News from the Institute
The council is an international alliance of indigenous female elders that focuses on issues such as the environment, internationalism and human rights.
Steven Brill, author of the Time Magazine special report, "The Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us," was among the speakers taking part in the panel discussion, "Drowning in Health Care Costs: All Hands on Deck," on Monday, Oct. 28.
A multipurpose open-air pavilion in Joya de las Flores, Guatemala, was named after David Ives, the executive director of our Albert Schweitzer Institute, at a ceremony in July 2013.
Jonathan Spence, one of the world’s leading experts on Chinese civilization and Sterling professor emeritus in the history department at Yale University, drew a capacity crowd to the Mancheski Executive Seminar Room April 18. The keynote address was part of a symposium titled, “A Resurgent China in the 21st Century.”
The University hosted a screening of “If These Halls Could Talk,” a documentary film series about 11 college students and their conversations about diversity issues in higher education. Lee Mun Wah, the renowned Chinese American documentary filmmaker who directed the film, led a discussion following the screening.
Muhammad Yunus was awarded Quinnipiac's most prestigious humanitarian award and accepted an invitation to join the Albert Schweitzer Institute's honorary board.
Muhammad Yunus, who founded the practice of microcredit as a means to combat global poverty, visited campus in March 2013.