Former Foreign Service officer to speak at Ripon College Nov. 27
Rick Scott ’70, a former Foreign Service officer, will present a talk, “U.S. Foreign Aid: Does It Really Work?” Nov. 27 at Ripon College. The talk is sponsored by the Center for Politics and the People and will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Kresge Little Theatre, East Hall.
Scott has worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations and various other non-governmental organizations. Scott will talk about his own experience administering aid programs in Bangladesh, India, Haiti, Morocco, Afghanistan, Russia, Palestine, Ethiopia, Liberia and Timor-Leste, as well as Sierra Leone where he lived for a year.
He also will address the issue of what happens if the foreign aid budget is significantly cut back as has been proposed by the current administration.
The Center for Politics and the People was created to promote constructive political debate, analyze public policy and foster the engagement of citizens and their government. Every year, the center hosts speakers and panels to foster discussion surrounding current events and policy objectives.