Fordham Conversations

Just a Song: Land Rights in Nepal

by Robin Shannon, Mary Wilson
Nepal Pokhara Motor Glider flight
Flickr, ngotoh

In May 2010 a group of eight students from Fordham Law School went on a fact-finding mission to investigate land access in Nepal. They were sent by the Crowley Program for International Human Rights at Fordham Law's Leitner Center, which sponsors a fact-finding mission to a different country every year. The Crowley scholars share their experiences, as well as the audio diaries they kept during their time in Nepal.

Rocking the Boat

by Robin Shannon
Bronx students building a boat
Joaquin Cotten, Rocking the Boat

The non-profit youth and community development organization “Rocking the Boat” uses traditional wooden boat-building and on-water education to help young people develop into empowered and responsible adults.

…Who is Alex Trebek

by Robin Shannon
Alex Trebek
Lee Bennett, Flickr

Alex Trebek is famous for entertaining millions for over two-decades as the host of Jeopardy!  More recently this pop-culture Icon came to Fordham University to share advice and his story with the Fordham community.  On this week’s Fordham Conversations….Who is Alex Trebek?

American Women, Italian Style

by Robin Shannon
An Italian immigrant woman in New York's East Side carries a bundle of garments
Kheel Center, Cornell University, Flickr

Carol Bonomo Albright and Christine Palamidessi Moore from italianamericana.org, discuss their anthology American Women, Italian Style: Italian-Americana’s Best Writings on Women. Their collection brings together writers with a wide range of backgrounds, outlooks, ideas, and experiences to examine the history of Italian women in America.

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