Series on Globalization to Begin Second Year

Series on Globalization to Begin Second Year

Former Law School Dean Robert Drinan, SJ, will kick off the second year of the University's Globalization and Inequality Series with a talk on "Globalization and Human Rights" on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 4:30 p.m. in Devlin 008.

Now a professor at Georgetown University Law School, Fr. Drinan was law dean at BC for 14 years before leaving in 1971 to serve in the House of Representatives for 10 years. A visiting scholar and lecturer throughout the United States, England and South Africa, his fields of expertise include international human rights, arms control and civil liberties.

Also appearing in the series' fall schedule will be Nancy Birdsall, a former World Bank director who is now senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and anti-poverty strategist William Easterly, a senior economist at the World Bank. They will discuss "Globalization, Economic Policies and Their Impact on the Poor" on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 4:30 p.m. in Devlin 008.

The Globalization and Inequality Series began last fall through a collaboration between several University programs with a focus on international affairs and social justice issues. Organizers describe the series as a forum for faculty and students to explore "key moral challenges" of the new millennium.

Speakers for the series are invited to provide an article or relevant material to be posted on a Web site in advance of the discussion.

Other events in the series are scheduled to take place Jan. 24, Feb. 21, March 21 and April 19.

-Sean Smith


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