Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Dr. Stephen Bezruchka's Lecture Published Online!

Hello Members of GDP,

I just wanted to notify everybody that I have published Dr. Stephen Bezruchka's lecture online and it is available for viewing. I apologize about the wait but it took a while to get the program published in the correct format and get permission from Dr. Bezruchka.

I have tried to publish the lecture online on video sharing sites Youtube and Google and have found that the graphics and sound quality are relatively poor. In the end, I had to resort to publishing it on Veoh, which is also another video sharing site. Although I realize that it is a hassle to download the program to watch and listen to the lecture, this site does offer the best qualities in regards to the sound and graphics. To view the program itself, a download of the Veoh program is required but once the program and the file are downloaded, you can modify the file into a different video format and uninstall the Veoh program. This will let you watch the presentation without having to go through the Veoh program.

Here is the link: http://www.veoh.com/publish/publishVideo.html?videoId=16699226

Be sure to check out our credits page and awesome pictures at the end of the file!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Follow Up on Lecture Series I: Dr. Stephen Bezruchka

To the members and students who made it to the our lecture series event, I sincerely apologize for the limited seating. I know how uncomfortable it was for most of the attendees having to sit on the floor, stand against the wall and even outside the door (I was one of the ones standing outside) * *:
We will make sure to have seating arrangements and the venue more appropriate at our next event in Winter quarter. Also, to those who were at the event, besides the seating arrangement, is there anything that you particularly liked or disliked as an audience member? Any suggestions on a topic or topics that you would like to hear the speaker lecture about at our next event in Winter? Please send us your feedback either through our website, our club or my email address, we would greatly appreciate it.

I am in the process of posting online the sound recordings and pictures from the lecture with a visual presentation containing information about the topic. I have sent a copy to Dr. Bezruchka for his approval and I will be publishing it to the public as soon as I hear back from Dr. Bezruchka.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

United Nations Development Goals

Hi everybody,
As you may all know Dr. Bezruchka will discuss global health and poverty this Monday. Pre medical club is going to offer light refreshments. One more reason for you to be there!!!!
Also yesterday we watched the first video on UN MDG goals.
It was about Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. We also had a nice discussion about it afterwards. Next meeting we will discuss the second goal which is achieving universal primary education.
Here is a list of all goals that will be discussed in the club meetings each week:
Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.
Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education.
Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women.
Goal 4: Reduce child mortality.
Goal 5: Improve maternal health.
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability.
Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development.
For more information on the United Nations Millenium Development Goals, please visit our at http://unmdgs.blogspot.com/. A link is provided on the right column or you can simply click on the Title of this post.
Next meeting is Wednesday 12:30 PM in Room 9202.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Upcoming Event

Why do countries have the outcomes they do? Dr. Bezruchka will discuss global health and poverty from a historical perspective and consider the widening gap between the rich and poor. He will suggest what might be done to change the current state of affairs

Presenting An Evening with Dr. Bezruchka, Senior Lecturer , Global Health, University of Washington

Monday, November 17th at 12:30pm – Rm. 1701

For more information about the event, please click on the title of this post.
Two articles by Dr. Bezruchka in regards to the lecture:
1. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1070886
2. http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/reprint/164/12/1701.pdf

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Hello everybody,

I wanted to inform and apologize to those who came by our meeting today and did not find us there at the usual meeting location. We encountered some difficulty in reserving our usual location. I did, however, post our weekly meeting schedule and the location for the rest of the quarter on our club website. We will be meeting at our usual location Room 9202 Conference B in the PUB until the December 3rd meeting.

We will be holding a video session at the beginning of our next meeting on Wednesday. This inspiring video is about the Grameen Bank which was the first microfinance bank ever built. It will be about 15 minutes long and it will be followed by a short discussion. Be sure to join us for this film presentation at our meeting next week.

The first of our lecture series event is only about 25 days away so if you want to take part in preparing for this exciting event, be sure to come stop by our meeting next week.

Last but not the least, we held club officer elections today and I wanted to congratulate all of our awesome officers for their new positions.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Weekly Updates

Hello Everybody!
First of all, thanks to those who participated in our club sponsored event featuring the Nobel Prize Winner Joseph Stiglitz (With the exception of Eric being unable to control his laughter and Andy falling asleep 5 minutes into the speech).
Secondly, our congradulations to our partnering organization WPDSS for the great turnout for the Financial Crisis Event. It was a really awesome event with our college professors covering very important issues and providing much needed answers. I was able to attend the event and took some awesome pictures so be sure to check it out.
And last but not the least, our club meeting minutes for this week are posted along with next week's meeting agenda. If there is anything that you would like to see added to the coming week's meeting agenda, its not too late so feel free to send me an email.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Club Kickoff Turnout

