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Mansfield Faculty Forum on International Development

Once a semester, the Mansfield Faculty Forum on International Development gives a University of Montana faculty member the opportunity to present their current research and work on international development to a forum of interested faculty members and advanced graduate students. These forums provide an opportunity for faculty to not only learn more about each other's work, but also to share their own experiences and views on the topic.

Ecotourism and Sustainable Development:  The Case of Mango Bay Resort in Vietnam.

Teresa Sobieszczyk

Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Led by Dr. Teresa Sobieszczyk of the Department of Sociology
In her talk, Dr. Sobieszczyk will present two sociological approaches to sustainable development and an evaluation of the Vietnamese government's approach to sustainable development to date. She will conclude by presenting a case of free trade environmentalist sustainable development–-Mango Bay Resort, on Phu Quoc Island—which provides an alternative for Vietnam in the face its failure thus far to promote sustainable development along policy reformist lines. The case study is based on data she gathered in Vietnam as a Fulbright Scholar in 2012-13.

Those interested in learning more about the upcoming faculty forum should contact the Mansfield Center at (406) 243-2988.