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Upcoming talk this Friday, “Global Poverty — What has to be done and why?”

Please join the University YMCA for this upcoming Friday Forum lecture on the politics of international development and global poverty. All are welcome!

Global Poverty-What has to be done and why?
David Schweikart, Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago

When: Friday, February 14 at 12 Noon
Where: Latzer Hall, University YMCA 1001 South Wright Street, Champaign

David Schweikart asks us to consider what sort of economic structure would a poor country put in place in order to optimize genuine development over time for all of its citizens if it was not constrained by local elites or international interference. How would global development differ and could this change in perspective finally eliminate poverty? David Schweickart is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics (University of Virginia), and a Ph.D. in Philosophy (Ohio State University).

This lecture is a part of the Spring 2014 lecture series, Rethinking Security: Community Approaches to Economic Development. This lecture series will challenge mainstream conceptions of economic security and center economic development on ensuring true security to our communities in areas such as food, housing, income, and healthcare.

Additional information: All Friday Forum lectures are free and open to the public. Views expressed by speakers do not necessarily reflect the views of the University YMCA, the Friday Forum Committee, or Friday Forum sponsors. Lectures are rebroadcasted on WEFT 90.1 on the Monday following the lecture at 6pm.  Video recorded Friday Forum lectures can be found on the University YMCA YouTube channel.

Lunch reservations are available prior to each Friday Forum lecture. $6.50/3.00 students.


SPONSORED BY: University YMCA, Wesley United Methodist Church, Wesley Foundation at the U of I, Institute of Genomic Biology, Center for Advanced Study, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Resource Center, Center for Business and Public Policy, Russ Rybicki, AIF, of Progressive Asset Management Group, the Socially Responsible Division of Financial West Group, Member FINRA/SIPC, Nancy Dietrich, Graduate Employees Organization, Dept of Recreation, Sport, and Tourism, International Programs and Studies, Prairie Research Institute, College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences, Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church, Asian American Cultural Center, Dept of Urban and Regional Planning, Chapel of St. John the Divine, Dept of Latina/Latino Studies, Dept of Sociology, College of Nursing, Dept of French, Dept of Political Science, C-U Branch of AAUW, Channing Murray Foundation, Urbana Champaign Friends Meeting, Jobs with Justice and The Office of Public Engagement and The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and the Department of African American Studies

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