Education and Urban Crises

First Max Weber Lecture
Speaker: Pauline Lipman (University of Illinois, Chicago) 
12 November 2018, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) Bengaluru
16 November 2018, India International Centre New Delhi

This paper argued that education is co-constitutive of the neoliberal economic-political order and its urban crises and is a critical site for resistance to neoliberalism, racism, reactionary nationalism, and xenophobia. She began with the stakes of the present moment: the conjuncture of profound economic, political, social, and ecological crises and global resurgence of xenophobic, white supremacist, nationalist, anti-democratic agendas, on one hand, and new resistances, solidarities, social imaginaries and emerging counter-hegemonic programs, on the other and traced this polarized moment to the protracted structural crisis of capitalism, globalized neoliberalism, and legacies of colonialism, white supremacy, xenophobia, and entrenched class/race/ gender/caste/ethnic/religious social hierarchies that variously permeate our societies at all scales.
Lecture Poster


Interrogating Marginality: Education and the Urban

The workshop, a part of the research project Education and the Urban, was organised jointly by the Max Weber Stiftung India Branch Office, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Tata Institute of Social Sciences and National Institute of Advanced Studies
12-14 November 2018, National Institute of Advanced Studies Bengaluru

The workshop sought to provide a platform for PhD/post-doctoral researchers to re-examine their work through the lens of ‘the urban’ and marginality. Lectures in the form of masterclasses by experts from the fields of urban development and education were organized to help early-career researchers understand the key concepts of the project’s theme, i.e. the urban, margins, marginality and education. These were interspersed with brief presentations of their own research by young and early-career scholars.
Programme in pdf
Workshop Poster