How to Spend $50 Billion to Make the World a Better Place

A Panel Discussion

Monday, 13 Nov 2006 at 7:00 pm – Sun Room, Memorial Union

Iowa State University Professor Peter Orazem (Economics) will summarize his recent presentation at a UN conference on prioritizing limited resources to end poverty. Professors Tony Smith (Philosophy), Robert Mazur (Sociology), and Francis Owusu (Community and Regional Planning) will also provide a range of perspectives on this important topic. Mary Sawyer (Religious Studies) will moderate. Audience members are invited to join in the discussion. Part of the World Affairs series.

Cosponsored By:
  • International Week Committee
  • World Affairs
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

Stay for the entire event, including the brief question-and-answer session that follows the formal presentation. Most events run 75 minutes.

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