By Shawna Leader/The AS Review

The World Issues Forums occur every quarter and are hosted by Fairhaven College. All forums begin at noon, end at 1:20 and take place in the Fairhaven College Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.


13: “A Broken Immigration System and its Talented Undocumented Youth.” Speaker: Jorge-Alonso Chehade, graduate of University of Washington Business School

20: “Irresistible Resistance: Artists Confronting Issues of Our Time.” Speaker: Beverly Naidus, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program at the University of Washington, Tacoma

27: “The 2008 Economic Crisis and Its Global Ramifications.” Speaker: Marjolein Van de Veen, Economics Instructor, Bellevue College and Shoreline Community College


3: “Health Care Reform, American Style (What’s Not to Like?).” Speaker: Aaron Katz, principal lecturer of Health Services and Global Health (adjunct), University of Washington School of Public Health. This forum will also take place the evening of Feb. 3 at St. Luke’s Community Health Center, located at 3333 Squalicum Parkway.

10: “What’s Best for Children– and What This Means in an Unequal World?” Speaker: Thomas Weisner, Professor of Anthropology, Departments of Psychiatry (NPI Semel Institute, Center for Culture and Health) and Anthropology at UCLA

17: “Hate Crimes and Canada’s Indigenous People.” Speaker: Barbara Perry, University of Ontario, Faculty of Criminology, Justice and Policy Studies

24: “Reproductive Health: Right Based Approach in Nepal.” Speaker: Sarmila Shrestha, Public Interest Lawyer, Human Rights and Social Justice, Nepal Public Interest Law Institute (PILI) Fellow, Columbia Law School (U.S.A.)


3: “Mining and Indigenous Rights:  The Struggle for Self-Determination in Guatemala.” Speaker: Pascual Bemabe Velasquez from San Juan Ixcoy, Huehetenango, Guatemala (with interpreter Bridget Brehen, Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala Program Coordinator)