The Fall 2014 International Scene Lecture Series kicks off this week with author and economic historian Richard Smith, who will deliver a talk entitled “Beyond Growth or Beyond Capitalism” on Wed., Sept. 17, 2014 from 3-4:20 pm in the Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, South Campus.
Dr. Smith’s talk, as well as the two others in the lecture series, will focus on how foreign policy is challenged by issues such as ongoing global conflicts and climate change. His latest book, To Save a Planet, Turn the World Upside Down, will be published next year.
Wed. September 24: “A Conversation on the Use of Military Force” with Professor Carolyn Eisenberg and Hofstra students. It will include a short excerpt of Bill Moyers’ interview with Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations and history at Boston University. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, South Campus, 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wed October 8: “The Aftermath of Gaza: Prospects for Peace between Israel and the Palestinians” with Peter Beinart, associate professor of journalism and political science at the City University of New York. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, South Campus, 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The International Scene Lecture Series is sponsored by the Departments of Economics, History and Sociology in the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, in cooperation with the Hofstra University Center for Civic Engagement, Hofstra Cultural Center, Long Island Teachers for Human Rights, and the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives.
Professors Carolyn Eisenberg, Linda Longmire, and Martin Melkonian serve as the series’ co-directors. For more information, call the Department of Economics at 516-463-5595.