Co-Sponsored Events

We were a sponsor with the Brattleboro Film Festival of a screening of the Cuban film “Conducta,”  Nov. 7, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the Latchis Theater.

2014 Ernesto Daranas Serrano 108 min Cuba subtitled Drama 

Set in Havana, “Conducta” is a touching drama about the relationship between a troubled schoolboy named Chala and his dedicated teacher. Chala raises pigeons and cares for fighting dogs to sustain himself and his mother, who struggles with addiction. A sensitive examination of the Cuban education system, children living in poverty, and educators who consistently go the extra mile. Cuba’s entry to the 2015 Academy Awards®. Sponsors: Road Scholar and and the Windham World Affairs Council. 

We were a sponsor with Keene State College of a talk called “After the Earthquake; The Constitution: How Catastrophe Helped Create Possibility in Nepal.”

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, 4 pm
Alumni Center, Centennial Hall
Keene State College
Keene, NH
Free and Open to the Public

Jayaraj Acharya is a Nepalese scholar, educator and former diplomat. He served as Nepal’s ambassador to the United Nations form 1991-94 and was a political adviser to the late Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala. He has a Ph.D. in linguistics from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and was trained in classical Sanskrit. He is now the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Takshashila Academy in Katmandu.

Background Readings:
Acharya’s view of the potential for a new relationship between Nepal and P.M. Modi’s India
A speech by Acharya on Education and Democracy in Nepal

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