Watchareeya Kuldamrong (graduate student)
Conference presented by the China International Economic Trade and Arbitration Commission (CIETAC). Program: "CIETAC arbitration practice": Mr. Yu Jianlong, Vice Chairman and Secretary General, CIETAC; "Key issues about Chinese arbitration law": Mr. Fei Ning, Managing Partner, Haiwen & Partners (Shanghai); "Foreign investment in China": Mr. Yang Xiao Chuan, founding partner, Law Offices of Jiahe (Beijing). Cocktail reception will follow. RSVP before December 6.
Principal Heather Munroe-Blum cordially invites all McGill staff and their families to a Holiday Skating Party at the McConnell Winter Arena. Skate to the tunes of seasonal melodies and enjoy hot dogs, roasted chestnuts, snacks, hot and cold beverages, and treats from Jolly St. Nick! Free parking is available to all guests via the Residences entrance at the top of University Street. RSVP by Wednesday, December 12. Please phone one of the offices below and specify the number of adults and children in your party.
Lucian Award Lecture: Peter Carmeliet, Professor of Medicine, Centre for Transgene Technology, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Rapid social-ecological change in an East African pastoral community: The historical and political ecology of Pokot pastoralism
Michael Bollig, University of Cologne. In the first half of the 19th century the Pokot became herders par excellence, recruiting members from different pastoral, forager and agro-pastoral communities. Recent findings on East Africa's (Verschuren) climatic history suggest correspondence between an inter-decadal mega-drought (about 1760-1840) and pastoral specialization. Pastoralization was rapid, thorough and highly successful. By the end of the 19th century the pastoral Pokot were the dominant community of the Baringo Basin and Kerio Valley. In comparative terms they were extremely successful: about 14 head of cattle made them one of East Africa's richest cattle keeping communities; their wealth left a deep impression on colonial administrators. With intensification of pastoralism patterns of social exchange were pastoralized and livestock became the preferred medium to institute social relations. Encapsulation brought about by colonial administration contributed to pastoral specialization and the ethnically
Please join us for our monthly lunchtime seminar. Guest: Nico Trocmé, McGill School of Social Work, on "Managing expectations in a small scale evaluation of a family support program with Montreal's Black Anglophone community."
The McGill Alumni Association of France cordially invites you to a reception and lecture with Dean Nicholas Kasirer, BCL'85, LLB'85, James McGill Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law. "Pour une formation trans-systémique des juristes à l'heure de la mondialisation -- Towards a Trans-systemic Legal Education in an Age of Globalization."
Dr. Enrique Mu, Carlow University, Pittsburgh. In this presentation, Dr. Mu will share his experience managing multimillion-dollar projects internationally. He will explain the key cultural differences to keep in mind when working in a global environment and how to handle them. Although his discussion is valid for all international settings, he will draw examples with an emphasis in the Latin American region. Dr. Mu has worked and lived in different countries in Latin America while holding top executive positions during his professional life. He is currently chair of the IT management program at Carlow University and is co-director of the summer training program for Latin American executives from the University of Pittsburgh.
Special Lecture - Role of VEGF in neuronal wiring and neurodegeneration: From genetics to clinical trials
Dr. Peter Carmeliet, recipient of the 2006 Lucian Award, Dept of Transgene Technology and Gene Therapy, University of Leuven, Belgium