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From Manhattan to Mumbai: Wrestling with the Issues of Our Time

by Katherine Boo, author of the 2012 National Book Award-winning Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity (Random House, February 2012)

As jobs and capital whip around the planet, college students will graduate into a world where economic instability and social inequality are increasing and geographic boundaries matter less and less. Unfortunately, globalization and social inequality remain two of the most over-theorized, under-reported issues of our age. My book is an intimate investigative account of how this volatile new reality affects the young people of an Indian slum called Annawadi. Like young people elsewhere, the Annawadians are trying to figure out their place in a world where temp jobs are becoming the norm, adaptability is everything, and bewildering change is the one abiding constant. Continue reading

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Susan Cain, author of Quiet, to speak at UCSB

Susan Cain, whose 2012 nonfiction bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, will speak at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Campbell Hall on Thursday, November 29 at 8 P.M.  Cain’s talk, titled “How to Harness the Strengths of Introverts to Change How We Work, Lead, and Innovate,” will touch on key points from Quiet.

For more information please visit http://www.independent.com/news/2012/nov/21/susan-cain-speak-ucsb-november-29/.

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