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Every quarter, Fairhaven College hosts the World Issues Forum, a series of speakers and presentations discussing a variety of global and community issues. Topics this quarter include aquaculture, drug use and globalization.
Most presentations are on Wednesdays at noon and end at 1:20 p.m. and take place in the Fairhaven Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.

April 7: Life and Stories of the Karen People in Burma

Oscar BaAye, member of the Karen Pwo Tribe in Burma, and Stephen Dun, Karen refugee of the Sgaw tribe from Burma
April 14: Empowering People at the Bottom of the Economic Pyramid: a case study in Ghana

Gifty Baaba Asmah, founder and executive director of Daasgift Quality Foundation

April 21: Reassessing Aquaculture: Risks of Factory Farms in Our Marine Environment

Anne Mosness, president of the Women’s Maritime Association, a Food and Society Policy Fellow, former Alaska fisherwoman and co-producer of the Bluefestival

April 28: China and the Pitfalls of Neoliberal Globalization: A Communication Perspective
April 28: Return of the Repressed? Communication and Class Politics in Post-Reform China (Paths to Global Justice)
1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Environmental Studies 413

Dr. Yuezhi Zhao, professor and Canada Research chair in the political economy of global communication at the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Canada

May 3: Violence on the Border: The Case of Tijuana
May 3: “Crossing Borders: Coyotes & Migrants” (Paths to Global Justice)
3 to 4:20 p.m., Communications 231

Victor Clark Alfaro, founder and director of the Binational Center for Human Rights in Tijuana and lecturer in the Latin American Studies Department at San Diego

May 5: About Afghanistan: or can we learn anything useful about history

David Curley, professor and chair of liberal studies, WWU, and Bellingham lawyer Les Reardanz, who recently returned from working in Afghanistan

May 12: Where West Meets East: Cultural Fusion in the 21st Century

Theodore Bestor, professor and chair of the department of anthropology, Harvard University

May 19: Preventing Harm from Drug Use: Lessons from Thailand to Canada
May 19: Conversations on Drug Use (Paths to Global Justice)
3 to 4 p.m., Communications 231

Zarina Mulla, Drug Policy Planner, City of Vancouver

May 25: Great Love Requires Great Risk: Hunger Strikes, Spirituality, Sacrifice, and the Struggle for Social Justice (Paths to Global Justice) 4 to 6 p.m., Arntzen 225

May 26: From Margins to Center: The Story Behind the Story to Close Down the School of the Americas

Ralph Armbruster, assistant professor, Sandoval department of Chicano studies, UC Santa Barbara

Information for this list was compiled from the Fairhaven College Web site.  For more information on the speakers, go to the Fairhaven College Web site and click on “World Issues.”