Join Professor of History Carolyn Eisenberg and Hofstra students tomorrow, Sept. 24, for “A Conversation on the Use of Military Force” – the second workshop in the Fall 2014 International Scene Lecture Series, in the Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, South Campus, 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Common Hour). The lecture is free and open to the public.
“With heavy U.S. bombing inside Syria taking place right now, the question of how our government uses military power is of particular importance,” said Professor Eisenberg. “The President’s decision to wage a new war in the Middle East will have major implications for years to come.”
The event will also include a short video excerpt of journalist Bill Moyers’ interview with Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations and history at Boston University and an expert on the role of the military in U.S. foreign policy.
All three of this year’s talks in the lecture series focus on how foreign policy is challenged by issues such as ongoing global conflicts and climate change. The final lecture, on Oct. 8, will be given by Peter Beinart, associate professor of journalism and political science at the City University of New York, who will focus on Gaza and the prospects for peace in that region.
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 Eisenberg, Linda Longmire, and Martin Melkonian serve as the series’ co-directors. For more information, call the Department of Economics at 516-463-5595.