September 22nd, 2011: 10AM
The Good Fortune: Film Screening
Good Fortune is a provocative exploration of how massive international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they aim to benefit. In Kenya’s rural countryside, Jackson’s farm is being flooded by an American investor who hopes to alleviate poverty by creating a multimillion-dollar rice farm. Across the country in Nairobi, Silva’s home and business in Africa’s largest shantytown are being demolished as part of a U.N. slum-upgrading project. The gripping stories of two Kenyans battling to save their homes from large-scale development present a unique opportunity see foreign aid through eyes of the people it is intended to help.
Hill Hall 106
September 29th, 2011 10: AM
Women’s Rights in a Multi-polar World
Hill Hall 106
Aniket Shah is currently a strategist at Investec, a South African investment fund focusing on sustainable investment in Africa. From 2009-2011, Aniket served as a Research Associate at The Earth Institute and Senior Special Assistant to UN Secretary General Advisor Jeffrey Sachs. His work focused on economic and political development of Africa and Asia, and took him around the world, from East Timor and South Korea to Nigeria and Rwanda. He also serves as an advisor to various non-governmental organizations around the world, and is considered an expert on youth leadership and involvement in civil society.