Lecture: U. N. Human Development Report

Kara Hayward ’10 sends info about an upcoming lecture:

The 2009 Human Development Report rigorously explores the implications and consequences of migration beyond and within borders around the globe. The findings challenge common misconceptions about the impacts of migration on development, focusing on the ways in which mobility can foster human development and how well-designed development policies and programs can improve the effects of migration. This event will be a fantastic opportunity for individuals who are passionate about international public policy and human development to come together and for Wesleyan to strengthen its relationship with the United Nations.

Dr. Francisco Rodríguez, Head of Research of the Human Development Report and former Wesleyan Professor, will be presenting the Report to the Wesleyan community and the public.

Susan Gzesh P’11, Executive Director of the University of Chicago’s Human Rights Program, and Michael T. Klare, foreign policy correspondent to The Nation, will also be adding to the discussion. The panel will offer unique insights on the many complicated and interconnected issues faced by migrants, cities, and nations in a world of increasing fluidity.

The presentation is sponsored by Impact Humanity, with many thanks to the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development, WSA, the Usdan University Center, and Wesleyan World Wednesdays.

More info here; Facebook event here.

Date: Friday, February 5th, 2010
Time: 4:30
Place: Memorial Chapel; reception to follow in Daniel Family Commons
Cost: Free!