Volume 19, Number 7 | February 11, 2010 Students React to Haitian Tragedy SIPA News Six SIPA students return safely from Haiti after surviving the earthquake Congratulations to By Whitney Eulich those who partici- A t first, it was like a sub- ed from family and digging pated in the Public way moving under their through rubble for survivors Policy Case Compe- feet. Then, the earth shook became a first-hand lesson vigorously causing buildings on the realities of develop- tition! Photos in- to pancake to the ground and ment work. side... Page 12 roads — including the one “Megan actually said ‘We’re they drove on only moments gonna die! We’re gonna die!” earlier — to crumble and col- explains Allman during a lapse. group interview two weeks “I don’t know if I said it after the disaster. in my head or out loud, but, “I don’t remember that,” I said ‘um, is it just me or… Megan Rapp responds softly. is the earth moving,’” An- “The moment the earth start- nika Allman recounts, as her ed shaking, I knew how bad shoulders delicately tremble it was gonna be.” and her teeth chatter loudly Debate at the memory of the quake. The students spent fall se- mester doing research, inter- When the 7.0 magnitude views and data analysis on Disaster Tourism or earthquake destroyed cities private sector development Disaster Relief? across Haiti on January 12th, a group of six SIPA students and state building in Haiti. The pros and cons In early January, they flew were there conducting inter- to Port-au-Prince to inter- of volunteering in views and site-visits about the role of the private sector view United Nations Sta- Haiti bilization Mission in Haiti Page 5 in state building. (MINUSTAH) staff, private Between interviews, the companies already working future of Haiti changed, and in Haiti, Haitian govern- Opinion so did the role of the SIPA ment officials, development From Gaza with researchers. Removing dead organizations and influential bodies from an infirmary, Haitian families. Pain: José Santigo- comforting victims separat- Continued on Page 2 Vericat considers the recent SIPA Haiti’s national palace damaged by the earthquake [Photo: AP] When event on the Israeli- Humanity Is Palestinian Conflict Page 9 Your Only Light Green Affairs By John Burnett Osama Bin Laden I t’s not easy to describe what was seen, heard, and smelt in Haiti. After blames industrial- ized nations for the earthquake, all of us global warming were moved so rapidly into a world that was and is simply incomprehensible. A place Page 10 where life is constantly at risk, total destruction is ev- Humor erywhere, and incredible pain eats at everyone around Lauren Quillian you. offers words of ad- Certain memories remain vice on surviving very vivid in my mind. Af- ter the earthquake stuck, I second semester spent that first long evening blues outside, in a walled parking SIPA students are welcomed back from Haiti and greeted by SIPA administrators at an emotional reception on the 15th floor [Photo: Lenny Pridatko] Page 8 lot, with a handful of peace- Lebanese Professor Protests Visa keepers standing watch. I Restaurant Review had no idea what the morn- ing might bring. Ian Tobman I remember looking up at the stars, thinking – hop- Delays, Cancels SIPA Course reviews Bubby’s Pie ing – that as long as I could By José Santiago Vericat could have reached the Unit- rienced difficulties in re- Co., the best place to T ed States in time to begin his ceiving the mandatory U.S. see them, there would not be he Lebanese-French classes. “After initial diffi- State Department clearance grab brunch at 2am any rain nor ensuing wreck- professor, Ghassan culties, we contacted a New and documents to enter the age. I remember the con- Salamé, decided not to teach York congressman and asked United States and teach at Page 4 stant shaking of the earth at SIPA this spring due to de- him to help expedite the visa. Columbia. He was scheduled throughout the night from lays in obtaining a visa from In the end he did receive the to teach two courses, Inter- the aftershocks, occurring the U.S. authorities in Paris, visa a few days before classes national Politics in the Mid- with a frequency that led said Dan McIntyre, SIPA started,” said McIntyre. dle East and Culture, Peace one to think this is the way Associate Dean for Academic McIntyre explained that and War. Affairs, to Communique. Continued on Page 4 this is the second year in a Continued on Page 4 Though barely, Salamé row in which Salamé expe- P. 2 Communiqué - February 11, 2010 SIPA News UN Studies Program Hosts Working Lunch with French Ambassador By Miriam Schive and Michael Vaislic O n Friday, January 29th, 2010, the UN Studies Program under Criminal Court, the differ- ence between the West’s credibility in the Security the initiative of its Direc- Council prior to the Second tor, Prof. Elisabeth Linden- Gulf War and now on the mayer, organized a work- Iranian nuclear crisis, the ing lunch with Ambassador UNSC strategy on Afghani- Gérard Araud, Permanent stan and the failure of the Representative of France to UN Climate Change Confer- the United Nations in New ence in Copenhagen. On all York. The Ambassador gen- of these issues, Ambassa- erously hosted the luncheon dor Araud gave remarkably in the Résidence de France, open answers replete with where he answered candidly humorous analogies. For the numerous questions under attending students this was the theme of “The Security a unique experience and an Council seen by a Perma- invaluable opportunity to nent Member.” discuss issues of great im- During lunch, many ques- portance and currency with tions focused on the issue an influential decision-mak- of the reform of the UNSC. er. The UN Security Council in 1950. The French Ambassador to the UN discussed how little the Security Council has changed since The anachronistic structure its inception in 1945. (Photo: AP) Ambassador Arnaud, who of the UNSC, which consists distribution in the interna- sponded, “ is willing to take is an expert on Nuclear of five permanent and ten tional system has changed the risk of less influence in Non-Proliferation, will come elected members, dates back and that the UNSC must be order to have more influence” to SIPA on February 11th to to its creation in 1945 at the reformed in order to remain “France is willing by enlarging the number of discuss “The Non-Prolifer- San Francisco Conference. legitimate, it has been im- is willing to take UNSC member states, the ation Issue within the Ira- As the Ambassador admit- possible to find agreement representativeness of ‘glob- nian Context” in an event ted, the need to reform the among the member states. the risk of less in- al’ opinion and thereby the organized by the UN Stud- anachronistic power struc- He suggested that the rea- fluence in order to legitimacy of the Council. “It ies Program and the Colum- ture of the UNSC is patent: son why the US is largely op- have more makes no sense, for example, bia-Paris Alliance Program: the number of the UN mem- not to have an African state Room 1501, 6-8pm. posed to an expansion of the influence.” ber states has risen from 45 UNSC to 24 member states as an SC member.” Miriam Schieve is a first to 192 and new states, such (as proposed by Kofi An- Other topics discussed were year MIA student concen- as Germany, Japan, or India ence to create a ‘minority nan in a High-Level Panel blockage’ to resolutions. the likelihood of a European trating in EPD. have all grown more pow- Report in 2005) is that this Union seat on the Council, erful. Although everyone “France, on the other Michael Vaislic is a second would make it more difficult the relationship between the year student concentrating recognizes that the power for them to use their influ- hand,” the Ambassador re- UNSC and the International in EPD. Students React to Haitian Tragedy Continued from Page 1 Their week in the field was tire mission was turned “We were holdovers packed with back-to-back around. until professionals came,” All- interviews and site visits. “Somebody kept telling me man adds. Though Haiti’s history is vola- there’s a call for me,” says All- There is a magnetic draw to- tile, a theme of optimism be- man. ward the field for many SIPA gan to surface. students. It’s an opportunity “Oh yeah, that was very fun- “There was momentum ny,” Rapp interjects to see textbooks come to life; gathering,” Gabrielle Apollon make a real difference. How- “…‘I don’t work here! I don’t explains. “We call it a window ever, the delegation of SIPA think so!’ I said it like four of opportunity. Haiti was at- representatives who experi- times,” Allman laughs. tracting more investment.” enced the earthquake in Haiti She eventually took the learned through their expe- Even professionals in the phone call, which was in fact rience that there is a time to field known for their cynicism intended for someone else. step back, to recognize where were starting to see the possi- bilities Haiti had before it. “It’s funny in hindsight be- one’s skills are best used. cause they are all actions that “Someone asked me if I “Everywhere we went, there were completely pointless and thought they should go to Hai- was a glow of positivity,” says Students in Haiti [Photo: Megan Rapp] meaningless but that kept us ti. I said no,” Rapp explains, Allman. “It was just a really joyous, And so he did, tearing his at the Christopher Hotel,” All- acknowledging that the stu- On Tuesday morning, Janu- man says. loud Haitian afternoon,” Rapp dress-shirt into impromptu dent was well intentioned. ary 12th, the students left their smiles, “Lots of noise, people bandages. The students could have “But what are they gonna hotel dressed in slacks, high selling on the streets, you can The help continued over the walked to their next interview, do there? What’s your plan? heels and skirts for an 8 a.m. hear it—Haiti is full of life.” next three days: one group- but Junior, their bus driver, You’re gonna take away wa- interview with the former head The photos continued as Ju- member found herself picking ter, food, shelter.” wanted to park at the UNDP. of I-Trade, a partner of USAID, nior parked the bus and the bits of concrete out of a young Instead of walking between The students see a need to which provides training on group piled out. Allman was man’s deep wound, while an- buildings, they drove outside of focus on issues at the root of trade and investment policy. stepping out of the vehicle other inserted IVs into victims’ the UN compound, up a steep the earthquake: better gov- After their third interview, road with a wall separating when the earthquake hit. arms. Another student carried ernance and coordination be- which took place at the Inter- them from the precipitous hill- Instantly, six students study- dead bodies to a UNDP freezer, tween actors, resources and national Development Bank in side. ing policy analysis, economic the makeshift morgue. sectors. the Christopher Hotel where development and current After three days in the im- “Everybody, get your cam- “I want to be there when MINUSTAH was headquar- events became emergency provised infirmary, with little eras ready,” Gerald Stang, a the attention is gone and tered, the students took their personnel in the aftermath of water and no change of clothes, SIPA student, warned as they Haiti really needs some seri- time—goofing off in the