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NLS Special Lecture | Smart and/or Just City? Evidence from a Southern Periphery” by  Prof. Oren Yiftachel, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba 


OAB 106


Monday, April 8, 2024, 12:30 pm

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The National Law School of India University, Bengaluru is organising a special lecture on campus on the topic “Smart and/or Just City? Evidence from a Southern Periphery” by  Prof. Oren Yiftachel, Professor of political and legal geography, urban planning, and public policy at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in Beersheba, Israel.

The lecture will take place at 12.30 pm on April 8, 2024 in Room 106, Old Academic Block (OAB).

About the Speaker 

Yiftachel is one of the main critical geographers and social scientists working in Israel. He studied in Australian and Israeli universities, and has previously taught in the urban planning, geography, political science and Middle East departments at a range of institutions including: Curtin University, Australia; the Technion, Israel; the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, and UC Berkeley, in the US; University of Cape Town, South Africa; and the University of Venice, Italy. He was a research fellow at RMIT, Melbourne; the US Institute of Peace, Washington DC; and the Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem.

Yiftachel is the founding editor of the journal Hagar: Studies in Culture, Politics and Place, and serves on the editorial board of Planning Theory (essay editor), Society and Space, IJMES, MERIP, Urban Studies , Journal of Planning Literature, and Social and Cultural Geography.

View his full profile here.