Woodrow Wilson Fellows to visit Bates

Noted scholars Montague and Sally Yudelman, sharing a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows residency at Bates College for the week of Oct. 20-24, will deliver two lectures which the public is invited to attend free of charge.

Sally Yudelman will discuss Human Rights and United States – Latin American Relations: A Changing Agenda at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. Montague Yudelman will speak about Population, Hunger, and Agricultural Resource Development in the Third World at 4 p.m. Oct. 23, in Room 204 of Carnegie Science Hall, 44 Campus Ave.

During their week-long residence at Bates, the Yudelmans will lecture, participate in seminars, and work with individual students and faculty members.

Sally Yudelman has been a senior fellow at the International Center for Research on Women since 1987 and became a joint fellow at the Overseas Development Council’s International Center for Research on Women in 1985.

In addition, she began a long association with the Inter-American Foundation in Rosslyn, Va., as a planning officer, and established contact with Non-Governmental Organizations in Latin American countries, encouraging them to apply for grants. She monitored projects that were funded and established liaison with national and U.S. governmental personnel, and with relevant private and international organizations.

Yudelman was a program officer at the World Affairs Council of Northern California from 1955-61, at the Women’s Africa Committee of the African- American Institute in Washington D.C. from 1961-62 and at the Overseas Education Fund from 1962-65. She later served as regional program and planning officer for Latin America and the Caribbean Peace Corps from 1965-68 and as an instructor in macroeconomics at the Universite de Paris from 1969-72.

Yudelman received her bachelor’s in literature and Spanish from Vassar College, studied at the University of Michigan, and received a diplome from the International Institute in Paris.

An American citizen born in South Africa, Montague Yudelman has been involved in research, teaching, advising and directing efforts in agricultural development and related fields. He has undertaken many missions, including economic evaluations of projects in different parts of the world, including Cyprus, the Philippines and sub-Saharan Africa.

His career has included time at the Food and Agricultural Organization as assistant director for social sciences at the Rockefeller Foundation working on the economics of the new varieties of grain, and as vice president and acting president of the OECD Development Center in Paris, directing research on the economics of employment in agriculture.

Yudelman has been a professor of economic development at the University of Michigan, and a visiting lecturer and fellow at the Center of International Affairs at Harvard.

From 1972-83, he served as director of agriculture and rural development at the World Bank. A distinguished fellow at the World Resources Institute from 1984-87, he has been a fellow at the Conservation Foundation/World Wildlife Fund since 1987.

Yudelman served in the South African Air Force in World War II. Following the war, he studied agriculture at the university of Witwatersrand and the University of California at Berkeley, where he received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in agricultural economics.

The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows Program brings leaders in their fields to the campuses of small liberal arts colleges for a week of classes, informal discussions with students and faculty and career counseling. The program attempts to gather people from diverse backgrounds and with different points of view in an atmosphere in which they can learn about each other. Writers are included in the program to stimulate greater appreciation of the written word through interaction with the best of contemporary writers.

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has developed and conducted programs in higher education since 1945. Nearly 20 colleges have participated in the Visiting Fellows program since 1973.

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