Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Development Institutions, Their Roles and Efficacy

September 20th, 2011 - September 21st, 2011
5:30 pm

Location
Weinmann Hall multipurpose room, Tulane Law School

The Payson Graduate Student Association (PGSA) cordially invites you to participate in our first offering this semester of the International Development Colloquium Series (IDCS) on Tuesday, September 20th from 5:30-6:30 in the Weinmann Hall multipurpose room. Our featured guest, Dr. Martin Mendoza-Botelho, will deliver a short presentation on Development Institutions, Their Roles and Efficacy, followed by a roundtable discussion led by Payson Center’s director, Colin Crawford. Light snacks will be available, courtesy of PGSA.

WHAT: Development Institutions, Their Roles and Efficacy
WHO: Dr. Martin Mendoza-Botelho
WHEN: Tuesday, September 20th from 5:30-6:30pm
WHERE: Weinmann Hall multipurpose room

If you are unable to attend in person but would still like to participate in the colloquium, we invite you to join on Tuesday by clicking the following link

Dr. Martin Mendoza-Botelho
Martin Mendoza-Botelho is originally from Bolivia (La Baz) and currently lives in New Orleans. He did his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge (UK) in Political Science and holds a M.Phil in Economic Development from the University of Glasgow (UK) and a Bachelors in Economics from the Catholic University of Bolivia. Among others he has worked for the Organization of American States, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Washington, DC and for the United Nations’ Children fund (Unicef) in Bolivia. He works on issues of political economy, social and economic development, poverty alleviation and institutions.

What is the IDCS?
Sponsored and organized by PGSA, the IDCS is intended to promote awareness of development-related projects, foster a collaborative academic environment in which faculty and students work on development-related issues together, and encourage dialogue around these issues.

What is unique about the IDCS?
Unlike traditional presentations, IDCS places special emphasis on dialogue. Rather than a 45-minute lecture, delivered from a podium or desk and followed by questions from the audience, we ask that IDCS presentations be kept to no more than 15-20 minutes and that the presenters prepare 2-3 questions for those in attendance to kick off each discussion. In addition, we arrange the room in more of a roundtable setup so as to reduce the feeling that participants are sitting in just another classroom setting, and a PGSA representative or special guest moderates the subsequent discussion.

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