October 8, 2021

Butler Center to hold 'Courageous Conversation' on global development, justice

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The Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence is inviting faculty, staff and students to "Courageous Conversations: Global Development, Global Justice: Leading, Engaging, and Doing Research, Part 1" on Oct. 20. The live virtual session is scheduled for 3-4:30 p.m. ET.

The session is based on this premise: Global development and global justice are powerful terms that need to be examined with a critical lens as they are closely intertwined with equity. In the current context of the pandemic, discussions about personal hygiene may seem straightforward in some parts of the world and less so in others because of the lack of access to clean water and food. Additionally, availability and access to vaccines is far from equitable across the globe. Leadership of global institutions and forums could influence equity in profound ways.

In Part 1 of the Courageous Conversation, speakers will approach the notion of development with a critical lens and focus on rights and basic needs in enabling equity. The speakers for this session are:

  • Kali Rubaii, assistant professor, anthropology, Purdue University.
  • Cameron Fioret, PhD candidate, Department of Philosophy, College of Arts, University of Guelph, Canada.
  • Samantha Fox, assistant professor, sociology and anthropology, Ohio Wesleyan University.
  • Kelly Ann Naylor, UNICEF’s associate director, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) and vice chair (elected), UN-Water.
  • Nilupa Gunaratna, associate professor, public health, Purdue University.

Registration is required and should be completed online.  For more information, contact butlercenter@purdue.edu.

Part 2 of this session will be on Oct. 27.

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