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Visiting Portugal professor to address homelessness, poverty at CSU Stanislaus

POSTED September 25, 2009 11:42 p.m.
California State University, Stanislaus is hosting a public discussion on the issues of global poverty and homelessness with an economics expert from Portugal.
Jose Lucio, a professor of Economic Development at the New University of Lisbon in Portugal, will share his research on global poverty and homelessness issues at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the university’s South Dining Room. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Lucio, who taught classes as a Fulbright Faculty Scholar at CSU Stanislaus in 2005, will share the findings of his research team on the complexities of measuring poverty across societies. He will review the theoretical perspectives on poverty, exclusion, and homelessness; analyze strategies pursued during his time in the United States to assist the chronically homeless; and discuss former and current strategies developed by Lisbon’s municipal authorities to help the homeless.
“More and more we live in an interconnected world and the problems we have here in Turlock are the same throughout the state, the country and the world,” said Carolyn Stefanco, the dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. “The more we can learn from each other, the more we can learn what strategies work.
“Lucio’s research can really help us here because we need to learn what is working and what is not working,” Stefanco said.
Teaching undergraduate and doctorate courses in Geography, Regional Planning, and Poverty Alleviation Strategies in Lisbon, Lucio focuses his research on poverty in metropolitan areas, social exclusion, and city development.
The presentation is sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Center for Portuguese Studies.
To contact Sabra Stafford, e-mail sstafford@turlockjournal.com or call 634-9141 ext. 2002.

 

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