park- Haiti’s worst earthquake in the students recognized it was drove up the hill. ous long-term development ing lot, taking photos and using centuries. time to leave. the restrooms—before leaving The students had become and assistance,” Rapp adds. obsessed with taking photos of “You don’t want to do more “I have no skills there be- “I’m just afraid I can never do the compound. local children in their uniforms harm,” student John Burnett sides translation,” explains enough.” What seemed like insignifi- explains, “and that’s the fear Rapp, “but search and rescue is and were nearing a pack of kids cant events at the time, ulti- without medical training. But I what they need. Serious, qual- in their red-checkered smocks Whitney Eulich is a first year mately determined where the just thought ‘what am I doing? ity medical care is what they and blue pants. MIA student. students were when their en- Someone is trapped. Help.’” need.” SIPA News Communiqué - February 11, 2010 P. 3 SIPA Kills it in Killington A Letter Winter in New York Can Be Difficult. From the New By Nick O’Brien W inter in New York can be difficult. Once all the holiday décor has come down, the city as- SIPASA sumes a lingering grayish tone that lasts until the daf- fodils pop up in late March. Board With Punxsutawney Phil’s prognostication of six more weeks of winter, SIPA stu- dents have a lot of chapped Dear Fellow Classmates, lips and lost right gloves to deal with before the weather On behalf of the SIPASA turns warm again. board, I’d like to introduce Last Thursday, 104 stu- our goals and plans for dents piled into a pair of our upcoming year in of- coach buses and headed for fice. Firstly, with the tragic the Green Mountains of Ver- earthquake in Haiti, many mont. The SIPA Killington students are rallying to an- Ski Trip is right up there swer the call for assistance. next to the other great an- SIPASA has been charged nual traditions such as Gala, with helping to synergize the Halloween Party and the SIPA response to en- Follies, the ski trip takes sure effective and efficient place every year on the first assistance. To this end, we weekend of the spring se- will be meeting with chair- mester. This year’s organiz- persons of student groups ers, Ben Dow, Ahsan Kamal, to connect and support the Julia Koop, Anne Michener impressive efforts already and Christina Wiig pulled initiated by student leaders. out all the stops. Also, we hope to hold a Haiti While diligent students Relief event with another completed assignments and graduate program, which caught up on reading, the is tentatively scheduled for trailing bus did wet their March. proverbial whistles, danced Ben Dow (second year MIA student) enjoying Killington (Photo: Christina Wiig) Secondly, we will be hold- in the aisles and regaled the mountain. was just what the doctor or- Aside from the deli run- ing multiple continue to host first years with legends of Being a weekday, the dered blazing down the thigh ning out of coffee, the next a myriad of social events, SIPA students past. After slopes were not crowded and burning steeps of the bunny morning went off without a which will be capped off an unfortunate 25 mile de- the lift lines non-existent. slope. As for the Wobbly hitch. On the ride home, sec- with the SIPA Gala at the tour into New Jersey and a There were a few strange Barn, it’s best to ask some- ond-years lamented that this end of April. brief pit stop for Roy Rogers sightings on the mountain one who was there, but let’s would be their last SIPA ski just say it was a good night. trip and first-years looked Thirdly, our board is dedi- and Starbucks, the busses such as SIPA students lying forward to rocking it out cated to hearing the con- chugged up the Northway. motionless on their backs Bleary-eyed the next day, next year; J-termers tried cerns of the student body in The four hour jaunt turned with boards strapped to not many revelers appeared to come to grips with what order to convey them to OSA mysteriously into a seven their feet and a man in a full on the slopes before noon. they had gotten themselves and effect change under our hour expedition. Some of the three-piece suit. (Pictured: The mountain was icier and into by enrolling. The 25- control. In the same vein, hardy folks kept the mid- Gerald Stang, photo courtesy a little more crowded. There mile detour into New Jersey we are prioritizing sugges- night oil burning well into of Christina Wiig) was still a lot of great skiing was avoided, and everybody tions to improve alumni re- the night while the reason- and riding, but the breaks Afterwards, there was returned in one piece. lations and professional de- able ones hit the hay. were a touch longer and little time to waste, how- velopment opportunities in The weather in Killington ever, as the bus was rearing muscles a touch stiffer. After After a week of reflection, order to improve our coming could not have been beat. to go down Killington Road two days on the slopes, folks organizer Ben Dow had this job and internship searches. Sitting right around the for dinner. The Norwegian lingered in the hot tub, steam to say: “The natural desire of room and sauna until resort SIPA skiers to the ride down We look forward to work- freezing mark with not a contingent, led by Stig Pet- staff hustled them out. the mountain aggressively ing with the student groups cloud in sight, it was a per- terson, made the bus driver without full instruction cat- regarding the Haiti Relief fect day to hit the slopes. De- feel right at home with a After dinner, those with egorized them mentally as and beyond. We will contin- spite no new snow, the 110” classic Norwegian bus driver energy to spare headed down Jersey Shore fans and ath- ue to keep you posted on our (280 cm) that had fallen ear- song that had no discernable to Tabu Nightclub (which letically as drunken newborn activities through regular lier in the season provided melody. was really just the front half horses. Them SIPA kids can articles in Communique. an excellent base for skiers of Outback Pizza) for drinks Outback Pizza was the dance though.” and riders of all abilities. and dancing. The bus back to order of the day, and after The aforementioned Ben the resort left early, but not Nick O’Brien is a second Best Regards, stuffing their faces, it was and Christina as well as the to fear, the cavorting contin- year MPA student concen- off to the Wobbly Barn. The indefatigable Anne Schulze ued until security was called trating in EPS. general consensus was that were kind enough to provide (three times) and everyone SIPASA Board – Class while the pizza couldn’t hold free lessons to beginners be- settled down. of 2011 a candle to New York pizza it fore they headed out to rage Photobook: Ski Trip Photos [Photos: Christina Wiiig] P. 4 Communiqué - February 11, 2010 SIPA News Restaurant Review Lebanese Professor Quality Brunch at 2am Protests Visa Delays, By Ian Tobman cancels SIPA course D uring my first week- end in New York, my cousin, who had also recently Continued from Page 1 moved here, talked up this Salamé, based at the Uni- border authorities were in- great brunch place in Tribe- versity of Science Po and tensified around the time ca. We went that Sunday, part of the Alliance Pro- when Salamé intended to but when we arrived the gram which pairs that aca- travel due to the attempted long wait combined with my demic institution in Paris attack by a Nigerian man growling stomach did little to with SIPA, was the Leba- on a flight to Denver at the win me over to Bubby’s., But nese Culture Minister from end of last year. I’m glad I stuck around. 2000 until 2003. Salamé declined to com- The large full-length win- Since the attacks on the ment to Communique on dows surrounding the main World Trade Center in 2001, this issue. dining area allow for lots of travelers of Middle Eastern José Santiago Vericat, first light and makes for great origin face pronounced diffi- year MIA student, spent the people watching including if culties in obtaining a visa to last nine years in the Middle Tobman visited Bubby’s at 2am [Photo: Ian Tobman) you’re lucky, celebrities. The travel to the United States. East. While there, he cov- constant stream of neighbor- Bubby’s Pie Co. The checks imposed by the ered the Israeli-Palestinian hood families, trendsetters Phone. (212)219-0666 State Department and U.S. conflict as a reporter. Address. 120 Hudson St. in and waiters scurrying about Zagat rating: food- 18 Tribeca (corner N Moore), Clos- with complimentary but- est subway: Franklin St- 1 line Website. http://bubbys.com/ termilk biscuits and straw- berry jam, creates a lively atmosphere. waitress, I went with the full, but it was not a tough We want to hear Given its location towards chicken pot pie. When done sell to finish it off. the tail-end of the 1 train, it’s not the most convenient of des- well, this crusty dish that’s stuffed with peas, carrots, A new semester has begun, and as you once again com- from you! tinations for the Morningside chicken and sometimes pota- mit yourself to explore all crowd. However, a friend’s toes in a creamy sauce, can make for a perfect antidote to New York has to offer, make Write: recent birthday provided an sure to plan a visit to Tribe- ideal opportunity to make the winter blues. It hit the spot, ca. Compared to the rest of If you would like to contribute to trip downtown. Unlike Sunday with a moist but not too flaky crowded downtown Manhat- mornings, at 2 a.m. the lights crust and a hint of nutmeg. tan, it feels almost deserted. our publication, the submission are dimmed and the mood is While the side dish of macaro- You can actually walk its more laid-back. ni and cheese was on par with deadline for the next issue is wide streets without bump- Dinosaur BBQ or Amy Ruth’s, Despite what the name the onion rings and vegetable ing into someone!. Sunday, February 14. implies (bubbie is a term Of course, what makes fries were colorless. I would for Jewish grandmother), Bubby’s an institution be- recommend the roasted rose- the dinner menu is not Jew- sides its stellar pies is that React: mary chicken that which was ish cuisine, which in North it’s open 24 hours a day and succulent and fresh. America is centered around serves brunch from midnight Communiqué welcomes letters to traditional dishes from East- Brunch is expensive ($19 till 7am. So the next time ern Europe like potato latkes, for eggs Benedict), but the you’re looking for some quali- the editor. If you have a response matza ball soup, chopped dinner portions are generous ty late-night eats that extend liver, etc. Instead it is made and the prices reasonable. beyond Koronet or Toms, to an article or thoughts about our up of an eclectic mix of grass- Bubby’s full name is Bub- head over to Bubby’s -– you content, let us know. fed beef burgers, ole hickory by’s Pie Co. because it ini- won’t be disappointed. BBQ and tacos. Bubby’s also tially focused on just making offers a comfort food sec- pies in a pizza oven left over tion of macaroni and cheese, from the previous owners. Ian Tobman is a second- Email: meatloaf, chicken pot pie and We sampled the key lime pie year MIA student. He is also buttermilk fried chicken. which was rich and delicious a Communiqué staff writer. communiqué. firstname.lastname@example.org After conferring with our without being