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Fall 2016 | October 30 - November 5  View Past Newsletters

 
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Brown Bag Series

October 31
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
International Studies Building, Rm 101

Dr. Joyous Tata Suiyigheh will talk about "Farmbook" which is a novel Information Communication Technology (ICT) tool for agriculture extension. She will share findings and lessons learned from the Farmbook ICT rollout pilot project in Kenya, which was carried out from 2013 to 2015.

Sponsors: Center for African Studies

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lemann Lecture Series

Poverty and Development: Evidences for a Developing Country

November 1
2:00 pm
International Studies Building, Rm 101

In this study, the main concern is to examine the effects of poverty on development across the Brazilian States from 1980 to 2010. There are many studies assessing the relevance of economic growth and development on poverty reduction, but there are very few trying to measure the impacts of poverty on economic development. The empirical results indicate that the incidence of poverty is important in the Brazilian States development level. Poorer Brazilian States have lower income per worker, even when controlling for investment on physical capital. Some of the effects of poverty on the level of development seem to be driven via productivity. For example, the Brazilian States with a higher incidence of poverty are the same as those with lower Total Factor Productivity (TFP), and this effect holds even when taking into consideration the reverse causality problem. The present study hypothesis is that poverty induces resource misallocations with adverse effects on TFP.

Sponsors: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Global Careers & Internships Series

Careers at UN and International Organizations

November 2
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
School of Information Sciences Building, Rm 126 and Rm 131

For students wishing to expand their knowledge on career and internship opportunities in the United Nations, and in international non-profit organizations. 

Sponsors: Career Center, Center for Global Studies, European Union Center, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies, Russia, East European and Eurasian Center 

 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
 
 
November 1
2:00 pm
International Studies Building, Rm 101
910 S 5th St, Champaign, IL

November 2
3:00 pm
School of Information Sciences Building, Rm 126 and Rm 131
501 E Daniel St, Champaign, IL
 
November 10
12:00 pm
International Studies Building, Rm 101
910 S 5th St, Champaign, IL
 
November 10
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
LAS Global Studies Conference Room
703 S. Wright Street, 3rd floor
 
November 10
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Illini Union, Rm 104
1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL
 
November 11
Teacher Orientation and Information Workshop
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Illini Center
200 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL
 
Hosted by the Center for Global Studies
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ACES Library, Heritage Room
 
November 15
Center for Global Studies Open House and Reception
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ACES Library, Heritage Room
 
November 18
Beats and Bites
East African Culture Showcase
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Asian American Cultural Center
 
December 1
Application Deadline: Short-Term Study Abroad to Spain-Morocco
For more information, contact: mdressma@illinois.edu
 
December 1
Celebrating Kenya’s and Tanzania’s Independence
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Asian American Cultural Center

December 2
EUC Lecture
Before Populism: The Idea of Europe Against Its Walls
12:00 pm

Foreign Languages Building, Rm 1080 (Lucy Ellis Lounge)
707 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL

December 2
Grant Writing Workshop
Time TBA
International Studies Building, Rm 101
910 S 5th St, Champaign, IL