May 2010 Archives

Great Conversations: J. Brian Atwood and Hernando de Soto When: May 18, 7:30 p.m. Where: Ted Mann Concert Hall Tickets: $28.50 (some discounts available; see Northrop Box Office for more information: The College of Continuing Education will launch an exciting new season of Great Conversations for the spring of 2010. Experience an evening of thought-provoking views and groundbreaking discussions between prominent University of Minnesota faculty and their distinguished guests from around the world. Humphrey Institute Dean J. Brian Atwood and leading economist Hernando de Soto will discuss the current global economic crisis in the next Conversation. Hernando de Soto is a Peruvian economist internationally known for his work on the informal economy and the importance of property rights. Praised by President Clinton as "the world's greatest living economist" and named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Forbes magazine, de Soto is the President of Peru's Institute for Liberty and Democracy, located in Lima. J. Brian Atwood is the dean of the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs of the University of Minnesota. Among his past leadership posts, he served as the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development during the Clinton Administration; as the leader of the transition team at the State Department and as Under Secretary of State for Management, also during the Clinton administration; and as a member of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's Panel on Peace Operations.

Development Reconsidered: Karen Mundy Lecture, May 10

Lecture: Canary in the Coal Mine: What "Education for All" Can Teach Us About the Global Development Agenda

When: May 10, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: McNamara Alumni Center, Ski-U-Mah Room
             200 Oak Street SE
             Minneapolis, MN 55455

Speaker Bio:

Karen Mundy is Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, where she directs the Comparative, International and Development Education Centre. Her research has focused on the politics of educational assistance in the developing world, educational reform in Africa, the role of civil society in the reform of educational systems, and on the issue of global education in North American schools. Dr. Mundy has been a consultant for such organizations as UNICEF, UNESCO, CIDA, and the Hewlett Foundation. She is also the founder of the Canadian Global Campaign for Education, a coalition of NGOs, teachers unions and universities committed to advancing education for all.

Come join this last lecture on our speaker series and gain new knowledge and perspectives.


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