The Hofstra University Center for Civic Engagement’s (CCE) upcoming Day of Dialogue features more than a dozen student-led discussions and expert panels on timely issues including post-9/11 surveillance of Muslim communities in the United States, the impact of recent leaks investigations on journalists, the use of force as a U.S. foreign policy tool, and more locally, the redevelopment of the Nassau Coliseum area.
Panelists for the 11th annual event, which will be held next Wed., Oct. 23 starting at 9 a.m., include two Pulitzer-Prize winning journalists, state and local legislators, community advocates, as well as Hofstra University students and professors across several disciplines.
“In this age of communication and high technology, too often it seems as if everyone is speaking at the same time, and no one is really listening to anyone,” said Professor Mario Murillo, co-director of the CCE and chair of the Radio, Television, Film Department. “In contrast, Day of Dialogue gives students, faculty and the Hofstra community in general a wonderful opportunity to engage in thoughtful, reasoned discussion about a wide array of issues affecting our world, all in the spirit of civic engagement and positive change.”
Other highlights include a forum for international students, a one-woman show by performance artist Qurrat Ann Kadwani, as well as a presentation by Mirta Ojito, Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter and author of a book about the murder of undocumented Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero.