S. Shankar Sastry has announced that he will step down as faculty director of the Blum Center at the end of the academic year. In his message, he expresses his thanks and reflects on the many successes of his tenure as director from 2007 to the current academic year. The UC Berkeley campus has a search underway for his successor, who will start on July 1, 2022.
“Richard [Blum] told me early on that he wanted the Center to be a “do tank” rather than a “think tank.” I believe we have done just that. It has been a privilege to serve as the Director of the Center – the experience of a lifetime for me.” — S. Shankar Sastry, Faculty Director, Blum Center for Developing Economies, UC Berkeley
Each fall, students of the Global Poverty & Practice minor of the Blum Center compete to win a cash prize for best photography from their