Dr. Viraj P. Thacker, March 14, 2013

“Perspectives on the Myth of Prosperity”

Watch the program here.

Globalization creates some major imbalances in a world system increasingly based on market economics. The economic state of Third World nations remains extremely unsatisfactory, with very little “trickling down” to the poor majority. One third of the world ‘s poor are only getting poorer. Dr. Thacker will address globalization and international relations as they relate to North-South economic imbalances, and will also t ouch upon social justice perspectives that are specifically affecting Nepal .

Dr. Thacker has served as the International Executive Director for Manushi Sustainable Development, an international NGO in Katmandu, Nepal for the past 15 years. Dr. Thacker, a graduate of Luther College and Iowa State University, received his PhD in International Relations from the University of Adelaide in Australia. He has published three books, the most recent being “Perspectives on the Myth of Prosperity”, which deals with the severe economic disparities between the Northern and Southern nations and was introduced at the “World Canvas” at the University of Iowa.


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