This fall’s International Scene Lecture Series features two talks that will examine factors affecting U.S. foreign policy, with the hope of stimulating conversation and debate among members of the Hofstra community:
Tuesday September 26, 2017, 12:45-2:10 p.m.: War, Trump and the Media featuring speaker Norman Solomon, writer, activist, media critic, and founder of Institute for Public Accuracy. Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 4:30-6 p.m.: Pursuing Peace: The Role of Civil Society featuring speaker Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalist Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
“Each semester, the International Scene Lecture Series brings faculty, students and community members together to consider the current challenges of U.S. policies,” said Professor Martin Melkonian, adjunct associate professor of economics and series co-director. “In a time of ‘endless war,’ the sessions with Solomon and Bennis will explore the necessity of gathering reliable information and the role of civil society in affecting foreign policy.”
Following the Oct. 5 lecture, Hofstra’s Center for Civic Engagement will celebrate the inauguration of its Institute for Peace Studies at a reception during the annual Gandhi commemoration on the International Day of Non-Violence, in the Student Center Multipurpose Room, 6-8 pm. The keynote speaker is Rev. Mark Lukens, chair of The Interfaith Alliance LI. Other speakers will include CCE directors, Peace Fellows, community activists, and Hofstra Faculty. RSVP to IPS@hofstra.edu.
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 Hofstra’s Center for Civic Engagement, Institute for Peace Studies, Peace Action Matters, and Hofstra Cultural Center; 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