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Live webcast Monday - MUM hosts 2nd talk by former Minister of Education, Bhutan: 'Gross National Happiness'

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27 October 2013

Monday, October 28, the second in a series of 'Conversations' with His Excellency Thakur S Powdyel, former Minister of Education of the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan (2008-2013), will be held on the MUM campus in Fairfield, Iowa, USA.

His Excellency instituted the policy of Gross National Happiness into the education system.  He is a promoter of educational integrity, academic excellence, Green schools, good practice, and national self-respect.

He joins the MUM community again this Monday evening to discuss the intersection among sustainability, education, and public policy. As with last week's discussion, this event will be webcast live via MUMTV.

Click here to watch the livestreamed event

Conversations from the Land of the Thunder Dragon: 
His Excellency Thakur S Powdyel

Part 2

Monday, October 28
7:30 p.m. (US Central Time)

Gross National Happiness: 
Converting Theory into Practice

This conversation will include Dr. John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri (Columbia). Prof. Ikerd received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri. He spent thirty years teaching at the college level; since retiring in 2000, he spends his time writing and speaking on sustainability with an emphasis on economics and agriculture.  His books include Essentials of Economic Sustainability and Sustainable Capitalism.

The first conversation, about Educating for Sustainability, took place October 21. His Excellency was joined by MUM Professors Lonnie Gamble (Sustainable Living) and Chris Jones (Education). 

Click here to view the archived video of that event on MUMTV.

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