Lunchtime Talk: Building Gateways to Alleviate Poverty

David K. Shipler is a best-selling author, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and former foreign correspondent for the The New York Times. Please join us at ISER to hear Mr. Shipler talk about alleviating poverty by recognizing and dealing with the multiple interacting problems families have. His book, The Working Poor: Invisible in America, was a finalist for the 2005 National Book Critics Circle Award. He won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction for Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land. In the 1970s and 1980s he was a correspondent for The New York Times in Saigon, Moscow, and Jerusalem.

When: Thursday, September 27, 12 to 1
Where: Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Diplomacy Building

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Student Researcher Needed for Valuation of Ecosystem Services

Researchers at ISER are collaborating with Earth Economics, a non-profit organization, on economic valuation of ecosystem services in the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Borough. The interdisciplinary team of researchers is looking for a graduate or undergraduate student researcher to assist in survey design, data collection, and literature review. Candidates must live in Southcentral Alaska, be familiar with the Mat-Su Borough, and be seeking a graduate or undergraduate degree in economics, public policy, environmental science, geography or a related field. Ideal candidates will have deep local knowledge of the area and an aptitude for inter-disciplinary research. Apply here. Download the flyer (PDF, 160KB). Find more information about this project.
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