Where the World Comes to Windham County
Up Next: February – April
“Engaging the World Series,“ offered in partnership with Marlboro College
5 guest speakers will bring a wealth of experience and diverse perspectives on how to engage in the world
Wed. Feb. 20, 2019
Kirk Talbott, Expert Advisor, The World Bank, will speak on
“Transparency and Corruption”
Centre Congregational Church Parlor
193 Main St., Brattleboro
As always, the talk is free and open to the public.
7:00 PM Coffee/Tea/Conversation
7:30 PM Talk begins
The speaker series is based on a Marlboro College seminar course designed by Marlboro College President Kevin F. F. Quigley entitled “Engaging the World.” The seminar has leading experts as guests, and the college is coordinating a matching speaker series for the community, giving us the opportunity to hear the same experts as the students.
The second talk in this series will be on “Transparency and Corruption.” The speaker, Kurt Talbott, is well qualified to speak on this topic. He has worked on governance for over 30 years with a focus on the nexus of international development, human rights and our environment. He is a senior advisor on governance for the World Bank’s PASET initiative (Partnership for Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology) and is a scholar in residence at the Environmental Law Institute.
Subsequent speakers in the series will be :
Sharon Stash, International Public Health Advisor and Instructor at Georgetown University, “Changing Course in the U.S. Response to the HIV/AIDs Pandemic“ April 3, 2019
Joel Rosenthal, President Carnegie Council, “Ethics and International Affairs” April 10,2019
Samuel Farr, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer/Former Member of Congress, “Public Service and International Affairs“
More details to be announced soon.