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Lecture series continues with discussion of impoverished Haiti

Nov. 6, 1997

By Jamie Kmiec

Reporter for The Baylor Lariat

Dr. Sara Alexander, assistant professor of environmental studies, will speak about the poor economic conditions of northwestern Haiti at 4 p.m. Thursday in 201 W.R. Poage Legislative Library Center.

Alexander's presentation, 'Life at the Bottom of the Barrel: Poverty Haitian-style,' will examine programs like Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere, Inc., (C.A.R.E.) and strategies to improve the situation in the island country located in the West Indies.

Alexander will also present slide shows and data analysis.

Alexander is one of 10 Baylor professors who will speak as a part of the Council for International Education's lecture series this fall titled 'All The News That's Fit To Discuss.'

According to Dr. Joan E. Supplee, associate professor of history and director of Latin American studies, one of the purposes of the series is to raise campus awareness of international issues and events. The series began in 1995 and is a weekly session which features different faculty members who discuss issues with which they have experience.

Recent lectures have included discussions on South Africa after apartheid, NAFTA and reunited Germany.

Future presentations include Dr. Garret Cook, associate professor of sociology, social work and anthropology, who will present 'Liberation Theology, Pentecos-talism, and Christian Syncretism: The Three Faces of Christ in Guatemala' on Nov. 13.

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, assistant professor of economics, will speak on political and economic changes in Ghana on Nov. 20. On Dec. 4, Dr. Julie Kisacky, full-time lecturer of French, Italian and Chinese, will present 'Without Papers in Rome: Italy's Immigration Woes.' All presentation are at 4 p.m. in 201 Poage Legislative Library Center. All faculty, staff and students are invited.

Also, the Council for International Education will present the last in a five-part special foreign film series on Nov. 21 in 101 Castellaw Communications Center titled 'Purple Moon.' It will be about France and Italy in 1960.

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