too heavy on very helpful and attentive the lime. We were all quite When Humanity Is Your Only Light Continued from Page 1 the world had always been. we were all in this together. are no hesitations or quali- safely home. strengths and limitations, I remember seeing the ini- Where despite, or perhaps fications in expressing what While we are back and never lose sight of why tial cloud of dust rising from because of, the overwhelm- my friends did in the first 48 home, life continues, such as you want to help. You may the city around us as build- ing force of the earthquake hours after the earthquake. it is, for the people of Haiti. do something now, such as ings collapsed, and then the and all it wrought, we were It was simple: they did ev- Though I caught only a small raising funds or collecting es- faint glow of distant fires shaken into a truer sense of erything they possibly could glimpse of Haiti’s soul, I saw sential supplies, or you may burning into the evening sky. who we all were inside, with a to help, and then some. that it is filled with such help ten years from now. I remember that deafening simplicity of purpose defined Our leader, our rock, will strength and solidarity; and But whatever you do, never silence of the night, broken only by the need to help one always be Professor Elisa- I know this will help the forget that the human spirit by the anguished cries of a another however we could. beth Lindenmayer. Perhaps country carry on. In a place is at its fullest when we can woman overwhelmed by the Regarding my friends, I I won’t ever fully know what where the external destruc- look each other in the heart, loss of her husband. Those can only say this: I have she felt and all she did to help tion is the inverse of the in- and know that we share the were the first few hours. We never been so proud to be as- us. When I am asked how we ner force of the people, there same inner light of humani- left two days later. sociated with such incredible were evacuated so quickly, I will always be possibilities. ty, burning brightly in a vast I could write on and on like individuals. Gabrielle Apol- can only answer that it was On an island at the origins universe. this, but words do not do it lon, Annika Allman, Megan because of her. of the New World, where the John Burnett is a first-year justice. There is however Rapp, Gerald Stang, and While I feel intense sadness promise and anguish of the MPA student, concentrat- another memory etched in James Taylor all reacted in seeing the names and faces of Americas have always coex- ing in Energy and Environ- my mind, which is equally the only way they could: with those we met who were less isted, the current torment ment. He and five other SIPA difficult to express. It is the a vigilance and reason to pro- fortunate than us, I can only will yield, once again, to the students were in Haiti on a memory of the incredible hu- tect life however they might. think that for Professor Lin- frontier of hope. Peacekeeping Mission with manity, stepping forward in From the initial fearless denmayer, these were friends There are many of us here Professor Elizabeth Linden- ways previously unimagina- charge to pull people trapped and colleagues forged over an at SIPA who want to help. mayer when the earthquake ble. Helping strangers simply under rubble, to extending extensive career. None of us My only suggestion is to lis- struck Haiti on Tuesday, because it was needed, asking love to those who were in- will ever forget her courage ten, rather than tell, what January 12, 2010. nothing in return. This was jured and alone, every min- and direction in bringing us is needed. Know your own humanity understanding that ute we were there. There Debate Communiqué - February 11, 2010 P. 5 Should SIPA Students Volunteer in Haiti? Disaster Tourism Is Not Disaster Relief Students 4 Haiti By Ashley Henderson pour- press release generated by By Don Curry hospital beds to Hôpital O I n Monday, January ing of aid enters the country Students 4 Haiti. n the aftermath of the Sacré Coeur in Cap Haitian, 25, a panel of experts through an airport that was However, the central aim 2004 tsunami, Hur- and needs 10 volunteers for assembled on the 15th floor previously accustomed to of the group remainsthe ricane Katrina, and now various positions. of SIPA to formulate an ef- 15-20 operations a day and group still hopes to bring the Haitian earthquake, Because of the tremendous fective response to the post- is now accommodating 140. the alternative spring I wanted to do something need for capable managers earthquake situation in The desperation of the popu- break, which would involve to help beyond just giving in the relief effort, the future Haiti. Present on the panel lation necessitates security SIPA students embark- money. Following the tsu- career aspirations of the were economists, Haitian convoys for aid distribution, ing on a 10-day disaster nami, I founded and man- SIPA student body and the government representa- adding yet another barrier response mission in Haiti. aged a disaster relief project relative proximity of Haiti tives, medical doctors, seis- to timely disbursement. While both the timely re- in Thailand which brought to the United States, there mologists, psychologists Despite continued logis- sponse and intentions are 15 undergrads to the field are unprecedented oppor- and officials from the United tical difficulties, the relief admirable, a trip of this to do volunteer work for the tunities for SIPA students Nations Development Proj- period is almost over. The nature could prove to be summer. to gain field experience as ect and the Inter-American next step is recovery, beg- disastrous for a number of So, in the wake of the practitioners and make life- Development Bank. ging the pressing question reasons. earthquake, I met with Co- long friends. It can seem The panel’s findings de- of who should lead recon- First, trained profession- lumbia faculty, students and challenging to strike a bal- pict a dire situation in need struction efforts. als are landing in Haiti the Haitian Special Envoy to ance between our rigorous of urgent intervention. Many experts, includ- only to find that the lack of the UN to discuss the shape courses and volunteer inter- ing Paul Collier and The organization and resources of the forthcoming interna- ests, but doing service work The experts described can be a well-spent break Haiti as a struggling state Economist, advocate for an makes assistance impos- tional relief operation and international organization sible. “An orthopedic team to brainstorm how students from studying that also en- decapitated by tragedy and hances your studies. underscored the need for to set up a temporary de- went to Haiti and left be- could be of service. The gen- immediate and long-term velopment authority that cause nothing was provi- eral consensus is that this Students4haiti.org dis- international collaboration. would be headed by both an sioned at all for them to be earthquake, while tragic, of- courages wandering “volun- In the words of Professor outsider and a prominent effective,” said Professor fers an opportunity for the tourists” from short-term ef- Tatiana Wah, a Haitian Haitian. Jeff Sachs is in fa- Jeffrey Sachs, Director of international community to forts unless they are invited who works at the Earth In- vor of the Inter-American the Earth Institute, “From finally get Haiti right. by one of our NGO partners stitute, “Haiti’s not a coun- Development bank as the the most basic supplies… With such an urgent, so- because of the scarcity of ba- try to be re-constructed. It’s umbrella institution. [to] the most basic help phisticated case study un- sic resources on the ground a country to be constructed The experts on the panel from any agency… They folding so close to our shores, in Haiti. In addition, we are from the very beginning.” agreed that about $5-10 bil- could get no basic support American college students aware that there are signifi- lion would be needed in the to do anything and they can add value to the interna- cant security risks. The earthquake that just left on their own.” struck Haiti on January 12 coming decade to invest in tional relief effort by joining The focus now should be on has affected an estimated 3 infrastructure, urban devel- If trained professionals an appropriate organization how people can be of maxi- million people. Rescue and opment and peacekeeping. such as these were not able that needs them. mum service to the Haitian aid efforts must operate un- In a January 29th New to help, it is highly unlikely Fellow SIPA students and relief effort based on their der the added pressure of York Times op-ed, Collier that untrained SIPA stu- I began meeting under the skill sets. the encroaching rainy sea- and Jean-Louis Warnholz dents, without UN convoy name students4haiti.org The earthquake which son, only 2 months away. addressed the need for long- protection will be able to because we believe SIPA struck Haiti January 12, term development by creat- assist the Haitians affected students can supplement 2010 exposed the most The earthquake destabi- by the earthquake. lized the terrain in unpre- ing business opportunities their curriculum with ser- fragile state of humanity, dictable ways, increasing in Haiti. The cyclical trap Although the situation vice while gaining valuable and presented a chance for the risk of rain-triggered of having too few investors should improve before development experience. the United States to make landslides and flash floods. and high production costs March, anyone without a Students4haiti.org is polling amends for years of detri- Storm walls and water should be broken with co- concrete skill set, experi- 60 relevant NGO’s to assess mental and inconsistent management have yet to be operation among private in- ence in a complex emer- their volunteer, material, policies. Images on the news rebuilt since the hurricanes vestors. gency setting and fluent and supply chain needs in created idols out of the first of 2008 struck Haiti. George Soros has thus far language ability would Haiti, the Dominican Repub- responders who rescued led the charge by commit- only serve to tax an over- lic, Miami and New York. people. These images have Furthermore, the plant- burdened system. Our members have decades generated a spirit of hero- ing season begins in March. ting 25 million for invest- ments designed to seed and Instead students would of experience in Haitian de- ism with “contagious and With the destruction in velopment. We aim to offer transformative” powers ac- Port-au-Prince, urban- catalyze Haiti’s competi- be better off directing their tive advantages. However, relief efforts towards suc- our skill sets freely in order cording to Robert Orr, a se- dwelling Haitians, who to deliver assistance without nior advisor to the UN Sec- comprise 50 percent of the increased participation is cessful, established orga- needed to ensure the suc- nizations already on the taking away work that can be retary General and panelist population, will be dis- done by the local people, or at a forum about Haiti at placed to the countryside, cessful development of frag- ground. The UN studies ile domestic industries. working group, for exam- using up any already scarce Columbia on January 25th. straining an agricultural resources on the