Maybe We Don’t Have An Overpopulation Problem

Globalization and the Indian Middle Class

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June 2, 2015 – Greetings from Ahmedabad, India, where I am one of the instructors at the Indian Institute of Technology (Gandhinagar) Summer Institute on Global Health & Development. As part of our program, we have group discussions on a variety of topics, usually driven by published papers. Continue reading Globalization and the Indian Middle Class