Foreign Aid: Friend or Foe? – New!

Foreign Aid: Friend or Foe? – New!
6 sessions • 9 hours

Foreign assistance, a complex multi-billion dollar global industry, is one in which the U.S. plays the largest role. It is an industry but what, exactly, are the returns? Examine the different types of assistance the U.S. provides around the globe better understand our position in the global picture. Participants are encouraged to read “Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way to Help Africa,” by Dambisa Moyo, prior to the start of these sessions. Additional readings will be recommended on the first day of class.

Instructor: Paulette Lee
Paulette Lee is a retired communications professional with experience as an award-winning broadcast journalist and international development communications consultant, having worked in Ghana, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Iraq. An avid traveler having been to more than 50 countries, she is proficient in French and is a student of Arabic. Paulette received her Master of International Service from American University in Washington, D.C., concentrating on development communications and political economy, and her B.A. in Communications & Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley. Paulette was L.A.’s first female radio news anchor and received the prestigious Golden Mike and California Associated Press Radio & Television awards for her investigative reporting. A longtime and accomplished community theater actress and director, Paulette developed “Creatrics”, a course using the techniques of improvisational comedy for personal and professional development, as well as for peacebuilding in conflict situations. She has also taught broadcast newswriting, interviewing techniques, and “conflict-conscious” journalism.

Foreign Aid: Friend or Foe? – New!
ILR956 • 5-Digit Number: 19376
Thursdays • 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. • 2/20 – 3/26
Braddock Hall • Room B222
Tuition: $20 | Fee: $74 | Total: $94
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only