The primary mission of the Landegger Program is to train students for work at the intersection of international public and private sector activities. These young professionals, highly attuned to and knowledgeable of the demands and requirements of both sectors, will help bridge the differences in perception and communication that often separate these vital segments of society. The Landegger Program training provides the academic foundation upon which students pursue their individual opportunities, as well as promote broader societal goals around the world.
On Tuesday, February 27th, two workers from the Alta Gracia factory in the Dominican Republic joined us in John Kline’s Ethical Decision Making class. Elba Nurys and Adonis Rodriguez shared stories about the terrible working conditions and abuse they endured in sweatshops in the past, and how much their lives have been improved by working in the Alta Gracia factory and earning a living wage for themselves and their families. Students had an opportunity to ask questions and engage in a meaningful conversation with Elba, Adonis, and their union representative, Hanoi Sosa.