Colin C Christopher
As an intern for Basix, a for-profit livelihood promotion institution, Colin Christopher traveled around the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and spoke with bankers, regulators, academics, firms, and farmers about the role of microfinance in the current financial structure. A Sinking Ship, Microfinance and the Andhra Pradesh Crisis is an 18-min. multi-media documentary film that provides background on the historical trends and current role of microfinance in India's economic equation. At the end of his internship, Christopher worked with Indian Member of Parliament Prem Das Rai to formulate a legislative strategy for passing a comprehensive legal framework to regulate microfinance in India.
Tuesday November 1st, 2011
12pm - 1pm
LaFollette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin
1225 Observatory Drive
1st Floor Conference Room
"A Sinking Ship, Microfinance and the Andhra Pradesh Crisis"
In my second year as the blogger/webmaster, I create content aimed to inform Americans about the diversity of Islam and Muslims around the world. The project provides readers and listeners with nuanced perspectives on topics, people, and places, and creates a space for discussion around various issues related to Islam. My written work and other media pieces are featured through our blog, website, and bi-monthly radio show.
Inside Islam: Dialogues and Debates is a collaboration between the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Wisconsin Public Radio, and is funded by the Carnegie Foundation through the Social Science Research Council.
Dialogues & Debates
The people I meet and communities I experience inform both my personal and professional life. I learn most from the wisdom of others, and strive to integrate the strengths of all cultures into my daily routine. A strong foundation is important, but a flexibility for further growth is imperative. Many of the following visuals capture moments that have shaped who I am.