Tax Expert, Indian Filmmakers, Advocate for People with AIDS, Goldman Sachs President Among Speakers at Yale University

The following talks at Yale University during the week of Oct. 6-12 are free and open to the public.

Tax policies for nonprofits is subject of talk

James J. McGovern, a principal with KPMG Peat Marwick’s Exempt Organization Tax Practice, will discuss Congress’s 1996 overhaul of tax regulations for nonprofit organizations in a talk on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at noon in the first-floor conference room of 88 Trumbull St. His talk, titled “Protecting Yourself and Your Board Members: Personal Tax Liability under Intermediate Sanctions,” is sponsored by the Program on Non-Profit Organizations at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies.

Mr. McGovern will discuss changes made by Congress in 1996 legislation in the wake of scandals involving major nonprofit organizations, and will identify strategies for implementing or improving intermediate sanctions risk-management programs. He formerly served as assistant commissioner and associate chief counsel for the Exempt Organizations division of the Internal Revenue Service. He is the author of numerous articles in national journals and holds law degrees from the Catholic University of America and George Washington University.

Ghana’s former finance minister to open lecture series

Kwesi Botchwey, a development adviser at the Harvard Institute for International Development who served as minister of finance in Ghana 1982-95, will be the opening speaker in the lecture series “What Happened to African Socialism?” sponsored by the Yale Center for International and Area Studies’ Council on African Studies. Mr. Botchwey’s talk, titled “Growing up a Young Pioneer,” will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 4-5 p.m. in Rm. 203 of Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave.

Mr. Botchwey has been widely recognized in international development circles as a leading advocate of African economic reform and development. As Ghana’s minister of finance, he spearheaded a program of economic reform and transformation in sub-Saharan Africa. He is a member of the advisory boards of a number of African research and development assistance institutions, and he has chaired the economic committee of the Washington-based Global Coalition for Africa since its inception five years ago. He also has been appointed by the International Monetary Fund to conduct the first review of its loan program, Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility.

Indian film producers to discuss their work at screening

Film producers Anurag Singh and Jharana Jhaveri will discuss their film “Kaise Jeebo Re!” “How Do I Survive?” following the screening of the work” on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave. The event is sponsored by the Program in Agrarian Studies. The documentary is about the uprootment, struggle and survival of people displaced by the Bargi dam on the Narmada River in western India. Shot over six years, it reflects the belief of the film’s creators that the Narmada project, one of the biggest river projects in the world, hurts the interests of poor and marginal groups.

Mr. Singh has been involved in photography, cinematography and filmmaking since 1984, and has focused his work on political, environmental and social issues. His other films include “Manibeli,” about police repression in the Indian village of Manibeli, and “Battle for Peace,” a documentary about Burmese students in exile in India. Ms. Jhaveri’s work is also focused on environmental, political and human rights issues. She teaches rural and urban Indians how to use film as a medium of social transformation and empowerment.

Theater director will read works by Irish writers

Richard Digby Day, director of the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut, will present a reading titled “Irish Voices: Irish Poetry and Prose, 1900-1940” on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of the Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. His talk is being offered in conjunction with the center’s exhibit “Irish Paintings from the Collection of Brian P. Burns.”

Since training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Mr. Day has been director of five regional theaters in Great Britain. He was also the artistic director of the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre for many years, where his work included more than 20 major productions of Shakespeare’s plays. He has been director of the National Theater Institute since 1990, and has served since 1993 as vice president of the Shaw Society. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an associate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Advocate for people with AIDS to discuss challenges of HIV

“Future Challenges of HIV From a PWA’s Perspective” is the title of a talk being presented on Thursday, Oct. 9, by Michael Shriver, director of public policy for the National Association of People with AIDS. Mr. Shriver’s talk, part of the Yale AIDS Colloquium Series sponsored by the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, will begin at 4 p.m. at 77 Prospect St.

Mr. Shriver served 1993-95 as executive director of Mobilization Against AIDS in San Francisco, where he worked on protecting and augmenting federal funding for HIV/AIDS prevention and care. He also worked on the creation and establishment of the Comprehensive HIV Prevention Working Group under the auspices of the Department of Health and Human Services. He more recently served on the steering committee convened by the National Institutes of Health to examine ethical aspects of HIV-prevention vaccines.

Goldman Sachs president is featured in SOM talk

Henry M. Paulson Jr., president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs and Company, will discuss the topic “Managing a Global Financial Institution” on Friday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-11:45 p.m. in Rm. 114 of Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, corner of Grove and Prospect streets. His talk is part of the Perspectives on Management series offered by the School of Management.

Mr. Paulson joined Goldman Sachs’ Chicago office in 1974 and was elected a partner with the company in 1982. He previously served as co-head of the investment banking division, was made partner-in-charge of the Midwest investment banking region in 1983 and became managing partner of the Chicago office in 1988. He currently serves as a member of the company’s Executive Committee.

News coverage of children’s issues is subject of talk

“How the News Media Covers Children’s Issues” will be the subject of a talk on Friday, Oct. 10, by Cathy Trost, director of the Casey Journalism Center for Children and Families at the University of Maryland. Her talk, part of the weekly lecture series on social policy issues sponsored by the Bush Center in Child Development and Social Policy, will begin at noon in Rose Alumni House, 232 York St.

The Casey Center was established in 1993 to enhance reporting about the issues and institutions affecting disadvantaged children and their families, and to increase public awareness about the concerns facing at-risk children. Before becoming director of the center, Ms. Trost was a journalist for nearly 20 years. Most recently, she worked for nine years in the Wall Street Journal’s Washington bureau as a reporter covering urban affairs, housing, labor and workforce issues, as well as child and family issues.

Prior to that, Ms. Trost was a reporter for the Detroit Free Press and United Press International. She is the author of “Elements of Risk,” a book about the chemical industry, published in 1984. She was the recipient of an Alicia Patterson Foundation journalism fellowship in 1981 and currently serves on the Patterson Foundation’s board of directors. For further information, call 432-9935.

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