April 6, 2010 — Arun Agrawal will give the Weedon Lecture in Asian Architecture at the University of Virginia's School of Architecture on April 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Campbell Hall, room 153. Agrawal will talk about "Climate Change and Indian Cities."
Agrawal is a professor in the School of Natural Resources & Environment at the University of Michigan and the research coordinator of the International Forestry Resources and Institutions program. His research combines international development, climate adaptation, and environmental governance through the study of forests in South Asia, Latin America and East Africa.
His most recent work includes an analysis of rural institutions and climate change for the World Bank's Social Development Department, as well as a project on the governance aspects of climate change adaptation in cities. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Duke University and an M.B.A. in development administration and public policy from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India.
The Weedon Lecture in Asian Architecture is funded by the Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation in honor of the late William Stone Weedon, a former faculty member of the School of Architecture. During Weedon's long tenure at U.Va., he actively advanced the understanding of East Asian architecture, imparting his considerable passion for the subject to his students.