The Centre for Civil Society within the UKZN School of Built Environment and Development Studies invites you to the seminar – Bhopal’s catastrophe and representations of social mobilisation

Speaker:    Shalini Sharma
Date:            Friday, 20 July 2012
Time:           12:30-14:00
Venue:        CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College

Topic: The world’s worst industrial disaster was the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak in Bhopal, India. The suffering continues, prompting victims to fight for justice against Union Carbide (merged into Dow Chemicals), the American corporation responsible for the disaster. In what ways are Bhopal’s social movements representing their plight, and which narratives are proving effective in leveraging local and global power?

Speaker: Shalini Sharma is a Felix Scholar in Development Studies at the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies, where her doctoral research focuses on the political communication that feeds into people’s struggles. She is interested in public and political communication, representation and identity, politics and new media, social movements, media politics of dissent, power structures and development politics.

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