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Fordham Launches Consortium on Social Justice

Fordham University marked the launch of its Consortium on Social Justice on Sept. 22 with a discussion at its Lincoln Center campus on the global downturn and how it affects the world’s poor.

The kick-off event, which included a panel of economists and scholars, was a celebration of the new links that will be formed through the consortium between the University and institutions within and beyond New York City. Read more.

UNICEF Economist Explains Effect of Recession on Global Poor

The launch of Fordham University’s Consortium on Social Justice was marked by a discussion on an invisible population that is feeling the effect of the global recession: the poor.

"I’m going to start with this message," said Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD, an economist for UNICEF’s division of policy and practice. "Children are at risk because of the economy. It’s that simple. This economic crisis will be suffered greatly by children and families that had nothing to do with the excesses that caused this downturn. I can’t think of a greater injustice." Read more.