25 February, 2010

Geeking out

Sort of an embarrassment of riches this week at UT Austin:
Tonight, I'm off to hear Mary Robinson speak at the LBJ School. [Free passes still avail. @ Union]
Actually headed for a brown bag session with her this afternoon. Not that I don't have a heap of work to do on deadline...
And, I just found out that MIT Econ Prof. Esther Duflo is lecturing on poverty and microfinance tomorrow on campus. [3:30-5 p.m. ACES Bldg., Rm 2.302, FREE]

O.k., well, it's exciting to a poverty and human rights geek like me...

23 February, 2010

Completely irrelevant to most of you, but...

It's snowing. In Austin.
It was 23C on Sunday.
And now it's snowing as I try to listening to a former U.S. ambassador talk about democracy and development in Africa.
I would rather be outside making snow angels.