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29 JAN 2001. VOLUME 33. NUMBER 31. 4 PAGES 

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Villacorta attends UNDP consultation

Dr. Wilfrido Villacorta, president of the Yuchengco Center for East Asia (YCEA) and full professor of political science, represented the Philippines in the first regional consultation for the 2002 Global Human Development Report (HDR) on January 21-22.

Sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the consultation was held in Jakarta, Indonesia, and was attended by specialists from Central, South, Southeast, and North Asia, and by top UNDP officials. The Global HDR is published annually by the United Nations, along with national HDRs.

Villacorta also presented the proposal for the first Human Development Report for Southeast Asia. The research and writing will be conducted by the YCEA, in cooperation with other leading research institutes in the region.

IS gets virtual tour of France

On January 16, the International Studies Department-French Studies Program was treated to a virtual tour of France in a lecture titled “Pot-Pourri of Cities” presented by Marion Lamy, cultural coordinator of the French Embassy.

Lamy guided the audience through the main cities in France namely Marseille, Lyon, Strasbourg, and Bordeux. During the virtual tour, she presented important insights on French lifestyle and revealed how closely related Filipinos are to the French, especially in the aspects of food and fashion. Students, faculty, and administrators also discovered the French culture through the lives of artists and writers like Camus, Toulouse-Lautrec, Cejanne, and Monet.

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