Willner, Dorothy

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1927 Born in New York, NY
1947 Graduates with a Ph.D from the University of Chicago
1950-1951 Awarded the Wenner-Gren for Ethnographic research in Ecuador on Technology and Social Organization of Highland Indians as part of the Heye Foundation of Museum of the American Indian
1952 Conducts Graduate Study at John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
1952 Marries Sidney Willner, a lawyer who aided in the denationalization of the German coal and steel industry after the Second World War and postwar Hilton International Inc. partner
1953 Awarded Masters of Arts from the University of Chicago
1953-1954 Studies at the University of Paris
1953 Becomes an Instructor of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Chicago
1955-1958 Serves as an anthropologist for the Department of Land Settlement, Jewish Agency in Jerusalem, Israel
1958 Serves as a Technical Assistance Administration Expert in Community Development in Mexico
1959-1960 Becomes an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Iowa, Iowa City
1960 Publishes "Community Leadership" for the United Nations
1960 The International Organization of Consumer Unions is formed in The Hague, including members from Brussels, London and New York
1961 Awarded a PhD from the University of Chicago
1961-1962 Serves as a Research Association at Research Center in Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago, Illinois
1962-1963 Becomes an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1964-1965 Becomes an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Hunter College of the City University of New York, New York, NY
1966-1970 Joins the faculty of University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, as an Associate Professor of Anthropology; Granted tenure in 1967 and promoted to full professor in 1970
1968 IOCU adopts a new constitution, expanding voting members of the organization from the original founders to the entire membership
1969 Publishes Nation-Building and Community in Israel
1970s IOCU creates a regional office in Asia, including an advisory committee comprising of member from India, Singapore, Malaysia, Fiji and the Philippines
1973 Contributes to Ronald Yelin Cheng's essay collection The Sociology of Revolution 1
974-1983 Serves as the representative of IOCU at the United Nations
1975 Attends the Trade and Development Conference on the control of restrictive business practices
1978 Manages the IOCU "A World in Crisis" Conference
1978 Attends the United Nations "The Decade of Women" conference
1979 IOCU hosts a dinner in honor of Colston Warne
1979 Participates in the World Health Assembly deliberations on the Code of Marketing Practices of Breast Milk Substitutes 1980s IOCU advises regional offices and the United Nations to ban Clioquinol and Chinoform, used in travel medication, for alleged adverse neurological and gastrointestinal side effects
1981 IOCU establishes a "Consumer Interpol," a global network of correspondents who monitor the marketing and sale of potentially hazardous products on local, national and regional levels
1981 Manages the IOCU Tenth World Congress on "The Food Crisis" and the "Consumer in a Shrinking World"
1981 Contributes to a World Health Organization Infant Formula Resolution
1982 With the assistance of IOCU's Consumer Interpol, the United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution for "protection against products harmful to health and the environment."
1985 After more than a decade of campaigning, the United Nations adopts IOCU protocols as the United Nations Guidelines on Consumer Protection.
1990 Dismissed from the faculty of the University of Kansas for allegedly "failing to carry out academic responsibilities"
1993 Dies, leaving her husband and two daughters, Karen Ferguson and Denise Pavia, and a grandson
2005 Sidney Willner dies


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