October 22, 2021

PPRI and Butler Center to hold second installment of Courageous Conversations on global development and justice

The Purdue Policy Research Institute (PPRI) and Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence are inviting faculty, staff and students to Part 2 of the Courageous Conversations series, on the theme of “Global Development, Global Justice: Leading, Engaging, and Doing Research.” The session is scheduled for 3-4:30 p.m. ET Wednesday (Oct. 27) and will take place virtually via Zoom.

Following Part 1’s discourse on global development issues, Part 2 of the Courageous Conversation will move discussion to action and policies, as well as policymaking related to the topics of access to water, food, housing and leadership in enabling equity. Prior attendance in Part 1 is highly encouraged, but not required to participate in Part 2 of the event.

In this discussion, a panel of engaged researchers, practitioners and policy influencers will frame possibilities for next steps. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with the panelists to flesh out ideas further. Following the session, attendees will be invited to join working groups intended to move potential next steps forward, as well as to explore pursuing research and/or funding with PPRI and the Butler Center. The panelists for this session are:

  • Sanjeevani Singh, director of international housing programs at Habitat for Humanity.
  • Mohammad Hilmi, senior coordinator and technical specialist for Shelter, Settlements, and Disaster Risk Reduction, InterAction.
  • Kathleen Hirsch, Foreign Service Office at USAID.
  • Gary Burniske, assistant director for program development, International Programs in Agriculture (IPIA), College of Agriculture, Purdue University.

Registration is required, and to be completed online. To learn more about Part 1 of this Courageous Conversation discussion, read this earlier news article. For more information about Part 2, contact ppri@purdue.edu.

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The Purdue Policy Research Institute (PPRI) catalyzes and leverages extant policy-relevant transdisciplinary research among members of the Purdue research community, facilitates enduring connections among local and global actors, and generates impact on policymaking and beyond. The institute is guided by the principle that policy development must consider the interdependencies among technological, economic, ethical, and social factors. Together with collaborators in academia and the public and private sectors, PPRI inspires the development of nonpartisan policies that solve pressing global challenges.


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