The topic for presentation and discussion will be : The Olympic Games and Urban Change. The Olympic Games are an enjoyable event to the millions who watch them. We realize rarely the plight of the millions in the city which is hosting the event. It is estimated that Olympic Games have displaced more than two million people in the last 20 years, disproportionately affecting the homeless, the poor, and minorities. This is the focus of our discussions in the next monthly meeting. The speaker is : Professor Kristopher Olds, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA and currently Visiting Professor at the Centre des Amériques de Sciences Po, Paris. He has several international publications ( Books, Research reports and Articles) to his credit. It is our pleasure to welcome Professor Olds and his wife to our monthly meeting. Schedule: 19.00 hrs Members’ arrival and social intermixing 19.30 hrs Welcome by N.V.Varghese, President, IPA 19.40 – 20.15 hrs Presentation by Professor Olds 20.15 -20.30 hrs Question and answer session 20.30 hrs Discussion continues along with dinner.

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