Brownbag lunches, videos on slate for Shaping the 21st Century events

Apr 15, 2010 | General News

The next two events in Louisiana Tech’s Shaping the 21st Century series on global stability and sustainability will feature videos on the impact of toxic electronic waste and the worldwide onslaught of illicit activities.
Both brown bag discussion events – the first Friday, April 16 and the second Wednesday, April 21 – begin at 12:15 p.m. in the International Student Office located in Tolliver Hall.
The video Friday will be “FRONTLINE World: Digital Dumping Ground.” The documentary delves into a global investigation about the dumping of hundreds of millions of pounds of electronic waste around the world each year. Tracking “e-waste” to the slums of Ghana and far-off provinces in China, Peter Klein and his team fan out around the world to document the growing impact of this toxic trash on those who desperately scavenge it for precious metals.
On Wednesday, “Illicit: The Dark Trade,” a National Geographic Special, will be shown. The movie is based on the book “Illicit” by Dr. Moises Naim, a highly acclaimed editor of Foreign Policy Magazine. The movie explores the onslaught of illicit activities exploding worldwide and the consequences of globalization spurring arms trafficking and human smuggling to money laundering and music bootlegging.
All events of the Shaping the 21st Century: Stability and Sustainability in a Global Context are free and open to the public.
The series is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Applied and Natural Sciences, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Science, the College of Business, the Office of Academic Affairs, the Student Government Association, the International Student Office, Tech Gospel Choir: Souls on Fire and the International Student Association.