This fall’s International Scene Lecture Series will feature two talks that focus on the theme of challenges to U.S. foreign policy:
Tuesday, Oct 6: “American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity,” presented by Christian Appy (pictured above, right), professor of history at the University of Massachusetts.
Thursday, Oct. 15: “Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror,” presented by Phyllis Bennis, fellow and director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.
“Much has been written in the mainstream press about U.S. foreign policy. Both Chris Appy and Phyllis Bennis offer challenging alternative perspectives and policy recommendations for us to consider,” said Martin Melkonian, adjunct associate professor of economics and co-director of the International Scene series.
Both talks will be held from 12:40-2:10 PM in the Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus. Admission is free and open to the public.
The International Scene Lecture Series is sponsored by the Departments of Economics, History and Sociology, in cooperation with the Hofstra University Center for Civic Engagement, Long Island Teachers for Human Rights, and the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives.
For more information, contact Prof. Melkonian at 516-463-5595 or Martin.Melkonian@hofstra.edu.