ground. We “We must capture this spirit sector that already fails to As the international com- ple, hosted a January 25th fundraiser from which all place a high premium on of heroism if Haiti is to have feed the population. Imme- munity gears up for its re- Haitian involvement, creat- any hope,” said Orr. diate investments in fertil- sponse, many similar albeit proceeds went to Partners in Health. ing livelihoods for Haitians, The cost of heroism is too izer, irrigation, and seeds smaller efforts are also un- and a viable Haitian state. are necessary to ensure food derway here at SIPA. Since Students should also fo- high for some to take risks in security in the coming year. the earthquake, there has cus on longer-term develop- The group has identified order to help, even at SIPA, been an impressive mobili- ment initiatives that will be several projects operated by which is discouraging. The With the death toll ap- SIPA students which are long-term outcome for Haiti proaching 200,000, the zation of existing networks especially crucial as Haiti to garner support, fund- fades from the headlines. in need of volunteers, such is in the international com- earthquake ranks as the as the Rural Haiti Relief munity’s hands and as stu- second deadliest in history. raise, and advocate. Yet Advocating investment in also like the international developing industry and Project, managed by Kettie dents, we should show up, The relative effects howev- Jean-Klefeker, which uses ask the experts what to do, er, are much worse. community, some debate holding governments ac- exists as to the best course countable to pledged aid are the supply chain of Partners and do it. We will be man- The epicenter of the earth- of action. just a few of the many ways in Health to ship donated aging the world someday quake encompassed the in which students can help aid supplies to parts of Haiti soon, and experience with capital, devastating Haiti’s Students 4 Haiti (www. which are off the beaten Haiti can only help. All have students4haiti.org) was cre- alleviate Haiti’s plight. government. Aftershocks path of the aid supply chain. a place in the effort in some continue to force the prime ated immediately after the Hers is a small and efficient capacity, and students4hai- minister to sleep in his car. earthquake with the intent Ashley Henderson is a organization that needs a ti.org aims to make produc- 38% of Haiti’s population is of organizing an alternative first-year student in the few extra volunteers to run tive matches. composed of children under spring break in Haiti. Since Master of Public Admin- food to and from their office 15 who are more vulnerable it’s founding, the group’s istration in Development in SoHo. than adults to physical in- mission has diversified to in- Practice Program. Don Curry is a first year clude fundraising, disaster The 100 Hospital Beds for MIA student concentrating jury, dehydration, and psy- Haiti campaign, operated by chological trauma. relief training and forming in Advanced Policy and development partnerships, Judith Kaine aims to raise Economic Analysis. The international out- according to a January 28 enough money to bring 100 P. 6 Communiqué - February 11, 2010 World Affairs Iran: Religious Persecution Continues SIPA Announcements By Sabrina Mondschein authorities set the date for his SIPA Welcomes Barbara S aba Tahzib grew up with stories of his grandfather in Iran, ex- first court appearance. The secret session lasted three Nunberg and Hassan Abbas hours. Officials barred their ecuted for his adherence to lawyers from the courtroom, Barbara Nunberg has joined the Bahá’í Faith in June but the lawyers argued their the school as Professor of Pro- 1980, before Saba was born. way in. According to Tahzib, fessional Practice, teaching “He was from Sangsar, you officials mistakenly looked to public management and gover- see. It’s a particular town Khanjani as the de facto lead- nance issues in development. with people known for being er, because of his age. Professor Nunberg previously strong, hardheaded, faithful. served as head of the World There’s a whole mythology.” Because of his age, Fer- ida and the family worry Bank’s program on public sec- Tahzib’s great-uncle, Ja- more. Stories filter back to tor reform and governance for maloddin Khanjani, comes the Tahzib home in Eng- the East Asia and Pacific Re- from the same town and now, land. Authorities impris- gion. During her career at the the family fears, faces the oned Khanjani in the 1980’s, World Bank, she was engaged same fate. After 30 years in but released him after two in research, policy develop- and out of Iran’s prisons, he months supposedly for con- ment, and operational projects will attend the second session vincing interrogators of the and programs on governance of what may be his final trial benign nature of the Faith. and public management in de- this Sunday, February 7. veloping countries. When asked why his great- Today, at the age of 76, uncle never left Iran after Hassan Abbas is the 2010 Khanjani is in Evin Prison thirty years of persecution, Quaid-i-Azam Professor, as- with six other Bahá’ís. Ira- Tahzib explains that it was sociated with the South Asia nian authorities arrested the for love of country and “an Institute. He teaches courses Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, beside a large portrait of Iran’s late group in May 2008 under spritual leader Ayatollah Khomeini. The Bahá’í Faith poses a continual perceived unwavering belief in these focusing on politics, religion charges ranging from espio- ideological threat to many of Iran’s Ayatollahs [Photo: AP] ideas being the only solution and security in South Asia. nage to spreading corruption tion ebbed. During this time, the United States and the to developing their society Abbas is also a Senior Advisor on earth to cooperation with Khanjani left Sangsar to United Kingdom, focused and restoring it to its former at the Belfer Center for Sci- Israel. This is Mr. Khanjani’s work at the Pepsi Cola Com- their attention on the Bahá’ís greatness. … This is a solu- ence and International Affairs fourth arrest and by far his pany, began another busi- in Iran through letters and tion, he has a role to play.” To at Harvard’s Kennedy School longest period of detention. ness, and then built up Iran’s public statements. leave, Tahzib explains, would of Government, after having first automated brick factory be “abdicating that responsi- been a Research Fellow at the Mr. Khanjani’s eldest These stories are at the with hundreds of employees. bility.” Center from 2005 – 2009. He is daughter, 52, works as a chi- forefront of the family mem- Religious persecution took also the Bernard Schwartz fel- ropractor in China. “Ferida,” After the 1979 Islamic revolu- bers’ minds. two brothers from Mr. Khan- low at the Asia Society in New Tahzib says, “worries about tion, however, the new regime In China, at the hospital, York. the very small things. Has heightened official targeting of jani’s wife, Ashraf, in addi- Ferida schedules back-to- he lost weight? Is he eating the Bahá’ís in Iran. Khanjani’s tion to the three decades her back appointments during properly?” She was allowed brother-in-law from Sangsar husband. Last month, au- Alumnus Bill de Blasio the day and distance-learn- to talk to him via phone once was one of hundreds of Baha’is thorities arrested her grand- Elected NYC Public ing classes at night. She from prison. Officials rarely executed in the early years. daughter with her husband Advocate keeps herself busy, as her allow contact with the prison- Authorities also imprisoned, and eight other Bahá’ís ac- father instructed, “in ser- ers, but the family recently tortured and then released an- cused of arms possession in Bill de Blasio (MIA ‘87) was vice to humanity,” channel- learned that he “was cold, other Sangsar brother-in-law. connection with December’s elected New York City Public ing her efforts into pursuing very very cold.” They attempt- He died soon after. anti-government Ashura Advocate in the 2009 general her profession. Soon after ed several times to convince demonstrations. No one be- election. De Blasio previously The government eventually the 2008 arrest, a patient be- prison officials to allow a spe- lieves any of the ten attended served as a New York City confiscated Khanjani’s brick tween questions about diet cial pair of cotton long johns the demonstrations, however, councilman, worked in the factory. He tried to start an- and posture asked, “How into the prison. The guards in adherence to the Bahá’í law U.S. Department of Housing other business, but authori- are you?” Ferida paused, sol- eventually gave in, because of of strict obedience to the gov- and Urban Development, and ties prevented him – and emnly shook her head, “It’s Mr. Khanjani’s age. ernment and abstention from managed Hillary Rodham his family members – from not easy … we haven’t heard partisan politics. Authorities Clinton’s 2000 campaign for The Bahá’í Faith originat- obtaining loans and banned anything!” then continued on transferred the group to an- the U.S. Senate. ed in 19th century Persia as them from traveling abroad. with the appointment. other prison in Karaj where an independent world reli- Around this time, Khanjani In England, Ferida’s cousin they have been held without gion with a separate Prophet became more active in the Professor Swati Desai and Tahzib’s mother, Bahar contact or a trial date. and Book of Laws. However, administration of the Bahá’ís Elected Secretary of AP- Tahzib, met with Prime Min- many of the religious elites of Iran. He served on the Ashraf remains resolute. PAM ister Gordon Brown, who con- believe that there can be no “third” National Spiritual As- “The last time I heard her Professor Swati Desai has tinued his public denounce- Prophets after Muhammad, sembly since the revolution, speak,” Tahzib recalls, “you been elected Secretary of the ments of the treatment of the and as such view the Bahá’í a nine-member nationally could hear the resignation in Association for Public Policy Bahá’ís. She wrote an op-ed Faith as an heretical offshoot elected governing body. The her voice, almost a submis- Analysis and Management in the Guardian (“Persecuting of Shi’a Islam, a threat to Is- entire first Assembly had dis- sion to a process and a guide of (APPAM). Professor Desai was the Baha’is, Iran is conduct- lam – and humanity – as a appeared. In 1981, authori- Faith in whatever its outcome. elected to a two-year term, be- ing an obsessive witch-hunt whole. This has spurred con- ties executed eight members … There’s a Persian saying that ginning in January 2010. Last against its largest non-Mus- tinued persecution since the from the second Assembly. it will all be fixed in the end.” fall, she completed her first lim religious minority”) and Faith’s inception. They executed four of the semester at SIPA as an Asso- interviewed with the BBC and Sabrina Mondschein is a members from the “third.” ciate Professor of Professional While the Bahá’í Faith other news outlets in an effort first year MIA student. She Practice, teaching public and poses a continual perceived Persecution diminished to stir international aware- is also SIPA News Editor for nonprofit management, and ideological threat to the when the United Nations, ness about the current trials. Communiqué. performance