Arundhati Roy is a gifted border crosser. Born in India, Ms. Roy is a novelist, screenwriter, lecturer, and political activist who is respected throughout the world. In1997, she won the Man Booker Prize in Fiction for The God of Small Things. Issues that she has been involved with during the years include: corporate capitalism, environment degradation, human rights, globalization, nuclear power, imperialism, unequal distribution of wealth, violent and nonviolent resistance. She is one of those extraordinary intellectuals who crosses easily over borders and through her writing and lectures helps others see the world from diverse perspectives.
On March 18, 2013, Ms. Roy discussed her latest book, Field Notes on Democracy, at Northwestern University’s Law School. Her presentation was sponsored by Haymarket Books and the Lannan Foundation. It is worth a look and can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AaIcj4MV54