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Barefoot Solutions: Networking Rural India and a Global Initiative Moonlighting Discourse Series

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"Barefoot Solutions": Networking Rural India and a Global Initiative

Sanjit “Bunker” Roy, Founder of Barefoot College in India

Meagan Fallone, CEO of Barefoot College Internation

TODAY: Join us for the next iteration of the Moonlighting Discourse Series hosted by SUNY ESF's President, Dr. Quentin Wheeler, featuring Indian social activist Sanjit "Bunker" Roy and Syracuse University Professor of Philosophy Dr. Samuel Gorovitz. Moonlighting brings great thinkers from different backgrounds to share their ideas on a variety of interesting and topical subjects. Each event is tailored for the general public and everyone is welcome to attend. 

Admission is free but please register if you plan to attend.

Sanjit “Bunker” Roy is an acclaimed Indian Social Activist and educator who founded the Barefoot College, the only college by and for the rural poor. He will be accompanied by Meagan Fallone, CEO of Barefoot College International. Roy was selected as one of Time's 100 most influential personalities in 2010 for collaborating with villagers to find "barefoot solutions" that center on solar energy, water, education, connectivity, healthcare, handicrafts and the empowerment of women.  

This event is part of the “Networks” themed Syracuse Symposium series, and is being co-sponsored by the Humanities Center at SU together with the South Asia Center, the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Architecture, School of Education, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, Whitman School of Management, Renée Crown University Honors Program, WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering), the Democratizing Knowledge Project, departments of geography, philosophy, and art and music histories, the South Asia Program at Cornell University, and SUNY ESF.

Sponsored by the South Asia Center at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

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