International board visits
Emory’s Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) Advisory Board gathered for their third meeting in a location central to the group’s mission, if not its geographic origin: the Emory campus.
For many board members, the meeting in February was an opportunity to learn more about the University they are charged with promoting abroad. They talked with leaders including the Board of Trustees and heard from School of Law Dean David Partlett and Goizueta Business School Dean Larry Benveniste. Both deans spoke of the highly competitive climate and increasingly global nature of their fields.
Steve Hochman, research director for The Carter Center, gave the EMEA board an overview of the center. His talk was followed by a panel discussion on aid to developing nations that included two board members, journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault of Johannesburg, South Africa, and Ramon Mullerat of Barcelona, Spain, former cochair of the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association. The panel agreed on a need for aid programs that thoroughly consider local cultures and do not equate success with Westernization.—P.P.P.