Shawna Leader / The AS Review

Sierra James
“For the Future: Teaching Peace, Making History in Timor-Leste”
When: Noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 14
Where: Fairhaven College Auditorium
Why you should go: James witnessed the violent conflict in Timor-Leste (East Timor) in 2006. Since then, she has created a non-profit organization called Ba Futuru (“for the future”) with the goal of developing peace in Timor-Leste.

Gary Paul Nabhan
“Where Our Food Comes From: Conserving Heritage Foods Globally, Nationally and Locally”
When: 4 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 15
Where: Fraser Hall 4
Why you should go: Author of “Where Our Food Comes From,” Nabhan traveled the world to pick up where Russian botanist Nikolay Vavilov left off in his mission to collect seeds. The first director of the Center for Sustainable Environments, Nabhan was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and The John Burroughs Medal.

Stephen Gloyd
“The Promise of Health for All: Are U.S. Policies Making it Harder to Achieve Global Health?”
When: Noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21
Where: Fairhaven College Auditorium
Why you should go: Gloyd is the Assistant Chair of the UW Global Health Department and Executive Director of Health Alliance International. One of his many areas of research is health care in developing countries.

David Bacon
“Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants”
When: 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26
Where: Communications Facility 110
Why you should go: A photojournalist and author of “Illegal People,” Bacon will speak about how globalization pushes people to leave their homes but simultaneously punishes them for doing so. According to Bacon, this paradox is a direct result of U.S. policies.

Margaret Wilson
“Against the Concept of Charity: Gender, Dignity and the Sharing of Power” and “Developing Equality: Consciousness in the Creation of Infrastructures for Change”
When: 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. and Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 28
Where: Communications Facility 231(a.m.); Fairhaven College Auditorium (p.m.)
Why you should go: In the morning, Wilson will speak about women who redefine “charity” by offering opportunities for social action. Later in the day, Wilson will focus on international development and will offer alternatives to the current policies of development. Dr. Wilson has a Ph.D. in Anthropology and also co-founded a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Bahia Street.