Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Update on San Diego and other things

Dear Caucus Members:
As the San Diego conference nears, I would like to ask you to be sure to try to attend the innovative virtual panel that we are sponsoring. We have completed the test run on Skype and are keeping our fingers crossed that all goes well. Here are the details. Remember this has never been done before at ISA!
Townhall meeting with virtual panelists from Asia, Africa and Latin America to discuss questions of civil society and access to information. Monday April 2, 8:15 am in Room 304, Hilton Bayfront Hotel, San Diego.
Virtual participants:
Professor Andres Serbin, Venezuela and Argentina
Professor Alan Chong,Singapore.
Professor Emmanuel Dandaura, Nigeria
Professor Imad Salamey, Lebanon.

In studio responding: Prof. J. Braveboy-Wagner, Prof. Naren Kumarakulasingam Prof. Imad Mansour; Doctoral candidate Charity Green, Prof. M. Bahramzadeh.

Please be sure to attend this as well as other presentations to show your support for the caucus.

As you know, we are honoring Prof. Ali Mazrui at a (box) luncheon on Tuesday April 3, in the Indigo D, Hilton Bayfront, 12.30-1.30. Since space is limited, you must let me know if you will attend. Moreover, I am asking anyone who has favorite positive memories of Prof. Mazrui to please WRITE these down in a note which can be handed to him. Because of the short time allotted for the luncheon, we will only have one preliminary speaker aside from Prof. Mazrui himself..

Anyone who would like to serve on the Executive Committee of the Global South Caucus should contact me ASAP. Slots are open. In particular we are interested in persons who will expand our outreach globally. We also need a Communications Director!