Professor to Speak About Poverty in Haiti Nov. 6

Nov. 3, 1997

Dr. Sara Alexander, assistant professor of environmental studies at Baylor University, will address the Council for International Education at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in Room 201 of the W.R. Poage Legislative Library Center.

Alexander will speak about the poor economic conditions of northwestern Haiti. She will discuss how food security is threatened by government fluctuations and weather conditions.

"Haiti is suffering from the worst drought in 40 years," Alexander said.

Alexander will examine programs like C.A.R.E. and different strategies to improve the situation. She also will 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." The series began in 1995 and is a weekly session which features different faculty members who discuss issues with which they have experience.

For more information, contact Dr. Joan E. Supplee, associate professor of history and director of Latin American studies, at (254) 710-1111 ext. 6294.

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