Claes will talk about polical power: Hollywood, media, big corporaons that ﬁnance senate campaigns that get carve outs, unions, and foreign interests. Public mores and atudes precede polical/ economic eﬀect.
About Interfaith Works Administrave Oﬃces – next to Rockville United Methodist Church 114 West Montgomery Ave., Rockville, MD 20850; 301.762.8682 Interfaith Works, founded in 1972, is a 501(c)(3) nonproﬁt agency and a non-sectarian interfaith coalion of more than 165 aﬃliated congregaons of diverse faiths, working together to meet the needs of the poor and homeless in Montgomery County, Md.
Chief Execuve Oﬃcer Shane Rock joined Interfaith Works following an extensive career in the nonproﬁt, social service and advocacy worlds. Aer graduang from law school, he became execuve director of Good Neighbor Mission, a homeless shelter in rural Tennessee helping people living in extreme poverty. In the two decades that have followed, Shane’s career has encompassed a range of social jusce concerns while remaining focused on helping people who lack economic opportunity. Most recently, Shane was director of operaons for senior services for the Jewish Social Services Agency in Rockville. He has a bachelor of arts degree in government and philosophy from Oberlin College and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School.
“Le unsung, the noblest deed will die.” Pindar from Isthmean Odes”
“Titanic in its concentraon of will, with unprecedented triumph in all spheres of material aggrandizement, its civilizaon yet produces as a whole a singular impression of insuﬃciency, of empness.” José Enrique Rodó from Ariel
On May 1, 2013, The New York Times reported that President Evo Morales announced he was expelling the United States Agency for Internaonal Development (USAID) from Bolivia. He was quoted as saying, “Some instuons of the United States Embassy connue to conspire against . . . the people [of Bolivia] and especially against the country….” and as a result, “We have decided to expel U.S.A.I.D. from Bolivia.” Aer receiving more than $4.7 billion of U.S. taxpayer funds over the past 70 years to support development eﬀorts in Bolivia, how could Morales decide the USAID relaonship should be terminated in such an abrupt manner? The answer to this queson is rooted in a complex slice of history beginning with the assistance provided to Bolivia by the U.S. Government during World War II.
Lawrence C. Heilman is research associate in the Anthropology Department at the Smithsonian Naonal Museum of Natural History. He served twenty years with USAID as a senior foreign service oﬃcer.