Progress or Posturing? Examining the Progress of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals
Dear Members of the Middlebury Community:
The Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs (RCGA) would like to invite you to our 3rd Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference from Thursday, March 12, through Saturday, March 14. This year’s title is Progress or Posturing? Examining the Progress of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals; it will critically examine the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were designed to significantly reduce global poverty and disease by 2015, thereby improving the lives of the world’s poorest. The eight goals were proclaimed and ratified in September 2000, and later by all of the 189 states then in existence and by 23 international organizations. It is time to evaluate the successes/failures of the MDGs.
Progress or Posturing? will be organized around five major themes: health, education, environment, gender, and global partnership; it will bring a diverse line up of speakers and events to campus. You can find out more at the conference website: go/mdgs.
The conference will be sponsored by the Departments of Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, and Spanish and Portuguese; the Programs in Education Studies, Environmental Studies, and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies; Brainerd and Wonnacott Commons; Environmental Affairs; the Center for Social Entrepreneurship; the Middlebury C.V. Starr Schools Abroad; and the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.