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Fluid Ecologies Conference

A waterway (khaal) in Pakistan's Punjab

February 21, 2019, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Stanford Humanites Center, Board Room (424 Santa Teresa Street, directions & map)

2019 Annual Conference: FLUID ECOLOGIES
Organizers: Maira Hayat (Stanford Anthropology & Woods Institute) and Jisha Menon (TAPS & Center for South Asia Director)

How does water participate in political, social and economic projects and in so doing trans/form them? How is water measured, managed, feared and worried over, and in the process constituted? How does it undermine or shore up profit-maximization, state-building, infrastructure and human rights regimes? How is water valued, by whom and to what ends? And what elisions and distinctions do these valuation regimes stand on?  This conference will bring together Stanford affiliates and other scholars who work on these aspects to generate conversation on the ecology -- in its political, economic and social dimensions - of water in diverse socio-political locations. 

9:00 am – 9:30 am  Breakfast

9:30 am – 9:40 am  WELCOMING REMARKS by organizers Jisha Menon  & Maira Hayat (Stanford University) 
9:45 am – 11:30 am  WATER'S PUBLICS
Discussant/Chair: James Ferguson (Stanford University) 
11:30 am – 12:45 pm Lunch Break
12:45 pm- 2:30 pm  WATER AND ITS FIXES
2:30 pm- 2:45 pm  Tea/Coffee Break 
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Questions shall be addressed to