Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences
The Office of International Programs and Studies at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host two presentations on globalization and internationalization on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Dr. Arthur N. Holcombe, president of the Poverty Alleviation Fund, and Dr. Susan H. Holcombe, professor emerita at the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, will share their experiences in international relations and discuss issues from a global and local perspective.
A presentation entitled “Lessons Learned from the Internationalization Experience at Brandeis University” is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Student Union Black and Gold Room. The speakers will present “A Global Perspective on Poverty, Social Welfare and Small Farm Issues” from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Woodard Hall Computer Lab.
Dr. Arthur N. Holcombe worked for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in various capacities from 1972 to 1991 and served in Pakistan, Sudan and Fiji. From 1981-1991 he was the deputy director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and Pacific at the UNDP headquarters in New York City.
He served as resident representative of the UNDP and resident coordinator of UN Operational Activities in China from 1992 to 1998. During this period, he initiated UN programs and workshops to expand the income, food security, poverty reduction efforts, employment opportunities and environmental resources conservation efforts in poor ethnic minority communities in China.
He founded the Poverty Alleviation Fund to provide microcredit, health education, employable skills training and other assistance to enable Tibetans in China to improve their incomes and general well being.
Dr. Susan H. Holcombe was a professor of Sustainable International Development Programs at Brandeis University from 2003 to 2014.
She was program director for Oxfam America from 1996 to 2000. In this role, she was responsible for providing program and management leadership to grant making and partnership building work. She secured more than $6 million annually in core grants and $2-4 million in emergency grants through one domestic and five overseas regional programs.
In her career, she has conducted a number of consulting assignments on aspects of managing reproductive health for the Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, National Population and Family Planning Commission for the Government of the People’s Republic of China and The Poverty Alleviation Fund. She also worked with UNICEF on initiatives in sanitation, women’s employment and child health and nutrition.
Attendees are asked to register for the presentations. To register, call Claudette Y. Romious at (870) 575-7183 or send an email indicating the presentations you would like to attend to firstname.lastname@example.org.