February 25, 2014

Media Availability – Jini Roby

Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to attend a media availability with Jini L. Roby, an internationally respected child welfare expert, at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, 1231 Lincoln Drive, in the old U.S. Forestry Building.  David Yepsen, institute director, will serve as moderator.  

Roby will present a lecture, “Issues in Child Welfare Here and Around the Globe,” at the Carbondale Civic Center, 200 S. Illinois Ave., at noon. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m.  Roby is a professor at Brigham Young University and her research focus is on global issues of children at risk. She was a senior program specialist with the Fulbright Scholars Program from 2008 to 2013 and has also worked as a consultant for many countries in Africa and Asia, along with international non-profit organizations that serve vulnerable children and families. 

For more information contact Delio Calzolari, institute associate director, at 618/453-4009.