Alaknanda Patel

Member of Advisory Board


Alaknanda Patelisan economist. She is visiting professor at the Centre for Development Alternatives, Ahmedabad, India and visiting scholar at the Centre of South Asian University, Cambridge, U.K. An independent researcher, she has taught at various institutions such as Dartington College of Arts, U.K. and the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi among others.

She has served as part of the Advisory Group for the study of “Sustainable Development in a Diverse World”, a major project sponsored by the European Commission at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Milan, between 2005 and 2011. Strong emphasis was given in this project to studying diversity and unity in Music and Festivals in Public Space.

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