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2013 Fall Gannon

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Fall 2013 Gannon Lecture and Opening Keynote for
Interdisciplinary Conference

friday, 15 november 2013 | 6 p.m. - Gannon Lecture

United nations headquarters | Delegates' dining room  |  free  |  rsvp required by november 12

Hugh Locke
Hugh Locke
Hugh Locke, co-founder and president of Smallholder Farmers Alliance and author of The Haiti Experiment will deliver the fall Gannon Lecture,
"The Haiti Experiment: Development Breakthroughs that Could Change the World", and opening keynote for the conference. In his lecture he will address the work of non-governmental organizations in Haiti focusing on the importance of community development, local governance and sustainability.  
RSVP ONLINE required for entrance to UN by November 12

saturday, 16 november 2013  | 
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.   
Interdisciplinary conference

12th floor Lounge  |  Lowenstein Center  |  Lincoln Center Campus  |  there is a registration fee for the conference

The interdisciplinary conference, "Haiti: Post-Disaster Reconstruction - Sustainability and Development," will explore how universities can engage with the development community in an effective way to promote sustainability with a case study of Haiti. The conference will include sessions about sustainability, environment, and women's roles in shaping sustainable reconstruction as well as break-out working groups on environmental sustainability, microcredit/microfinance, education, creative responses to disaster, food security, health.

Conference Information and Registration

This is a United Nations Academic Impact event. Academic Impact
Co-sponsored by:
  • Graduate School of Arts & Sciences 
  • Graduate School of Social Service
  • Institiute of International Humanitarian Affairs
  • International Political Economy and Development
Outside Fordham co-sponsors include:
  • International Health Associations Network
  • Social Tap
Contributors include UNDP and other UN agencies, international organizations and NGOs, and Haitian and international grassroots organizations.

For questions, contact Jennifer Latham at email

 The Gannon Lecture Series, which began in the fall of 1980, brings distinguished individuals to Fordham to deliver public lectures on topics of their expertise. Fordham alumni endowed the series to honor the Rev. Robert I. Gannon, S.J., president of Fordham University from 1936 to 1949, who was an outstanding and popular speaker.

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