Fall 2015 Colloquiums

Financial Crisis in Greece
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Violette Hall Room 1010, 7 p.m.

Jason Lin of Business Administration; Historian Steve Reschly; Justin Jarvis, Economics; and Amanda Myers, International Studies Student Ambassador, share professional expertise and personal experience to help explain the current economic crisis in Greece–how it developed, how it is perceived by Europeans, and how it is being addressed.


Where in the World Are We Going with Disability Rights?
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Violette Hall Room 1010, 7 p.m.

Colleen Starkloff, co-founder of the Starkloff Institute, helped secure passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and served two terms as the US organizer of the Japan/USA conference on disabilities. Her colloquium on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is co-sponsored by Truman’s Disability Studies Program, whose DisABILITY Conference she is keynoting earlier in the day.


Escaping the Agrochemical Treadmill: Structural & Social Challenges to Sustainable Agriculture in Guatemala
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. Magruder Hall 2001, 7 p.m.

Anthropologist Courtney Dowdall and Data Scientist Ryan Klotz, authors of Pesticides and Global Health (2013) draw on epidemiology, policy analysis, and social science research as they outline pressures shaping the relationship between agricultural chemicals and public health. Case studies from highland Guatemala demonstrate ways agrochemical dependence threatens human health.


Beyond the Medicine: Caring for the People and the Earth.
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Magruder Hall 2001, 7 p.m.

Carol Bennett– community organizer, historian, and Assistant Dean of Multcultural Affairs—introduces environmental and related health issues impacting Africa, and details how the simple act of providing medicine/pill bottles impacts the people of Malawi.