This spring’s International Scene Lecture Series features two talks that examine the crossroads of war and climate change:
Thursday, February 14, 2019: Prospects for Ending Conflicts in the Middle East, featuring Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalist Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019: War and the Green Economy, featuring Medea Benjamin, author, social justice advocate, and co-founder of Code Pink.
Both talks will be from 12:50-2:10 pm in the Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus. Admission is free and open to the public.
“Phyllis Bennis and Medea Benjamin are both exceptional speakers, writers, and activists who will surely challenge us to consider how issues of conflict, global climate change, and social justice converge in the modern world,” said Professor Martin Melkonian, adjunct associate professor of economics and series co-director.
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, Long Island Teachers for Human Rights, Honors College, Hofstra Cultural Center; Peace Action Matters at Hofstra, and the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives.
For more information, contact Prof. Melkonian at 516-463-5595 or Martin.Melkonian@hofstra.edu