September 27, 2023

Civil Society Lecture, Nov. 4

Globalization: Winners and Losers, Risks and Rewards
Three lectures on the role of civil society

“The challenge of involving communities and citizens in development”
by Vijayendra Rao, World Bank
Monday, Nov. 4 at 4 p.m.
Monroe Hall, Room 346

Vijayendra Rao is a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank. He integrates his training in economics with theories and methods from anthropology, sociology and political science to study the social, cultural, and political context of extreme poverty in developing countries. Dr. Rao has published widely on subjects that include dowries and domestic violence in India, participatory development, village democracy and deliberation, and inter-disciplinary approaches to public policy.

Questions? Contact Professor Surupa Gupta at 540-654-2279 or

Sponsored by the CAS dean’s office, departments of political science and international affairs; geography; sociology and anthropology.