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Hutton Honors College

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The Future: Scarcity, Globalization, Human Rights, International Security . . .

An Informal Pizza Supper with Swiss Sociologist, Economist, and Social Policy Expert
Isidor Wallimann

Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 * 5:30-7 p.m. * Harlos House (1331 E. 10th St.) * SIGN-UP REQUIRED


*What does the future hold for humankind on this small planet?
*As populations grow, resources dwindle, and people move about the world in search of work, personal safety, and life's essentials, what are the consequences for human rights? International security?
*Are there connections between globalization and social conflict, genocide, 9/11?
*Can globalization be resisted? Should it be?
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Join Swiss scholar Isidor Walliman for an informal discussion that can range as widely as you wish across these and related topics of interest to you.

Dr. Wallimann has written or edited numerous books in English and German, often with colleague Michael Dobkowski, including The Coming Age of Scarcity: Preventing Mass Death and Genocide in the Twenty-First Century; Genocide and the Modern Age; On the Edge of Scarcity: Environment, Resources, Population, Sustainability, and Conflict; Research in Inequality and Social Conflict; and Estrangement: Marx's Conception of Human Nature and the Division of Labor. Dr. Wallimann is president of the Social Economy Association and Network Cooperative Basel and serves on the board of Future Without Poverty, Inc. Recently retired from the University of Freiberg in Switzerland and the University of Applied Sciences Northwest Switzerland, he has been a visiting professor at universities in the United States, China, and Taiwan. He has lectured around the world and served the Swiss National Science Foundation as an expert for social policy research programs.

Dr. Wallimann will be on campus as the guest of the IU Center for the Study of Global Change; and the supper is co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program and the Hutton Honors College.

SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this event, please e-mail lhalf@indiana.edu, indicating you wish to sign up for the Swiss scholar supper and include your name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) of study. Space is limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when you replied.


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