Liliane Koziol, Director of Programs
Summer 1999 programs: Four trips to neighboring communities, an Ecuadorian festival with the support of the Consulate General of Ecuador, and numerous lecture/slide presentations in collaboration with International Diplomacy Council.
Academic Year: For this year’s theme “The Year 2000 and Beyond: Impact of Globalization on Economies of the World.” high-profile community and academic experts raised thought-provoking issues, examining the building blocks of world economies and reflecting on how globalization impacts them. Consul generals from 17 Latin American countries kicked off the series of presentations. One of these presenters was I-House alumnus Dr. Abdelkader Abbadi, ’67, former Deputy Director of Political Affairs, United Nations Security Council.
The Lodestar dinners series brought together I House residents, alumni, and friends around substantive current issues. Dr. Roblyn Simeon addressed issues of the changing workplace in a global era. Nadia Nagarajan introduced her book “Journey Into a Lost World: Jewish Tales From Eastern Europe.” Julianne Traylor, Chair of Amnesty International USA, explored the issues of women’s rights as human rights in the context of globalization.
I-House residents, with backing from the I-House Council and the Program Office, continued an extraordinary fundraiser event to support orphaned children all over the world. Administered by World Vision, the program provides housing, clothing and food for the children. I-House residents and staff offered a “service” for auction and raised $2,285 (double last year’s amount) allowing an increase in sponsorship from two to six children. Coinciding with Cal Day, Spring International Festival 2000 involved 37 consulates, 59 I-House residents groups and internationally oriented university and community organizations. Forty-four high caliber performances took place on five stages concurrently throughout the day.