March 25, 2014, BY Kathryn Kopchik

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Arun Agrawal will give the talk, "Perverse outcomes of material economic incentives in sustainable development projects," Monday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is presented as part of the Social Science Colloquium series, "Sustainability and Governance in the 21st Century: Challenges and Possibilities."

Agrawal is a professor at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment. His research and teaching emphasize the politics of international development, institutional change, and environmental conservation.

His best-known book is Environmentality: Technologies of Government and the Making of Subjects, published in 2005. Copies of the book will be available to purchase before and after his presentation. His recent work has appeared in Science, PNAS, Conservation Biology, World Development, and Development and Change, among other journals.

Agrawal has written on indigenous knowledge, community-based conservation, common property, population and resources, and environmental identities. His recent interests include adaptation to climate change, urban adaptation, and the decentralization of environmental governance.

He coordinates the International Forestry Resources and Institutions network, and is carrying out research in central and east Africa and South Asia.