Denison Graduate Returns to Lecture On Foreign Policy, Ethics & Globalization
Posted: March 20, 2006
John Hammock, a 1968 graduate of Denison University and now the Alexander N. McFarlane Associate Professor of Public Policy at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, will return to Granville to give two lectures, a faculty seminar and a student course. Hammock will lecture on "New Wars, Human Security and American Foreign Policy" at 8 p.m. on Tuesday (March 28) in Herrick Hall Auditorium.
A second public lecture, "Ethics, the Millennium Development Goals and You: What One Person Can Do," is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Wednesday (April 5) in Herrick Hall Auditorium. These lectures are sponsored by the Lilly Program at Denison, which provides opportunities for students in various settings to reflect upon their career paths and the relationship between their plans and personal values.
Hammock is the former executive director of Oxfam America (1984-1995) and the former executive director of ACCION International. He also founded the Feinstein International Famine Center. After graduating from Denison, he earned his doctorate at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts. He is now exploring how other people have made personal life-changing decisions affecting their careers and life paths. He is working on a book titled "NGOs and Practical Idealism," which is intended to help idealists find a place in today's working world. (NGO stands for non-governmental organizations.)
Hammock also is working on the creation of an ethics and development program at The Fletcher School, which will explore the "role of ethics and values in designing human development and human security systems" and look to affect positive change in current systems. "Change comes about by influencing individuals, institutions and policymakers," says Hammock. "You have to reach all three if you want to make an impact."
Spanish readers can access his most recent book,Pobreza y Trabajo: Testimonios de Migrantes SalvadoreÃ±os, a collection of interviews with Salvadoran immigrants in the U.S. and their families that remained in El Salvador. It explores the realities of migrant labor, remittances and discrimination patterns, as well as the experiences of the families in both countries.
His seminar for faculty will be on "New Wars, Humanitarian Aid and Human Security." The faculty seminar will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Monday (March 27), 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday (March 31), and 7:30 to 9 on Tuesday (April 4) in Burton Morgan Room 220.
The student course on "Globalization, Ethics and You: Personal Transformation and Social Change" will be presented from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday (March 29), Tuesday (April 4) and Thursday (April 6) in Burton Morgan Room 219.
Denison University,John Hammock, the Alexander N. McFarlane Association Professor of Public Policy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University, will speak on "Ethics, the Millennium Development Goals and You: What One Person Can Do"; 8 p.m., Wednesday (April 5), Herrick Hall Auditorium (500 West Loop). Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-5727 to confirm information.
CALENDAR LISTINGS:Denison University, Granville -- John Hammock, the Alexander N. McFarlane Association Professor of Public Policy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University, will speak on "New Wars, Human Security and American Foreign Policy"; 8 p.m., Tuesday (March 28), Herrick Hall Auditorium (500 West Loop). Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-5727 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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