University of Wisconsin–Madison

Lalita du Perron

Bhopal 27 Years On

Lalita du Perron is the organizer and convenor of the Center for Global Health’s course “Perspectives on Global Health: South Asia”. In 2011 she took six UW students to intern in the Sambhavna clinic in Bhopal. This clinic looks after victims of the 1984 Union Carbide gas disaster. In her presentation, du Perron will talk about the ongoing aftermath of the disaster, current activism, and her experience of bringing UW students to this extraordinary place.

Lalita du Perron is the Associate Director of the Center for South Asia and the Faculty Associate for the India Initiative, as well as Faculty Co-Liaison for the study abroad program in Varanasi and the Academic Co-Director for SASLI. She teaches Advanced
Hindi language (LCA 653) in the Spring semester, and a FIG “Musical Cultures of South Asia” (LCA 300) in the Fall. She has proposed a FIG entitled “Sexual Diversity in South Asia” for the Fall 2012 semester.