management. Ayatollahs, under the Shah, Human Rights Watch and Mr. Khanjani waited in jail much of the official persecu- several countries, including for nearly two years before Photobook: SIPA Students in Haiti [Photos: Megan Rapp] World Affairs Communiqué - February 11, 2010 P. 7 New Political Leadership in Chile Could Help Boost Growth By Nathaniel Parish Flannery I n 2006, a few months after the election of Mi- chelle Bachelet, a socialist to look ahead and more than half of the voters chose to fol- low him … [because] he rep- candidate to Chile’s presi- resents business creativity,” dency, I was in Santiago, the Merlet said. country’s largest city, sipping However, even Merlet, an $15 mixed gin and tonics ardent opponent of Chile’s with a consultant who in the previous leftwing govern- 1970s and 1980s worked as ment, and a firm believer in economic advisor to the coun- Piñera’s cause, chose not to try’s previous military re- vote in the election. “Like gime. I also spent time chat- most young people, I didn’t ting with students and young vote because I’m not regis- professionals, the children of tered to vote,” he said. In academics and union leaders Chile, a country where citi- who had been persecuted and zens who choose to vote must even forced into exile under accept a mandatory life-long the military dictatorship. obligation to vote, many The long-standing ideologi- young people like Antezana cal divide between the two and Merlet choose to avoid groups could not have been this potentially inconvenient Chile’s president-elect Sebastian Pinera speaks following his victory [Photo: AP) clearer. civic obligation, and decide In the country’s most recent his forces fired rockets at the tation for business savvy has ing the election. Data from to not register to vote at all. election, on January 17, 2010 country’s presidential palace, won him broad support in a AdimarkGfK, a Santiago- The fact that the country’s Sebastian Piñera, a billion- seizing control of the govern- country that is considered based market research firm voting base under-represents aire Chilean businessman, ment. to be Latin America’s most shows that following the elec- Chile’s younger generation was elected as the country’s advanced economy. The elec- tion, consumer confidence in may help explain why the In the years that followed new president, the first time tion seems to say that while Chile jumped to a 14-year country’s national politics clashes between left wing that a right-of-centre can- Chileans may still care about high. Bloomberg reported have remained mired for so groups and government didate took the office since their country’s past, they are that many market analysts long in a backwards-looking forces happened frequently. the end of the right-wing Pi- now more focused on its fu- expect Piñera to implement outlook. Tens of thousands of sus- nochet dictatorship in 1990. ture. Soledad Antezana, 30, reforms that will help Chile Chile’s political parties pected socialists, revolution- For members of the coun- aries, dissidents, and union a lifelong resident of Santi- attract the attention of for- have been slow to draw at- try’s middle and upper class, leaders were detained, inter- ago, who did not vote in the eign investors. According to a tention away from the coun- Piñera’s election seems to rogated, and tortured. Ac- election, explained in a tele- recent note from EPFR Glob- try’s turbulent political his- show that Chile’s electorate cording to the results of an phone interview this week al, an emerging markets fo- tory in order to focus on goals is committed to continuing official government inquiry, that “a right-wing candidate cused consultancy, data from for the future. Whatever his the stellar growth trajectory published in 1993, more than was able to win, not because portfolio funds are already election means to people that was kicked off, in part, 3,200 political prisoners were he overcame his connections starting to show “a mod- on each side of the political by the pro-business policies executed or “disappeared” in to the [military] dictatorship, est Piñera affect,” a boost of spectrum, Piñera’s victory that were implemented dur- the months following Gener- but rather because the people portfolio investments flowing could spark renovation and ing the Pinochet years. For al Pinochet’s coup d’état. As have forgotten [the past].” into Chile, that has occurred renewal in the country’s po- others, Piñera’s victory is many as 30,000 people were General Pinochet died in since the election. litical process. Chile’s econ- an unwelcome reminder of arrested and tortured. 2005, and Michelle Bachelet, Piñera is expected to up- omy is likely to emerge from the country’s not so distant then Chile’s Socialist presi- hold Chile’s established pol- the previous year’s crisis in In the last few weeks of the past, when supporters of a dent, whose father died dur- icy tradition of responsible 2010. With a little finesse, presidential race, Piñera’s right wing campaign of state- ing interrogation by Pinochet macro-economic manage- Chile’s leftist political coali- political opponents sought sponsored terror killed more agents, refused him an offi- ment while also working to tion, the Concertacíon, could to highlight his ties to the than 3,000 of the country’s cial state funeral. Five years boost economic output and do the same. In future elec- Pinochet regime. Though in citizens and tortured thou- later, Chile’s citizens are now stimulate new job growth. In tions, politicians may spend 1988 Piñera voted against sands more. mostly concerned with the a recent email, Martin Schw- more time talking about the the continuation of Pinochet’s For some members of the country’s economic health. erdtfeger, a Senior Analyst at types of pragmatic policy is- rule, Chilean Senator Eduar- country’s political left, Pi- “Piñera won through mar- Global Insight, a leading re- sues that are of interest to do Frei, Piñera’s main rival in ñera’s victory serves as an un- keting, and through playing search firm, said that he ex- people of all political affilia- the election, worked to draw comfortable reminder of the to the middle class’s concern pects that Chile will resume tions and less time stoking attention to the fact that ten still simmering class tensions about the global recession,” pre-crisis levels of growth old political tensions. years earlier, as a member of and high levels of economic the country’s Senate, Piñera Antezana, whose family and report a 4.5% increase in inequality that continue to supported legislation that tends to support left-wing economic output in 2010. politicians, explained. Nathaniel Parish Flan- exist in this South American would have granted amnesty Alfredo Merlet, a Mar- nery is a first-year student nation, Latin America’s sixth and prevented investigations “People believe that Piñera ket Risk Analyst, who lives in the Masters Program in largest economy. into crimes and human rights can solve the country’s eco- in Santiago’s exclusive Las Latin American and Carib- In 1973, the country’s ex- violations committed during nomic problems,” she added. Condes district, explained bean Studies at the Graduate periment with democrati- the dictatorship years. According to data from in a recent email that in the School of Arts and Sciences. cally implemented socialism However, Piñera’s decisive EmergInvest.com, a Cam- run-up to the election many He is concurrently working came to an abrupt end when, victory over his rival, the left- bridge, Massachusetts-based people believed that the Al- as a Latin America Research with the help of U.S. intelli- ward leaning Chilean Sena- data provider, Chile’s IPSA lende / Pinochet framework Analyst, and Assistant Edi- gence services and prodding tor, Eduardo Frei, in ten of Index, a measure of the coun- would continue to define tor, at GovernanceMetrics In- from the country’s elite, Gen- the country’s fifteen electoral try’s stock market, increased Chilean politics. However, ternational. eral Augusto Pinochet and districts shows that his repu- 1.6% in the two days follow- “Piñera asked [the people] Communiqué is looking for talent! Think you are funny? Think you can draw? We want you! Email us about being Communiqué’s cartoonist or humor editor. We are also looking for some techies to help Communiqué enter the 21st century (read: get online). Email: communiqué. email@example.com P. 8 Communiqué - February 11, 2010 Humor Second Semester Denial Communiqué By Lauren Quillian I’m not sure if you’ve no- onto those moments of win- ones, that we made last se- just enjoy each moment as it ticed, but there is a virus go- ter break freedom, but the mester!) and student groups, comes. Editors-in-chief ing around SIPA first years. danger is long-term; eventu- and internships, and every- 2. Let the fun-times Emily Ingram The causes, symptoms, and ally Human rights Law will thing else that isn’t pure and win. A fun-time victory over Marie O’Reilly degrees of severity are var- not translate into an A on simple school work. Did win- productivity is really an all ied, but the prognosis is clear, your Stats midterm. ter break actually happen? I out win. In fact, it’s probably we call it Second Semester honestly don’t have time to a moment to remember. That World Affairs Editors Case 2: Student B wakes Denial! answer that. said; keep a tally of victories Sheena Jones up early, grabs coffee and Not to fear, once you recog- sits down at his computer, Case 3: After finishing the to make sure it’s not a shut Muneeb Ansari nize it, you’ve taken the first his to-do list in hand. Un- week’s reading in Lehman, out. step in overcoming the prob- used to late afternoon class- student C walks into the 3. Take a friend and lem. Also, you are not alone es, it’s imperative to have a SIPA happy hour, a little try out new libraries (maybe SIPA News Editor - we are all in this together. productive morning before nervous, but excited just the you’ll find one with windows Sabrina Mondschein Read here about similar cas- class at 4. So much to do, so same. After grabbing a drink, and heat!). This way you es that will help you diagnose little time! Minutes after she walks over to the least can go on an adventure, be and treat your denial. starting the first POP read- intimidating pair of students productive, and build friend- Opinion Editors ing assignment, his mind she thinks she recognizes, ships, all at the same time! Maheen Saleem-Farooqi Case 1: The alarm goes off wanders to his new duties initiates a hello fist pump, Gauri Anand at 11. Student A wakes up, 4. Go to SIPASA par- as a student leader - the first as Dean Simmons had ad- puts on her slippers and set- ties… I hear they are fun, not meeting is tonight and he vised, and then it starts: “My tles down with coffee and the that I would know (!) hasn’t prepared the agenda. name is student C, I am an Green Affairs Editor newspaper. An hour later, Then there are 5 new emails MPA, USP concentrator from 5. Wean yourself off Mohammad Darwazah she figures, its cold outside, about panels and activities - Atlanta; what’s your concen- break-time activities: If maybe she’ll play a videog- don’t want to miss anything, tration? Where are you guys you’re addicted to videog- ame. Luckily, she happens better check emails. Oh, from?” Sound familiar? ames or other mindless pas- Multimedia