Human Rights Activist Kevin Danaher To Speak at Denison Convocation
Posted: October 7, 2002
The Denison Lecture Series presents veteran human rights activist Kevin Danaher to discuss "Justice not War: the Culpability of Globalization in Fostering Anti-U.S. Sentiment Abroad." Danaher will speak about the role that corporate globalization has played in fostering bitterness among people of other nations and how this is especially significant after the September 11th attacks. This convocation, set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 17) in Slayter Auditorium, is free and open to the public.
Danaher is co-founder and director of public education at Global Exchange, a non-profit research, education and action center dedicated to promoting people-to-people ties around the world. He also has served as a senior analyst at Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy, an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and taught in the School of Government at American University.
Danaher is the author of many books including:Democratizing the Global Economy: The Battle Against the World Bank and the IMF; Globalize This!: The Battle Against the World Trade Organization; andCorporations are Gonna Get Your Momma: Globilization and the Downsizing of the American Dream. He has published articles in many newspapers and magazines including the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The International Herald Tribune, TransAfrica Forum and the Harvard Educational Review.
Danaher earned his doctorate from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1982. In addition to human rights, he also has studied specializes in globalization and its impact here and abroad, the policies of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, U.S. foreign policy, Southern Africa, Cuba, Northern Ireland, world hunger, agricultural systems and the global impact of U.S. trade policies.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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