Hofstra University’s Center for Civic Engagement and the International Scene Lecture Series will present four events this semester that examine the theme, “What Kind of America: Urgent Domestic and Foreign Policy Challenges.”
“In our first two talks, Les Payne will be speaking to issues that affect police behavior in communities of color, while Aviva Chomsky will highlight the border crisis of immigrant children from Central America,” said Martin Melkonian, adjunct associate professor of economics and co-director of the International Scene series. “We need to consider what sort of policy changes must be adopted to address these and other important challenges.”
Key events in the series include:
- “Fifty Years After Selma: What Would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X Say About Race Matters Today?” featuring Les Payne, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former Newsday columnist who is currently working on a biography of Malcolm X. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 2:55-4:20 p.m., Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
- “America’s Border Crisis: How Immigration Became Illegal,” featuring Aviva Chomsky, Professor of History and coordinator of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies, Salem State University. Monday, March 2, 2015, 2:55-4:20 p.m., Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
- Globalization Day: an interdisciplinary all-day event featuring panels, workshops, screenings, and performances examining the challenges of globalization. Speakers TBD. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, Events will be held in various locations across the South Campus.
- Earth Day: an annual Earth Day commemoration with an array of events promoting environmental awareness, sustainability, and green living. Speakers TBD. Presented by the Center for Civic Engagement and Students for a Greener Hofstra. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, various locations on the South Campus.
Featured image: Les Payne and Aviva Chomsky