Editor to look at her watch at 3:30. Gillian Tee and there’s that party to be Symptom: First Semester times, slowly decrease the Grudgingly, she turns off the planned, that language club Delusions. I just can’t keep it time spent on this activity. Wii and embarks on the cold Photographer to start, and definitely need straight t- is it first semester? Or, if you really can’t stop, walk to school, heading for Lenny Pridatko to catch up with those friends I made friends last semester, invite a friend over to do statistics in room 403. Af- I haven’t seen yet…Ok back but why are there still faces I nothing with you - We are in ter five minutes in the class, to reading……….oh never don’t recognize? Must get to Seinfeld territory after all. (if she realizes the professor is Staff Writters mind it’s time for class! know as many people as pos- you have a Wii I can help you talking about Human Rights Alex Alper sible as quickly as possible… with this one). Law- Did she walk into 413? Symptom: Winter Break Aaron Timms Instead of getting angry at Amnesia. Is it possible that must tell life story in under 6. Think of new and Ian Tobman being fooled again by the 4th two weeks ago I was talk- two minutes fifty times… exciting questions for your floor numbering system, she ing about how it felt like my Personally, I feel I am suf- old and new friends, like stays in the class – what the $60,000 of tuition just went fering from all three symp- How much does a polar bear hell, she’s always wanted to towards giving me more free toms and have severe case weigh? What’s your favor- Communiqué is the know more about Human time? For many of you, the of ‘SSD’! I have compiled a ite color? Do you like stuff? student-run newspaper of Rights Law anyway. day you set foot back on cam- list of denial treatments that Concentrations are so last Columbia University’s School pus, its back to the grind, but may help us through this dif- semester. Symptom: Separation Anx- of International and Public Af- iety. Do you feel like you de- this time busier than ever. ficult time. fairs. The editors are responsible serve just a little more time Mostly because, unlike last for its content. 1. Decide it’s a stress- Lauren Quillian is a first- off? Can’t let go of your 9 semester, we have more to firstname.lastname@example.org free semester- We had enough year MPA candidate, concen- hours of sleep and pajama think about than just aca- stress last semester, so even trating in USP. time? We can try to hold demics, like FRIENDS (real though you have more to do, Casual inspection of cell phone con- Event of the Week: tact list reveals forgotten names from Not to Be Missed! orientation week By Johan Kharabi By Johan Kharabi W hile scrolling through his phone- Lakovits? Who? There’s no way that’s a real person,” start deleting the names of SIPA students she never book last Thursday, second exclaimed Hakim. When spoke to. “I’d hate to let “The Pre-Colonial Transatlantic year SIPA student Zubair informed that Carina was, some of these names go,” Hakim was shocked to in fact, not only actually a she explained. “Some of Gender Microfinance Paradox: find the numbers of people he had met during orien- real human being but also them could turn out to be A Migration Growth Model for tation week in the fall of a second year student at SIPA, and that she was pretty important. But I just honestly don’t know who South Asia?” 2008, but with whom he had since had absolutely even in his spring 2009 some of these people are- no contact with. Statistics recitation, Ha- -and I haven’t even spo- Friday, February 12 kim sighed, “Oh yeah, I ken to them since the first “Who the hell is Josh 1-2pm think I saw her name on week of class.” The first to Huneycutt?” Hakim asked the Google list serve once. go on the list would have Room 1501 in disbelief, “I mean, I And I think maybe she in- to be Andy Cramer, Alana think we met during Math vited me to a talk about reluctantly added. “This Camp. Or maybe it was at Can transatlantic gender relationships be strengthened un- migration or gender poli- name has been near the the Boat Basin. I don’t real- cy or something one time top of my contact list for der current structural constraints? Professor with silly mus- ly remember. But I have no on Facebook. How did I almost 2 years and I don’t tache analyzes the new neoliberal gesticulation paradigm idea what he looks like, or get her number though? I have any clue who the guy for future microfinance-led gender-based development in even what we talked about, mean, maybe it was at one is, although I think we met South Asia, using the pre-colonial transatlantic model as and I definitely don’t think of those things at Havana in the 4th floor computer we have run into each other a useful reference. Mustached Professor is author of “The Central. I think we might lab in September 2008 since. What kind of a name End of the Post-Modern Transatlantic Gender Divide: An have said that we’d keep in and talked about how he is Huneycutt anyway?” Exploration into Microfinance in the Developing World”. touch.” worked in Cameroon the Hakim’s utter confusion previous summer.” Alana Talk will be very boring. Other students have re- continued to grow as he was visibly unshaken when ported similar incidents. scrolled down the list to confirming the deletion on Alana Tummino, a second *Free food will be served. find even more names of her phone. year MIA student, declared people he had not spoken that in light of graduation Johan Kharabi is a sec- to or seen for almost one in May she would have to ond year MIA student. and a half years. “Carina Opinion Communiqué - February 11, 2010 P. 9 “Occupying” Haiti? The Future of Internet Regulation By Ryan Kaminski The world’s most adept im- to the CIA World Factbook, what had been a nearly ho- perialism-monitor, Venezue- for example, Haiti’s prima- mogenous outpouring of soli- By Gillian Tee lan President Hugo Chavez, ry resources include coffee, darity, compassion, and Earlier last week Apple ing by a central governing has identified a fresh risk mangoes, sugarcane, rice, humanitarianism by the in- announced the launching of commission akin to how the to sovereign, peace-loving corn, sorghum and wood. Its ternational community, the a new mobile device called United States, through the states; the US and its das- primary industries include antics of Chavez, Morales, the iPad– a tool meant to Federal Communications tardly plans for “occupying” sugar refining, flour milling, and Ortega have risen to a combine the power of e- Commission, currently is- the devastated island-nation textiles, cement, and “light whole new level of reckless readers, laptops and hand- sues licenses to legitimize of Haiti. According to Mr. assembly based on imported absurdity. Unlike relatively held devices into highly the operation of broadcast- Chavez, “they [US] are oc- parts” (whatever that may harmless clowning around mobile assessors to multi- ing stations. cupying Haiti undercover.” entail). Apparently, Chavez such as Chavez’s calling media and the web. This is The “commons” versus Chavez’s imperialism-bust- and Bolivia’s President Evo President Bush “the devil” part of a larger trend: the “rights” debate carries with iPad moves us further away it a sense of foreboding ing junior partners, Bolivia Morales have cracked the and Morales giving then from storing information on on the challenges that lie and Nicaragua, have also code of what terrible new de- Secretary of State Condo- our own PCs towards do- ahead of spectrum policy made similar allegations struction the US can create leeza Rice a ukulele covered ing everything online – also during a special meeting of with a combination of coffee, in coca leaves (the main in- making in the internet age. known as “the cloud” – us- The recent developments of the UN General Assembly mangoes, and sugar refin- gredient for cocaine) the cur- ing whatever device is at media regulation suggest concerning Haiti last month. ing. If you have ever had a rent US bashing by the three hand. the emergence of a policy The latter’s president, Dan- ‘Mango Frappuccino’ from stooges could actually cost Many people consider this regime that embraces both iel Ortega, further declared Starbucks, you know there lives in Haiti. development to be as in- approaches, since few lean that the US was “manipu- is sufficient reason to be at President Morales’ recent evitable as the move from very strongly towards one lating the tragedy to install least a little nervous about call for the UN to condemn fire stoves to microwaves. or the other. North American troops in such a development. US efforts in Haiti, for ex- With the cloud, it’s no lon- What then would the hy- Haiti.” Can it be true? Is the Of course, maybe it is some- ample, risks damaging the ger a catastrophe to lose brid approach look like? next country on the US hit- your laptop, any more than What is certain is that its thing much simpler than all reputation of the UN’s relief list—following Afghanistan losing your glasses would increasing use would result of this. Perhaps Chavez and effort, as well as discourag- and Iraq—really Haiti? permanently destroy your in broad swaths of spectrum friends have witnessed what ing further aid to Haiti. As vision. In addition, as more Geopolitically speaking, they consider to be incred- they rebuild their country, left in the commons, as well and more of our information as broad swaths that would Chavez must have discovered ible economic gains the US Haitians should not have to is gathered and shared with be sold. Even as the govern- the singular advantages of has made in its campaigns constantly watch their backs others – through Facebook, ment moves towards aban- making Haiti the fifty-third in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ig- for insidious forms of neo- Twitter, or MySpace – hav- doning the central com- state in the Union. For one, it noring virtually all conven- colonial domination by the ing it all online can make a mand approach towards a would bring the US military tional measures of economic US. Such paranoia will only lot of sense. hybrid model, the follow- one island closer to being strength, Venezuela, Bolivia, serve to aggravate relief ef- How big will the cloud ing fundamental challenge able to successfully launch and Nicaragua seem to have forts and make a terrible grow, however? And what still lingers: on what basis an invasion of Chavez’s be- concluded the US actually situation worse. There’s no implications does the in- would regulation determine loved ‘republic’. Never mind improved its global economic denying that Haiti probably ternet’s growth have for its the criteria for appropria- the fact that the US was able position from its military ac- does not need more soldiers regulation, if any? tion between the two? And to invade Iraq and Afghani- tivities abroad. Given that at this point. However, sim- Traditional approaches what then are resulting im- stan without having Haiti as Haiti is currently ranked plifying the US aid effort as at governing wireless com- plications to a democratic munications have generally society? a military base. Perhaps Ni- 203 out of 233 countries in purely military in nature is caragua and Bolivia are wor- GDP per capita, Chavez is il- not only incorrect, it is in- been known as “spectrum” The difficulty