The Departments of Economics, History and Sociology in the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will present the second event in this semester’s International Scene Lecture Series focusing on foreign policy challenges in the 2016 elections: “The Refugee Crisis: What Can Be Done?” featuring author and activist David Wildman on Tuesday, March 1, 2:20- 3:45 pm, Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, South Campus.
Wildman, executive secretary for human rights and racial justice with the United Methodist Church’s General Board of Global Ministries, will discuss the state of refugees in Syria and Iraq and also describe his visits to neighboring countries Lebanon and Jordan, where he was able to observe the migration crisis resulting from war and conflict.
“I’ll be talking about how we can address the protection and human rights of refugees, and lift up the ways that communities like Hofstra can make a difference here in the U.S. — including welcoming refugees, addressing U.S. military and diplomatic involvement in the region, and funding support for immediate needs for all those uprooted by violence,” he said.
The final event in the spring lecture series will be “Civil War in Syria: Is There a Way Out?” with Patrick Lawrence, writer and columnist, Salon.com and The New Yorker, on Wed., March 9, at 2:20 in the Guthart Cultural Center Theater.
Both events are free and open to the public. The International Lecture Series is presented in cooperation with the Hofstra University Center for Civic Engagement, as well as Long Island Teachers for Human Rights and the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives.