Thursday, September 11, 2008

Fair Trade Coffee, Beijing Oympics & Watson Fellowship

Everyone is invited to two upcoming IPE programs:

Leigh Barrick (IPE '09) will discuss her summer research findings on Wednesday 9/17 at 1pm in the WSC Murray Boardroom as part of the continuing IPE Brown Bag series. Leigh received a $4000 grant from the IPE program to investigate the effect of fair trade coffee programs on poverty in Chiapas, Mexico.

Greg Groggel (IPE ' 06) has just returned from covering the Olympic Games for NBC Sports. He will discuss the long run significance of the games in a talk he has titled "And the Show Goes On: Stories of Olympic Legacy from Beijing and Beyond." Greg will speak at 5pm on Thursday 9/18 in the Trimble Forum.

Greg was a Watson Fellow during 2006-2007 who traveled around the world to study the effect of the Olympic games on the host cities. He will talk about his Watson experience and give advice for potential Watson applicants at 6pm in Trimble Forum.

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