in ascer- ried about the the existen- luminating what he sees as tellectually dishonest. Hai- regulation – a regime that taining a well-defined set tial military risk communist yet another economic wind- tians also certainly do not regulates technological air- of rules for policy making in waves required for the op- the realm is amplified when Cuba now faces as the result fall for the US from occu- need ‘saving’ by Chavez and eration of communication the challenge carries over of the US military’s presence pation #3. After bathing in his satellite-states. mediums such as broad- to regulating internet tech- in Haiti. Now the capitalist the profits from the Haitian For the benefit of Haiti’s cast, radio, and wireless nology. This is especially so US can hit those pinko com- occupation, Chavez is proba- government, its people, and internet. The approach to- when advancement of tech- mies with forces from Guan- bly quite scared about which most importantly the ongo- wards spectrum allocation nology and the engineering tanamo, Haiti, and from the country the US will target ing recovery and rebuilding to these mediums has over disciplines serve as driving US mainland. Frightening! next. effort as a whole, I implore time evolved into the divi- forces of critical analysis of On the other hand, per- Such statements would be Mr. Chavez and his buddies sion of two opposing camps: current policy. one targeted at a free-mar- A good indicator of this haps Chavez is concerned downright comical if not for to, just this once, put a sock ket or “commons” approach, has been when developers about all the new resources their potentially deleteri- in it. not unlike how businesses of radio technology – in- the US will be able to pil- ous effects on an extremely Ryan Kaminski is a 1st year operate in the private sec- lage from Haiti for other delicate situation unfold- cluding wideband radio, MIA student from Chicago. tor; and the other through imperial projects. According ing in Haiti. Complicating the mechanism of licens- Continued on Page 10 From Gaza With Pain By José Santiago Vericat T he number of people at room 1501 of the International Affairs Build- those three weeks of bombings and death in Gaza one year ago. Sure, he was there to pro- Leibowitz, of the Israeli army, it was as if he was challenging them directly. I am sure he I might disagree with some things here and there. He made me cringe when he to New York to take a break from it. However, the fundamen- ing was clearly an indication mote his book about Gaza but has a secret wish to take them went out of his way to point tal message that Dr. Gil- that many have not forgotten he was also there to do more. on in person. out that Jews are also criti- bert brought from Gaza rose about the Israeli war on Gaza Mads Gilbert is the 3G hu- But it was the raw power of cal of Israel. His preference above all possible criticisms. one year ago, they just need- manitarian speaker: Power- the testimony he brought from for the word “colony” over After the wars in Iraq and ed someone to call them so point, audio and video go hand Gaza that made his lecture “settlement” was pedantic. I Afghanistan and the long, that they could remember— in hand with his approach. so engaging and ultimately questioned the way he men- drawn out Palestinian-Israe- and in some cases mourn— Despite his long, roundabout so important. He used a sim- tioned that Palestinians were li conflict, audiences have be- together. And it wasn’t just style the audience was on the ple but infallible technique: emotionally scarred because come desensitized to human the usual scarf-with-jeans edge of its seats for the entire by putting faces behind the of things they had seen, be- suffering, and particularly to crowd from the Palestinian three hours. Gilbert is an en- deaths and injuries, he man- fore proceeding to show us that of Muslims in refugee solidarity movement. There tertainer. He is witty and intel- aged to convey the savagery a litany of human bodies camps. Among other reasons, were all sorts. ligent despite the fact that he of the war on Gaza, and, what turned inside out. there has just been so much I have lived in the Middle kept saying “here in Chicago,” is perhaps more difficult, the I also envy Mads Gilbert’s of it recently. The least we East for the past nine years, and not as a joke as I initially effect of the siege. Many of persistence. During my last can do is be conscious of it. long enough to develop indus- thought. He also loves the chal- us are aware that Gaza is an years in Israel and the occu- José Santiago Vericat is a trial quantities of cynicism, lenge of public speaking. When open-air prison, but most of pied Palestinian Territories, 1st year MIA student from but I couldn’t help being im- he put up photos of Mark Re- us have no idea what that re- I found it increasingly diffi- Spain. pressed by Mads Gilbert, the gev, of the Office of the Prime ally means. cult to face the grim reality of Norwegian doctor that spent Minister of Israel, and Avital the Middle East and I came P. 10 Communiqué - February 11, 2010 Green Affairs Green AffAirs Osama Bin Laden Goes Green Net Impact Club By Mohammad Darwazah Working to Expand C onsider the following By David Lavin I scenario: f you’re interested in ing how to apply business In a truly bizarre moment business tools in de- tools to help solve prob- Osama Bin Laden condemns velopment, sustainability lems in society will be im- industrialized nations for or working in the private perative in our future ca- global warming. sector then you should reers, so NI is beginning a Speaking in an audio know about Net Impact. campaign to expand cur- broadcast which aired on Net Impact is the SIPA riculum opportunities at the al-Jazeera network, Bin club dedicated to inspir- SIPA on these topics, and Laden attacked former US ing, educating, and equip- to make it possible for president George W. Bush, ping individuals to use the SIPA students to enroll for failing to ratify the Kyoto power of business to create in relevant courses at the Protocol on regulating car- a more socially and envi- Business School. bon emissions. The al-Qaeda ronmentally sustainable This semester, NI is chief also expressed his ab- world. planning a number of sym- horrence on the US’s role in Social entrepreneurship posia and panels featuring the global financial crisis. (using business tools or prominent practitioners In one of his more unortho- for-profit models to help in CSR, Social Entrepre- dox messages, which lacked improve people’s lives) and neurship and Sustain- the usual references to reli- corporate social responsi- ability, and will be invit- gion and violence, Bin Lad- bility (integrating sustain- ing interested students to en voiced his dismay at re- ability into business prac- visit socially responsible cent international efforts to tices) are booming areas. businesses in the region. tackle global warming.”This Osama Bin Laden blames industrialized nations for global warming. [Photo: AP] In fact, there are green ini- Net Impact’s first open is a message to the whole tiatives in almost all major meeting will be Wednes- world about those respon- ulation and unfair competi- views “nearly indistinguish- corporations and across all day, February 17th at 8:00 sible for climate change and tion practices, he claimed, able from those of radical sectors, from Coca Cola to PM. They will be discuss- its repercussions — whether were largely to blame for environmentalists, Europe- Google. ing upcoming events, and intentionally or unintention- the global financial crisis. an anarchists, or many Con- are encouraging students “When those perpetrators gressional Democrats.” These initiatives try to with interest in or ideas ally — and about the action harness the business tools we must take,” he said. fall victims to the evil they Although no one knows of about curriculum changes have created, the heads of and the massive reach of and programming around His diatribe, which specifi- Al Qaeda’s environmental businesses to make posi- state rush to rescue them impact on this world due to CSR, Social Entrepreneur- cally targeted the US, is an using public money.,” tive environmental and ship and Sustainability to unusual addition to the long their absence, their message social change in the world. The message also ac- is not a novel idea. What re- attend. There are many op- list of grudges held by the Google is investing in so- portunities to get involved terrorist leader. “Discuss- companied his customary mains to be seen is how one lar and wind technology radical call for America’s will deal with this political and make tangible change ing climate change is not in a bid to make Google at SIPA and beyond. For an intellectual luxury, but a demise. Using Noam Chom- malaise regarding issues of carbon neutral. Coca Cola sky as reference, Bin Laden the environment. more information email reality,” he said. “All of the leverages its global reach email@example.com industrialized countries, es- agreed with the linguist on and works with its fran- pecially the big ones, bear the resemblance between chises around the world to American policies and the Mohammad Darwazah is a responsibility for the global first year MIA student from preserve water resources. David Lavin is a first warming crisis.” approach of mafia gangs. year MIA student. David Egypt. Mohammad is also At SIPA Net Impact is In the same message Bin Bin Laden’s latest tirade the Green Affairs editor for leading the charge in a is also the president of Net Laden expressed his views has added ammunition to the Communiqué. number of important ar- Impact. of government bail outs to those who oppose action on eas. The members of Net western banks, whose spec- climate change. The website Impact believe that learn- RedState called Bin Laden’s OpiniOn event Internet Regulation Continued from Page 8 mesh networks (varieties est to look at internet and of “smart” wireless tech- new media regulation? How nologies which obscure in- are these interests defined? terference) – raise issues These questions present a that undermine the current conundrum, but if one thing system of administrative al- is clear, it is that govern- location of exclusive-use li- ment should go above and censes by products based on beyond mere moral discus- these technologies. sions on media rights and This splintered nature of start harnessing specialist technology is more so prev- knowledge that can inform alent in the internet realm, policies, as well as establish where web technology have the right organizational been sliced and diced into structures to do so. layers of physical hardware, In the face of technologi- network, software applica- cal uncertainty and the con- tion, and user interactivity. troversial lot handed to in- Web systems also often have ternet policies of the future, multiple tiers, each employ- fostering digital literacy ing separate technologies, can help governing bodies and with each carrying dis- increasingly “get it right.” tinctive characteristics that The challenges facing them call for specific attention in should not be undermined – regulation. the cloud is getting bigger What then are the impli- and indeed, its regulation is cations for government and up in the air. media lawmakers in this Gillian Tee is a columnist immature realm of