Conversations with Pranab Bardhan and Richard Wolin: This Week in PUP Events

This week’s PUP events are perfect for you if you’re up for a stimulating conversation with a leading academic and happen to be in either Singapore or Chicago.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, August 4), PUP author Pranab Bardhan will be speaking and discussing his latest book, Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay: Assessing the Economic Rise of China and India, at National Singapore University as part of the GAI Speakers Series.  According to the NSU Global Asia Institute website, “the lecture will reflect on the general and contrasting features of capitalism as it is developing in [China and India], on the political economy of the governance process in the context of the complex relationship between democracy (or lack of it) and development, and the nature of accountability failures in both countries.”  The event is scheduled to begin at 12 noon.

Back on this hemisphere, Richard Wolin, author of the recently released The Wind from the East: French Intellectuals, the Cultural Revolution, and the Legacy of the 1960s, will be appearing at the NO EXIT Café in Chicago on Sunday, August 8.  The event is scheduled for 2:00 PM, and the address of the event is as follows:

6970 N. Glenwood (just south of Lunt, just west of the MORSE Red Line stop)
Chicago, IL

If you don’t have time to read The Wind from the East before the event on Sunday, be sure to familiarize yourself with the book by exploring its official Facebook Page.

If you’re planning on attending these events  or have attended other PUP events in the past, let us know what you think below!


  1. Hello Bardhan’s book is erudite, informative, and accessible, and his scrutiny of the conventional wisdom about the past quarter century of reform in China and India is always provocative. You do not have to agree with him to be stimulated and rewarded by his insightful scholarship. This book deserves a wide audience.

  2. Intriguing. I look forward to catching Bardhan’s book. Does he have a website besides Facebook page?