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International Students' Organization Presents Development Series April 1-9

April 3, 2008



Calendar listing for Middlebury College International Students' Organization Development Series: April 1- April 9

Tuesday, April 1
7 p.m.
Film screening: "Awakening: Empowering Women through Microloans"
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 219, located on Bicentennial Way off College Street (Route 125)

Wednesday, April 2
7 p.m.
"Welcome to Alta Gracia"- Discussing Fair Trade with Julia Alvarez, Bill Eichner and CEO of VT Coffee Company Paul Ralston
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 220, located on Bicentennial Way off College Street (Route 125)

Friday, April 4
4:30 p.m.
"Revolutionaries and Champions: Critical Ingredients to Ending Global Poverty" Speaker: Sam Daley-Harris, Founder of RESULTS and Director of Micro-credit Summit Campaign.
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 220, located on Bicentennial Way off College Street (Route 125)

Monday, April 7
4:30 p.m.
"Globalization and its Antinomies: The Potential and Dilemmas of Fair Trade," Speaker: Douglas Murray, Director of the Center for Fair & Alternative Trade Studies, & Professor of Sociology at Colorado State University
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room, located on Hillcrest Road off College Street (Route 125)

8 p.m.
Film screening: "Birdsong & Coffee: a Wake Up Call" (58 minutes)
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216, located on Bicentennial Way off College Street (Route 125)

Tuesday, April 8
4:30 p.m.
"Growing the Wealth of the Poor," Speaker: Dan Tunstall, Senior Fellow, People and Ecosystems, and Director, International Cooperation at World Resources Institute.
Hillcrest Hall Conference Room, located on Hillcrest Road off College Street (Route 125)

8 p.m.
Film screening: "The Big Sellout" (94 minutes)
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216, located on Bicentennial Way off College Street (Route 125)

Wednesday, April 9
7 p.m.
"The Multiple Facets of Development - the Rules of Globalization, Environmental Management, and a New Outlook" A closing Panel Discussion with Middlebury professors John Maluccio and Robert Prasch of the economics department, and Michael Sheridan of the sociology & anthropology department

  • Robert E. Prasch: "Globalization, Finance and the Less Developed Nations"
  • Michael Sheridan: "Why experts get things backwards: Development and environmental management in rural Tanzania"
  • John Maluccio: "Conditionality at the Micro Level: Conditional Cash Transfer Programs and Human Development in Latin America"McCardell Bicentennial Hall 220, located on Bicentennial Way off College Street (Route 125)

The ISO Symposium is co-sponsored by the Department of Economics Christian A. Johnson Fund, Student Government Association's Speaker's Committee, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Spanish & Portuguese, Political Science, Women & Gender Studies, Model United Nations, International Students Organization, International Student & Scholar Services, Alliance for Civic Engagement, Brainerd Commons, and the Scott Center for Religious & Spiritual Life.

Student organizers include ISO symposium committee members: Faria Rahman, Carolina Caeiro and Pema Tshomo. For more information contact Faria Rahman at 802-989-3851 or email frahman@middlebury.edu.

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