Lunchtime conversation: Development in Cambodia
Development in Cambodia: A mosaic of faith engagement
November 14, 2011
12:00-1:15 pm at 5 Ivy Lane Seminar Room
Come listen to former PiA fellow, Michael Scharff '08, talk about his Fellowship working with World Faiths Development Dialogue (WFDD) in Cambodia!
Cambodia is one of Southeast Asia’s fastest developing countries, notwithstanding one of the world’s worst genocides less than a generation ago. Wide international engagement, involving a myriad of actors, touches virtually all sectors, including economic development, education, healthcare, and human rights. Development actors include well-known faith-inspired organizations active throughout the country, engaged on virtually every development challenge. Their work, however, has been less well known. Rarely is the experience of these numerous and very diverse organizations fully captured in policy debates. Few are engaged systematically in efforts to coordinate and harmonize development finance and action.
The World Faiths Development Dialogue (WFDD), with Princeton in Asia (PiA), and the Center for the Study of Religion (CSR), will convene a lunchtime conversation about WFDD and PiA’s now three-year partnership. WFDD, a small non-profit research NGO housed at Georgetown University, explores the complex intersections of faith and development, both in Cambodia, and globally. WFDD executive director and Princeton alumna, Katherine Marshall (WWS ’69*) and Dean of Religious Life, Rev. Alison Boden, will join Michael Scharff in discussing highlights of Cambodia’s unique development challenges, the diverse actors at work there, and present and potential roles of faith-inspired organizations, both in Cambodia, and globally in context.
Come listen to former PiA fellow, Michael Scharff '08, talk about his experience in Cambodia.