Paul Clements to speak on poverty in Bihar

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Photo Indian state of Bihar.

Bihar is one of the poorest states in India.

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University Professor Paul Clements will offer his analysis of the causes of poverty in the Indian state of Bihar during a free and open lecture from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Room 3301 of Friedmann Hall.

He will give an overview of his book, "Rawlsian Political Analysis: Rethinking the Microfoundations of Social Science," which will be available through the University of Notre Dame Press in June. To illustrate the difference between Rawlsian and neoutilitarian approaches, he will compare his analysis of the causes of poverty in the Indian state of Bihar with those of neoclassical economists.

The director of the Masters of International Development Administration program, Clements earned his doctoral degree in public affairs from Princeton University and a bachelor's degree in Social Studies from Harvard University.

For more information, contact Dr. Susan Hoffmann, director of the Institute of Government and Politics, at susan.hoffmann@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5692.