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A dozen Lafayette students will join former Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott and award-winning author and journalist Naomi Klein in presenting at a Lafayette symposium on globalization April 16-17.

Keynote speeches will feature Klein addressing the protest movement against the World Trade Organization Tuesday, April 16, and Talbott speaking on “The New World Order” Wednesday, April 17. Both talks will be held 8 p.m. in Colton Chapel and are this year’s annual John and Muriel Landis Lectures, a series established by Trustee Emeritus John Landis, a member of Lafayette’s Class of 1939, that focuses on issues of technology and international cooperation.

A number of students and faculty also will interact with Klein and Talbott in separate venues.

Prior to the symposium, Life and Debt, a film by Stephanie Black about the effects of International Monetary Fund/World Bank policies on Jamaica, will be screened 7 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in the Limburg Theater of Farinon College Center. The film will be shown at other times to various classes.

Panelists at a brown bag roundtable discussion of Life and Debt will answer questions submitted by students noon Tuesday, April 16, in the Marlo Room of Farinon College Center. The panel will include Gladstone Hutchinson, acting dean of studies; John McCartney, associate professor and head of government and law; Ross Gay, Dean of Studies Humanities Fellow and a member of Lafayette’s Class of 1996, and Patti Price, a member of Lafayette’s Class of 1975 and representative of the international humanitarian organization CARE.

Students also will submit questions for a brown bag debate between Mike Morrill, a representative of the Pennsylvania Consumer Action Network, and John Morris, a New York investment banker and proponent of globalization, noon Wednesday, April 17, in the Marlo Room.

That event will be followed by three sessions of four concurrent presentations in which students will share research conducted for honors theses, independent studies, and courses in engineering & policy and economics & business. The session schedule:

Session I, 1:10-1:40 p.m.:

Kate Cimino ’02, a government and foreign languages and literatures major from Midland Park, NJ, “Globalization and AIDS: Case Studies of Thailand and Uganda,” Kirby Hall of Civil Rights auditorium;

Michael Avicolli ’03, an International Affairs major from New Britain, Conn., “The WTO and the Chinese Economy: A Turning Point,” Kunkel Hall auditorium;

Adam Scheer ’02, an international economics and commerce major from Richboro, Pa., “The International Debt Burden: An Appropriate Solution,” Jacqua Auditorium, Hugel Science Center;

Aleksandar Tomic ’04, a mechanical engineering major from Omladinska, Arandjelovac, Yugoslavia, “Got Tariffs? Is Protection of the U.S. Steel Industry Necessary?” Gagnon Lecture Hall, Hugel Science Center.

Session II, 2-2:30:

Nana Bentsi-Enchill ’02, a government and law major from Falls Church, Va.,“Global Justice,” Kirby;

Meghan Towers ’04, an International Affairs major from Carmel, N.Y., “The Free Trade Area of the Americas and Labor,” Kunkel;

Carly Glover ’02, an economics and business major from Mohegan Lake, N.Y., “The Effectiveness of IMF Structural Adjustment Programs,” Jaqua;

Jarrod Poveromo ’03, an A.B. engineering major from Bethlehem, Pa., “Impacts of Foreign Direct Investment on Protectionism: Case Studies of the U.S. Steel and Auto Industries,” Gagnon.

Session III, 2:30-3:00: Break

Session IV, 3:10-3:40:

Emmanuel Kirunda ’04, an A.B. engineering major from Iganga, Uganda, “Should Transnational Agencies Fund Potentially Damaging Projects Where the Wishes of the National Population May Differ from those of the Non-Democratic National Governments? Case Studies from China and Uganda,” Kirby;

Seth Thomas ’02, an A.B. engineering major from Lodi, N.Y., “Ramifications for U.S. Business of the Bush Administration’s Rejection of the Kyoto Protocol,” Kunkel;

Keith Rosmarin ’02, a government and law major from Montville, N.J., “Offshore Money Havens and International Financial Markets,” Jaqua;

Adiene Needham ’02, a chemical engineering major from Niskayuna, N.Y., “Global Beer: Fact or Fiction?” Gagnon.

Talbott will become president of the Brookings Institution Sept. 1. He is director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, which sponsors interdisciplinary research and teaching, as well as collaboration with other universities and non-governmental organizations.

Talbott served in the State Department from 1993 until 2001, for a year as special adviser to the secretary of state for the new independent states of the former Soviet Union and then for seven years as deputy secretary of state. He entered government service after 21 years as a journalist for Time magazine. His last position there was editor-at-large and foreign affairs columnist. Prior to that, he was Washington bureau chief, diplomatic correspondent, White House correspondent, State Department correspondent, and Eastern Europe correspondent, based in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

Author of six books on U.S.-Soviet relations and nuclear arms control, Talbott translated and edited two volumes of Nikita Khrushchev’s memoirs, published in 1970 and 1974. Most recently, he was co-editor, with Nayan Chanda, of The Age of Terror: America & the World after September 11, published this year by Basic Books and the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. His next work, The Russia Hand: A Memoir of Personal Diplomacy, will be published by Random House in May. He has won Georgetown University’s Edward Weintal Prize for distinguished reporting on foreign affairs and diplomacy in 1980 and 1985, and his contributions were cited in Overseas Press Club Awards to Time in 1982, 1987, and 1989.

Before entering government, Talbott served as a Fellow of the Yale Corporation, a trustee of the Hotchkiss School, a director of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the Aspen Strategy Group and the Trilateral Commission. Since leaving government, he has rejoined the Carnegie board and the Trilateral Commission. Following his graduation from Yale, Talbott spent three years at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.

Born in Montreal in 1970, Klein is an award-winning journalist and author of the international best-selling book, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies. Translated into 16 languages, the book was called “a movement bible” by The New York Times. The Guardian newspaper short-listed it for its First Book Award in 2000. In April 2001, No Logo won the Canadian National Business Book Award, and in August 2001 it was awarded the Le Prix M├ędiations in France.

Klein’s articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The Nation, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Newsweek International, The New York Times, The Village Voice and Ms. Magazine. She writes an internationally syndicated column for The Globe and Mail in Canada and The Guardian in Britain.

For the past several years, Klein has traveled throughout North America, Asia, Latin America and Europe, tracking the rise of anti-corporate activism. She is a frequent media commentator, was recently cited as “Hot Culture Critic” in Rolling Stone’s annual Hot List, and has given lectures at Harvard, Yale, and New York University.

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