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  Subject:   A panel discussion "Rebuilding Central America After Hurricane Mitch"

  Sponsor:   Center for Latin American Studies and Haas Center

  Speaker:   representatives from academia and NGOS, see list bellow

  Date:   Wednesday, April 7, 1999

  Time:   4pm -

  Location:   Room 095, Law School [look for it in a campus map][new]

  Sponsor URL:   http://www.stanford.edu/group/las/

  Costs:   none

  Contact:   Paloma Diaz (725-0383), pdiaz@leland

Join us in a public forum designed to better understand the needs of Central America in the 
reconstruction following the wake of devastation wrought by Hurricane Mitch.  Highlighting case 
studies in Honduras and Nicaragua, Latin American experts and representatives of grassroots 
development organizations will discuss:
 the impact of U.S. foreign policy and the Cold War on Central American development
 reconstruction proposals: transformational or rhetorical? 
 sustainable relief recovery: an alternative to traditional emergency response
 reforming the rural community health system

Featured Panelists:

 Kathleen Morrison (MODERATOR) - Associate Director, Center for Latin American Studies; Lecturer, Latin American Studies and Stanford Graduate School of Education 
 Gregg Biggs - Pacific Coast Representative, World Neighbors, development organization, implemented Hurricane Mitch Recovery Plan ( short-term crop yield, water system repair, and micro-credit re-establishment)
 Carlos Chamorro - Vice Minister of Culture, Government of National Reconstruction, Nicaragua, 1979; Director, Barricada, 1980-94; Knight Fellow, Department of Communications, Stanford University, 1997-8; Visiting Journalist, UC Berkeley 
 Rachel Steinhart - MPH, Medical Student, Stanford University; Collaborator, Health Brigade, Luisa Amanda Espinosa Association of Nicaraguan Women; Committee for Health Rights in the Americas; Nicaragua Network 
 Kristina Stevens - Communications & Editorial Assistant, Center for Latin American Studies; former Peace Corps Water/Sanitation Technician, Honduras

 Event history: Submitted by pdiaz on 16-Mar-1999;

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