MCEDC Weekly Digest, October 2, 2015
Student News & Events
October 6, EDC Speaker Series

EDC Fall Speaker Series
Tuesday, October 6, 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Benson Earth Sciences 180
 
The EDC Student Group is excited to kick off our Fall Speaker Series. This series provides insight into work in the developing world by giving students the opportunity to learn from and be inspired by actual practitioners. The first event will feature three speakers from various backgrounds.
 
First, we will hear from Dr. Bernard Amadei, founding director and currently one of the co-Directors of the Mortenson Center in Engineering  for Developing Communities. Dr. Amadei is well known in the field of development, co-founded Engineers Without Borders-USA, and has published multiple books. As co-director, he will share his vision for the EDC program.

Second, we will hear about Maji Safi Group from Bruce Maj  Pelz, one of its  founders.  Maji Safi Group is  a disease prevention and health promotion project that empowers  communities in rural Tanzania to fight waterborne and water-related diseases. More information can be found on their website:  Maji Safi Group
 
Third, we will hear from Andre Houssney. Andre and his family  are Boulder based organic farmers . On  their farm, Jacobs Springs Farm, they practice "farming God's way," which emphasizes applying ecological solutions to local and global problems. Andre also works with farmers in Zambia on a project called "Zambeezi." They produce a range of organic bee's wax products. More information can be found on his websites:  Zambeezi  &  Jacob Springs Farm
 
There will be refreshments at the event.

Dr. Amadei
Bruce Maj Pelz
Andre Houssney
October 14, EDC Social

Wednesday, October 14, 5:00-6:00pm
1800 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302

By popular suggestion, the next EDC social will be held at Rueben's Burger Bistro on the SE corner of Broadway and Walnut. As always, the social is a relaxed environment to get to know your EDC peers. Appetizers provided.
October 14, EDC Discussion

Wednesday, October 14, 6:00-7:00pm
Rueben's Burger Bistro
1800 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302

Join a student discussion on the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) immediately following the EDC social. To prepare, please read these three short articles. If you plan to take part in the discussion, please RSVP to Sarah Welsh-Huggins at sawe2460@colorado.edu. Sarah will be providing discussion questions and reading print-outs to guide the conversation.
University Events
October 8, CU Law Lecture
 
The 41st Annual Austin W. Scott, Jr. Lecture
"Indigenous Peoples and the Jurisgenerative Moment
in Human Rights"
Kristen A. Carpenter , Associate Dean for Research
and Professor of Law

Wittemyer Courtroom, Wolf Law Building
5:30-6:30pm
Reception to follow

As indigenous peoples have become actively engaged in the human rights movement around the world, the relationship between indigenous peoples and international law, once deployed as a tool of imperial power and conquest, has begun to change. Empowered by a growing body of human rights instruments, indigenous peoples are embracing a global "human rights culture" to articulate rights ranging from individual freedom and equality to collective self-determination, property, and culture. This presentation will identify and provide an account of an unprecedented, but decidedly observable, phenomenon: the current state of indigenous peoples' rights--manifesting in tribal, national, and international legal systems--reflects the convergence of a set of dynamic, mutually reinforcing conditions. In her lecture, Professor Carpenter will argue that the intersection of the rise of international human rights with paradigm shifts in postcolonial theory has triggered a "jurisgenerative moment" in indigenous rights. The presentation will also cover historical and recent developments in international law, as well as federal Indian law, and tribal law.
 
Please register here.
Community Events
September 28 - October 9
Read more about the Tribal Solarthon:

All locations & dates                October 6, Leupp, AZ                October 8, Rosebud, SD
October 23-25, Understanding Risk Boulder

Understanding Risk Boulder will take  place  October 23-25, 2015  at NCAR's Mesa Laboratory and CU Boulder  campus.
 
The event will feature panel sessions and workshops on topics related  to risk mapping, citizen science, food security, and other topics as  they relate to efforts to building resilience on Colorado's Front  Range. It will also host a Tech Challenge that connects local  volunteers with area organizations who can benefit from them and offer $ 20,000 in contracts to develop open-source tools that can be shared by  all.
 
Space is limited, so please see the website to register  if you plan to attend this free event.
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