Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - Wednesday, February 26, 2014
David Stern- Rebellious Lawyering Speaker
The college community is invited to attend a Justice in Los Angeles Spring Speaker Series talk by David Stern.
For two decades, Mr. Stern has been at the forefront of efforts to extend the reach of public interest law and has served as a powerful voice in the fight for equal access to justice. As an executive director of Washington-based Equal Justice Works, Mr. Stern has helped send more than 1,200 attourneys and 2,500 law students into public interest fellowships across the country- serving thousands of clients in need. His pro bono efforts have attracted powerful support from major law firms and big business and have created an alumni association that populates some of the top positions at public interest groups around the contry.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
China & Africa in the Age of Globalization
A talk by Professor Sophal Ear presented by The John Parke Young Initiative on the Global Economy.
Sophal Ear is an Assistant Professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the US Naval Postgraduate School. He has taught on thehospital ship USNS Mercy in support of the Pacific Partnership 2008. He completed his postdoc at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, where he taught Policy and Administration in Developing Countries.
Before entering academia, he consulted for the World Bank and worked for the United Nations Development Programme. Early in his career he traveled to the West Bank and Gaza, and to Algeria, on social protection projects, where he gained a firsthand understanding of the realities of foreign aid on a national scale. Having grown up on Aid to Families with Dependent Children, he personally knew there were pitfalls to welfare system.
He came to the US at the age of 10 as a Cambodian refugee via France after his mother escaped with him and his four siblings from the Khmer Rouge by posing as a Vietnamese woman. She recounted her journey to him in an article in The New York Times.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - Thursday, February 27, 2014
Research Seminar with Shawn Sorenson
The Occidental Community is invited to a research seminar entitled "Training Lifetime Champions: Advancing Lifetime Health and well-being amoung Intercollegiate Student-athletes"
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Futebol & Brazil
A talk by David Goldblatt, author of The Ball is Round presented by the McKinnon Center for Global Affairs.
With the 2014 World Cup in Brazil a few months away, Pitzer College Visiting Professor and international journalist David Goldblatt will speak about the South American country's national identity and how it has been shaped by soccer.
Brazil has won five World Cups—more than any other country in history—and is hosting the World Cup for the second time this year. Brazil's style of play and the drama of its victories and defeats are deeply seared into global soccer culture. The largest country in Latin America, Brazil's national identity is intrinsically linked with soccer. In his forthcoming book, Futbol Nation: The Story of Brazil through Soccer, Goldblatt chronicles Brazil's obsession with the game and traces soccer's history since it first arrived in the country in 1894.
Goldblatt is the author of the bestselling book The Ball Is Round: A Global History of Soccer, which The Guardian called a "stunning book" that is "the measure against which all other such volumes are judged." An international print and broadcast journalist, Goldblatt is teaching at Pitzer College this semester.