April 22, 2007

Human Trafficking


Human trafficking is considered to be one of the severest violations of Human Rights. It is also one of the most profitable criminal activities and a main source of funding for international terrorism. The contemporary growth of human trafficking is one of the consequences of globalization, therefore the issue of combating human trafficking demands efforts from all the international community.

International Fellows:
lknur Altuntas (Turkey) and Fedor Sinitsyn (Russia)
Where: HHH room 215
When: Thursday 26, 12.45-2pm.

Sponsored by PASA Diversity Committee and Global Policy Forum. Support by the Culture Corps Program, ISSS.

(from Wikipedia)

The Face of Human Trafficking.

March 23, 2007

Glocalization comes to U (Tea with Fidel Castro)

Hello all,

Humphrey Institute alumni Patrick Mendis will present his book Glocalization: The Human Side of Globalization as if the Washington Consensus Mattered, and will also discuss the importance of being published for a career in the public sector and international affairs. Please join us for an interesting presentation in Freeman Commons (Room 205) at the Humphrey Center on Friday, March 30th.

9:30am - Patrick Mendis would speak about his career, the importance of being published, and his book Glocalization.
10:15am - Q&A
10:30am - Book signing

What about the tea with Fidel Castro? Follow this link , and come to the meeting to learn more.

See you there!

More information about the book:
The essays are original analyzes and first-hand observations of global forces operating in the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. With a historical framework of globalization and freedom, the author, who taught at the University of Pittsburgh's Semester at Sea Program, critically explores the influence of U.S. foreign policies and American values that has affected these countries where freedom prevails. For example, the author argues with Fidel Castro and his worldview on freedom and human security while a unique process of glocalization takes place in Cuba. With illustrative maps and photos, the distinctive interdisciplinary analysis presents vivid faces of the human side of globalization as it interplays with local communities. The book is about free enterprise and political freedom as the new American influence through the Washington Consensus – the “Trinity of Washington? and its “Ten Commandments? – continues with unintended consequences by glocalizing every society and each of us.

Location of Humphrey Center and Nearest Parking

Book information and tsunami scholarships

Information about Patrick Mendis in the Who's Who of Asian Americans

Organized by the Global Policy Forum (Culture Corps Series of Presentations), PASA, and the Humphrey Career Center.

February 12, 2007

Welcome the Year of the Boar!

Want to learn more about the Chinese New Year Holiday? Let's welcome the Year of the Boar together!

Please, join the Global Policy Forum for an informal discussion with Yujie Bao, a second year MPP student at the Humphrey Institute about the Chinese New Year Holiday. All Chinese and non-Chinese students are welcome!

WHAT: Discussion about the Chinese New Year Holiday
WHEN: Feb 15 (Thursday), 12:45pm - 2pm
WHERE: 173 Stassen Room, Humphrey Center.

See you all there! We will try to provide some Chinese dish too :)