The Spring 2012 Fairhaven Lecture Series has the theme “B.R.I.C. (Brazil, Russia, India, China)” and will help you learn about these emerging economies and how they are affecting world power relations. All lectures in this series are free, open to the public, and take place on Mondays at 3 p.m. in Fellowship Hall of the Fairhaven Retirement Community (435 West Starin Road, Whitewater). Faculty from all across campus are delivering these interesting talks! If you can’t attend in person, eventually the podcasts are available online (from the web page linked above).
The series kicks off on Jan. 30 with “A snapshot of India and China today” delivered by Choton Basu, Associate Professor of Information Technology and Business Education.
The rest of the series is:
- Feb. 6: BRIC or BRICS? Does South Africa belong to the BRIC club?
- Feb. 13: Globalization: We are who we were and we are who they are
- Feb. 20: India’s technical brilliance: UW-Whitewater collaboration
- Feb. 27: Prosperity and leftist politics in contemporary Brazil
- Mar. 5: How many BRICs to build a wall? The making of a new world order in the 21st Century
- Mar. 12: Just another BRIC in the wall? Russia and the rest in the new world order
- Apr. 2: The role of oil in the foreign policies of the BRIC states
- Apr. 9: China’s middle class and the challenges they face
- Apr. 16: How the economic boom in China impacts its contemporary art
- Apr. 23: A new country: Art and music in Russia after Communism
Interested in doing more research on these topics? Andersen Library can help! Search HALCAT (Harold Andersen Library Catalog) for books, videos, and government information such as Red alert: how China’s growing prosperity threatens the American way of life (3rd-floor Main Collection, HC427.95 .L445 2011), Brazil on the rise: The story of a country transformed (3rd-floor Main Collection, F2538.3 .R64 2010), and China’s and India’s challenge to Latin America: Opportunity or threat? (3rd-floor Main Collection, HF1480.5.Z4 C634 2009). Search the Library’s article databases to find articles such as “The Future of the Liberal World Order: Internationalism After America” (Foreign Affairs, 2011, vol.90:no.3, pp.56-68), “Brazil and the New Global Order” (Current History, 2010, vol.109, pp.60-66), and “BRICs” (Foreign Policy, 2011; no.185, pp.30-31).
Please ask a librarian for assistance with research.