Video: Recordings of Payson Events Held in October 2014

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October was a busy month at the Payson Center as we welcomed three guest speakers to New Orleans for the Payson Graduate Student Association International Development Colloquium Series. All three speakers gave fascinating talks ranging in topics from urbanization in Kuwait to the importance of sustainable housing in Guatemala as well as the importance of studying the social and economic impact of development in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Losing and Restoring a Right to the City: Kuwait's Urban Development Between 1950 and 2014

The first event held on October 20 featured Dr. Farah Al-Nakib of the American University of Kuwait and the Center for Gulf Studies. A full recording of her talk is below. The first few minutes have an echo but it clears up as the talk goes on.

Social Equity Matters, and Greener Houses Can Help: A Story from Guatemala

The second talk was by Antonio "Tono" Aguilar, the President of CASSA, a company focused on providing sustainable housing in Guatemala. On October 21 Tono spoke at length about the need for this type of housing in Guatemala, the Base of the Pyramid and the beginnings of CASSA. The recording starts a little late and begins with no slides but the audio is there.

Social and Environmental Safeguards, Policies and Practices in International Development

The final guest speaker Payson welcomed was Carlos Perez-Brito on October 29th. Carlos is a Payson graduate and currently works for the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC. Carlos spoke about the challenges and costs of development in Latin America and the impact development has on a country's society and economy. The talk is broken into two videos.

Thank you to all who came out and attended these talks. 

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