2003-2004 Academic Year

Professor Majid Rahnema Provides Keynote Speech at
Plenary Session of UNESCO

The cover of Majid Rahnema's most recent book, Quand la misére chasse la pauvreté.

Sept. 25, 2003 - Majid Rahnema, visiting professor of International and Intercultural Studies at Pitzer College, was the keynote speaker at the plenary session of UNESCO in Paris. The September 24 session dealt with issues of global poverty.

Professor Rahnema, a frequent and honored visiting professor at Pitzer College, has spent the last 20 years focusing on the problem of poverty. His most recent book, Quand La Misére Chasse La Pauvreté, examines the redefinition of "poverty" in the context of economic development.

Professor Rahnema formerly served as The Minister of Higher Education and Science in Iran, was a member of the Executive Council of UNESCO, and served as the United Nations representative in Mali and Rwanda.