Hello everybody,

To all those who helped prepare for the Club Kickoff, AWESOME JOB!!! We had a really great turnout and it was really exciting to meet so many people interested in getting to know more about our club and what it is that we do.
One of the great things about our club is that because we are very young and new club so members and students like you and me have the opportunity to make the club into whatever we want it to be. Well, I hope to see you all soon at our coming club meeting!
Our club meeting will be held on regular time schedule: Wednesday at 12:30 PM in Room 9202

Presenting the Financial Crisis Panel

How big is this financial crisis? Who will be hurt most? How will the bailout change the economic, political and social landscape of the US? The World?......Please join us for a short discussion exploring the current financial meltdown followed by a question and answer session. This panel discussion is led by professors Robert Francis, Ernest Johnson and Ken Lawson. It is supported by Global Affair Centers and by our partnering organization WP&DSS. Global Development Project members, please invite your classmates, your friends, your family members, and your neighbors to join this discussion. Please forward the attached flyer to as many people as you can. They care about the current crisis as much as you do.
Date and Time: Thursday, Oct 16
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Friday, Oct 17
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Location: Pub 9208
For more information please click on this link:

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Club Agenda Posted

The agenda for this coming meeting on October 15 is posted online and is viewable under Club Documents. If there is any item that you would like to see added to the agenda, please contact Kim.SeHoon@Yahoo.com

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Meeting Minutes & Agenda for October 8th Are Posted

Just wanted to let everybody know that I have uploaded our club meeting minutes and agenda on our website. I will post the meeting's agenda prior to each meeting so please take a second to review them before coming to the meeting. Also, to those who would like to be kept up-to-date on our meetings, you can always view our meeting minutes. I will try my best to publish both the coming up meeting's agenda and past meeting minutes as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Global Costs of the Iraq Conflict: An Evening with Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Joseph Stiglitz

Hello members and students! The World Affairs Council's event series will be presenting Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Joseph Stiglitz on “The Global Costs of the Iraq Conflict,” on October 16. The lecture will be held at Seattle University’s Campion Ballroom where, after his lecture, Dr. Stiglitz will participate in a moderated question and answer session. What have been the true costs of the Iraq war? What will be the long-term impacts of these costs on our economy, on top of the rising price of oil and federal bailouts? How should the next U.S. administration think about its policy priorities, if it considers all the non-budgetary costs of the war? These are just some of the issues that will be discussed and presented by Professor Stiglitz.

If attending this amazing event wasn't enough, the Global Development Project club will be subsidizing half of the ticket price for the first 10 students who will be registering to attend the event through the Global Development Project club! However, the tickets are selling at rapid at pace and the seats available are limited. The discount be will provided on a first-come, first-serve basis so be sure to pre-purchase the tickets as soon as possible.

Registration for the event will begin at 6:15 PM and the program will start at 7:00 PM. As noted above, the event will take place at the Seattle University in the Campion Ballroom 901 12th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122. The price for members and students are $10 and the non-member price is $15.
For more information please click on the title of this post and it will direct you to the World Affairs Council website.
To pre-purchase the tickets and have your tickets discounted through the Global Development Project club, please contact us at
ContactGDP@Gmail.com or Kim.SeHoon@Yahoo.com

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Club Kick-Off Fall 2008

Thanks for all those who voted on whether we should share a table with WPDSS for the club kick-off event. By unanimous vote, all participants agreed that we should share a table with WPDSS. I will inform WPDSS officers and will post an update with additional information.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Club Kick-Off Fall 2008

The campus will be holding a club kick off event on Monday, October 13. The event will start from 1PM to 4PM and it will be held in the PUB Main Dining Room.
Our club was notified by Steven Leonard (Campus Ambassador, Academic Enrichment) and he has informed us that the deadline for requesting a space for the table is by Wednesday, October 8 at 1PM. WPDSS Co-Presidents Michelle and David has offered to share tables with our club and I have promised to reply back by Tuesday so please take a second to vote on whether you approve or oppose sharing a table with WPDSS. The voting will close by Tuesday 6:00AM.

Global Development Project Club's Constitution

Please click on the link above to view GDP's Constitution.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Club Event

We are currently in the process of organizing our club event for this quarter. Our club advisor Prof Payne and several of our members held a meeting on Monday to discuss and exchange ideas for planning the event. The event's general theme is on global poverty and the specific theme will be voted within the next two meetings.
Several of our members has agreed to research and write a brief introductory paragraph about two possible candidates or organizations or a combination of the two that each of our members are interested in inviting to speak at our event. We will be presenting this information at our next meeting so please come prepared.

Club Meeting Time

We will be holding our club meetings every Wednesdays at 12:30 P.M in room 5386. Hope to see you all there!

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