On September 15, Hans Peter Schmitz spoke to about 90 students and faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS) about the current crisis in Somalia and the responsibilities of the global community. The talk titled "International Responses to the Somalia Famine: Too little, Too late"
in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library was followed by additional comments via Skype from recent Hobart graduate Matt Wilson ‘10 who is currently serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia. Wilson offered first-hand information about current relief efforts as well as the situation in refugee camps in the border region. This event represented the end of a fundraising and awareness week organized by the HWS branch of Americans for Informed Democracy. Donations go to Oxfam USA.