technol- for Communiqué. She is a ogy? Can we still employ the first year MIA student. traditional lens of economic Office of Student Affairs Fellows celebrating the launch of second year student Lenny Pridatko’s new photo website at a re- efficiencies or public inter- ception on the 15th floor on Saturday, January 30. [Photo: Mark Jonas] SIPA Profile Communiqué - February 11, 2010 P. 11 Professor Pratima Kale International Development: The Art of Listening By Marie O’Reilly F or a self-acknowledged ‘global woman’, Profes- sor Pratima Kale appears like Chambers, this practitio- ner tries to understand local realities in order to see what modest. As she stands on the approach would be most ap- Altschul auditorium stage, it propriate for nuanced and seems that this little woman varied local needs. might get lost in its vastness. “I have seen so many ex- Her white hair, neatly tied amples where people look at back in a bun, frames a calm production increase as the and gentle face. “Can every- indicator. That’s one indica- one hear me?” the professor tor. But then what about the asks quietly. Miraculously, distribution? Who are the they can. “Because I don’t poor? Where are they? Why like using a microphone.” are they poor? What are their The students of the Intro- capacities to purchase ma- duction to Development class chines, and tractors and fer- listened attentively as their tilizers and seeds year after guest speaker spoke in soft, year? And when globaliza- excited tones about her work tion is showing its effects and for UNICEF some 9,000 miles cotton prices go down and the away and 24 years ago. She farmer loses? had launched a complex devel- “So all of these things, opment project in the Philip- that’s where I feel a holistic pines in 1985 in reaction to an approach is needed to under- economic emergency there. stand the use of technologies, Glancing around the audito- inventions, innovations, eco- rium, I recalled that the aver- nomics, politics, sociology, age SIPA student in the class anthropology, you name it – of 2011 was born in 1983. We all of those have to be used.” aspiring development practi- Kale is an Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs at SIPA (Photo: courtesy of Pratima Kale) After a career in the field, tioners had a lot to learn. ing year for family reasons. the Last First. Chambers intensive gardening, an or- Dr. Kale has now returned to Kale moved to the United Money was tight. lamented what he called “ru- ganic technique. the academic fold from which States from India at about Just as reality began set- ral development tourism”: This was the success story she first set out and teaches our age—in her mid-20s. Ini- ting in that December, she the idea that academics, bu- that she spoke about to the her own course on rural de- tially, Kale’s husband took a received a letter from the reaucrats, journalists—all eager class of SIPA students. velopment at SIPA. She oc- Fulbright scholarship to go Ford Foundation. The dean outsiders—go into the field Afterwards, a student raised casionally appears as a guest to the United States shortly had told them that Kale was with a short amount of time his hand. He asked her why speaker in related courses to after they had their first only teaching for a year. They and a variety of constraints. they hadn’t used fertilizers, share her direct, personal ex- child. Kale joined him later offered her a job in the Delhi As a result, they don’t really which would produce a great- periences from the often hazy and they began their gradu- office. “And you can imagine!” listen to those they are trying er crop yield. and complex world of ‘inter- ate studies. Kale grins, “I really did make to help. national development.’ “How would they pay for Armed with her doctorate in a fool of myself. But the Dean Professor Kale likes to talk the fertilizers?,” came her Her combination of theory the sociology of education from was wiser than I was. And he about poor peoples’ realities response. Kale’s question and practice—largely absent the University of Wisconsin, did the right thing.” too. “Local, complex, diverse, illuminated the perspective in the ivory towers—seems to Kale was about to start her In the early 1970s, sociolo- dynamic and unpredictable of the families themselves. go down well in her students’ first university teaching post gists weren’t involved in de- – that’s how they are,” she Would virtually indentured evaluations. in the US when she got a call velopment, economists were. says matter-of-factly. “And it laborers be able to afford new is only on the basis of under- “I knew I wanted to teach,” from one of the Deans. He “Economists and agriculture fertilizers, seeds and machin- she explains, “because I had been asked to interview experts and engineers were standing those realities that ery year after year? you can begin to see what wanted to catch up with the her for a job with the Ford all coming in,” Kale explains. literature. I had not read you can do. But in the blue- When I spoke with her one Foundation in India. “But I Agricultural technology and Chambers and the rest. And print approach, we prepare on one, she had a lot of ques- was preparing for my courses, industrialization were the I was missing that.” a plan for ten countries and tions about this emphasis on you know?,” she still seemed key words, “but sociologists we are going to implement it increasing agricultural pro- The soft-spoken Indian surprised when recalling the and people—that analysis because we know how. Econ- duction in the mainstream quietly relishes the “fascinat- story so many years later. “So was not [there].” omists are in love with that development discourse. She ing” debates in the academic I said, what is this?” And Kale is all about the because they have a macro named one example that literature. But “gaps, major The Ford Foundation was people. This is how her ap- perspective, a growth per- originated very close by, in gaps,” remain between devel- assisting the Indian gov- proach to development dif- spective. That’s what you Columbia University’s Earth opment in theory and devel- ernment in family planning fered, and why it continues keep hearing and what you Institute, whose director is opment in practice. “Devel- and education programs all to be crucial. keep reading about.” the economist Jeffrey Sachs. opment is such a mixed bag. over the country—this would There are all kinds of white On the surface, her first job In her later work with UNI- The Earth Institute Kale’s first taste of develop- elephants that are just there; sounded decidedly unexciting: CEF, Kale implemented an launched the Millennium ment practice. She wasn’t lots and lots of money being evaluating the effectiveness of emergency program to reduce Villages program in 2006 in interested. She and her hus- spent and no results.” a training program for senior malnutrition in the province response to the Millennium band had their teaching jobs, family planning managers of Negros Occidental, better Development Goals (MDGs), Yet her quiet determina- and they now had a second from all Indian states. known as the ‘sugar bowl’ of globally-endorsed targets tion does not flag and she child. “And we have been But Kale loves to listen. the Philippines. Low prices to address key development returns to her primary focus. poor graduate students all She would interview the fam- of sugar on the global market problems, including poverty. “Just because I have learned these years,” she said to the Dean, “And I am not plan- ily planning managers, their had left 145,000 sugar work- “[The] argument is to go this or that doesn’t mean that ning to go back.” colleagues, their bosses. She ers’ children moderately and down to the villages to try to I know it all. What about worked with them, went out severely malnourished. The implement the framework them?” Her eyes light up as she chronic, inter-generational into the field with them. She of the MDGs at that level in tells the story of the Dean’s poverty of the sugar-workers’ talked to the families them- Africa. But the way the ag- victory over her young na- families, who call it “hunger Marie O’Reilly is a first selves, “I went to the mothers riculture work is being done, iveté. “Don’t say anything from womb to tomb,” was ex- year MIA student. She is also in law, wives, their children... it’s fertilizers... because agri- now, you can say no at a lat- acerbated by their landless a co-editor in chief of Com- and the pressures they had! I cultural production has to be er stage,” he said. “Don’t do status. muniqué. was like a sponge, absorbing increased.” anything, I’ll take of care it.” all of that.” Apart from addressing the Kale doesn’t dismiss the So she left his office, puz- immediate needs of the chil- In 1983, a rural develop- traditional approach of in- zled. That fall, when their dren through a locally-run ment practitioner called dustrialization and increased teaching had begun, she and feeding program, the pro- Robert Chambers advocated production per se. Even her husband found out that gram teams enabled parents precisely this approach to Chambers pleaded with his they would likely have to to produce their own food on development in his book, readers not to throw the baby return to India the follow- small lots of land using bio- Rural Development: Putting out with the bathwater. But, P. 12 Communiqué - February 11, 2010 SIPA in Pictures Public Policy Case Competition [Photos: Andrea Wong] Events “Heaven’s Taxi” and “Iran Zendan” “Lost Childhoods: A Conversation about Child Domestic Servi- When: Thursday, February 11, 8:15-10:00pm tude in Haiti” Where: Room 407 When: Thursday, February 18, 6:00-8:00pm Discussion and Screening: Selected clips of “Heaven’s Taxi” and “Iran Where: Room 1501 Zendan.” These two feature films are among the first to address the po- This Haiti Emergency Relief Fundraiser features an array of speakers, litical situation and the treatment of prisoners in the Islamic Republic a photographic exhibition and a reception where Haitian goods will be raf- of Iran since the presidential election in June 2009. fled. “When Being Fair Means Breaking the Rules: Citizen Criteria for “Tempted to Touch - Black & White Party!” Procedural Justice and State Legitimacy” When: Thursday, 11 February, 10:00pm When: Tuesday, February 16, 4:20-6:10pm Where: TOUCH, 240 W 52d Street (Between Broadway and 8th Ave) Where: Jerome Green Hall, Room 701 Free party hosted by SIPASA Currents. Celebrate Valentine’s Day in black and Lecture: part of the series “Colloquium: Chinese Law and Society.” Co- white, get some free drink tickets and leave a message in the “Secret Admirer” sponsored by the Center for Chinese Legal Studies (CCLS) at Columbia Message Box! Law School. “Is China a New Growth Engine for the World Economy?” “Health: A Universal Dialect(ic)? Access to Health in the Developing World: When: Wednesday, February 17, 12:00-1:30pm CUPID’s Annual Conference” Where: Room 918 When: February 12, 2010, 1:00pm-8:00pm Brown Bag Lecture: Is China a New Growth Engine for the World Where: Room 1501 Economy? part of the series “The Global Financial Crisis: Responses This year’s half-day event will evaluate and discuss pertinent issues surrounding from East and Southeast Asia.” the developing world’s access to health.
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