Marlboro College

NewsPress Release: 10/29/02

Image of Nancy BirdsallMARLBORO, VT – Marlboro College is pleased to announce Nancy Birdsall as the speaker for this year’s Arthur E. Whittemore Lecture.

The Arthur E. Whittemore Lecture, named in 1972 in honor of Arthur E. Whittemore, a Marlboro College founder and Chair of the Marlboro Board of Trustees for the college's first 21 years, presents lectures on the theme of man's continuing effort to meet the challenge of a changing society.

Birdsall, President of the Center for Global Development, will speak on globalization in a talk entitled “Asymmetric Globalization: Unequal Opportunity in the Global Economy”.

Prior to launching the center, Birdsall served for three years as Senior Associate and Director of the Economic Reform Project at the Carnegie
Endowment for International Peace. Her work at Carnegie focused on issues of globalization as well as inequality and the reform of international financial institutions.

Birdsall is the author, co-author, or editor of more than a dozen books and monographs, including, most recently, Population Matters: Demographic Change, Economic Growth and Poverty in the Developing World, Washington Contentious: Economic Policies for Social Equity in Latin America, and New and Social Mobility in a Changing World. She has also written more than 75 articles for books and scholarly journals published in English and Spanish. Shorter pieces of her writing have appeared in dozens of U.S. and Latin American newspapers and periodicals.

The lecture will take place on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Whittemore Theater at Marlboro College. This event is free and open to the public.

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