Community Voices wrapped up the spring 2017 season with returning guest lecturer Francesco Manca (Independent Political Analyst, Retired Senior United Nations Official). Manca was in residence on the Virginia Tech campus as a visiting scholar.
On April 10 Manca and Community Voices members convened for a roundtable luncheon and discussion around the theme “The Independency of the International Civil Servant: A Duty or an Option?” Manca was also a guest lecturer in Max Stephenson’s (Director, VTIPG) NGOs in International Development graduate seminar on April 24. He also co-taught two classes, International Organization and International Relations Theory, with Laura Zanotti (Political Science). Last, Community Voices members Vera Smirnova (PGG) and Neda Moayerian (PGG) had the opportunity to interview Manca to podcast on Trustees Without Borders. A recording of this interview can be found here: soundcloud.com/andy-morikawa/trustees-without-borders-francesco-manca-2017-04-10