In the space of an emotionally nurturing community, we create a new view of the world…We must develop the aesthetic of building connections/relationship, togetherness…Ananta Giri
At the invitation of Lois Holzman, Institute faculty, staff and members of the Developmental Philosophy Group welcomed visiting scholar Dr. Ananta Kumar Giri for a presentation and engaging conversation about his work.
Dr. Giri is an associate professor, Madras Institute of Developmental Studies. He trained as a sociologist and anthropologist, received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins and wrote his dissertation on Habitat for Humanity. A prodigious learner, he has been a visiting scholar all over Europe and has written on a broad range of topics, including postmodern psychology. He is currently working on several anthologies on human development and social transformation that will include articles by Holzman.
While in New York, he attended the Opening Day of the All-Stars Project of New Jersey’s new Scott Flamm Center for Afterschool Development.
It is very rare to see this combination of all the many and multi-dimensional activities of this community. That is inspiring.