New York Times columnist, Anand Giridharadas, to speak Tues. Oct. 5

Photo by Priya Parker.

The UCF Nicholson School of Communication in partnership with the UCF Global Perspectives Office is bringing Anand Giridharadas, columnist for The New York Times to UCF to speak on  Tuesday, October 5, 2010.

Giridharadas will give a presentation titled “The Rise of India and What It Means for the World” at 3 p.m. in the Key West Ballroom of the Student Union. The event is free and open to the public.

Giridharadas first interned for the Times at age 17, writing two articles on money and politics. After college, in 2003, he moved to Bombay to work as a management consultant. He was the Times first Bombay-based correspondent in the modern era, beginning in 2005. He reported for four years on Indias transformation, Bollywood, outsourcing, poverty and democracy.

Giridharadas became a columnist in 2008, writing the “Letter from India” series. He now writes the twice-monthly column, “Currents,” on new ideas, global culture and the social implications of technology. Giridharadas first book, titled “India Calling,” is a work of narrative nonfiction and is due out in early 2011.

Other sponsors include The India Program at UCF, The Anil and Chitra Deshpande India Program Endowed Fund, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation.

For more information please visit the Global Perspectives website.

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