World on Wednesday Series, Fall 2009

The Center for International Service at the College of Staten Island has announced the line-up for this fall’s World On Wednesday Lecture Series.

“Our speakers at the World on Wednesday events talk about their own personal experience and present their topics in an informal style, including audio-visuals as appropriate,” says Winnie Brophy, Special Programs Assistant at the Center. “Discussions in the series serve to introduce and encourage students to participate in the wide range of study abroad programs available to them through the Center for International Service.”

For a complete list of of updated events, visit the CSI Event Calendar.

The schedule of lectures, which all take place in the Campus Center, Room 227 from 12:20pm to 1:10pm (except where noted), is as follows:

October 7: Zamira Begolli, a CSI student from Albania studying Psychology, and Daria Petrova, a CSI student from Russia studying International Business, “Learning About the United States and Foreign Affairs”

October 14: Alan Benimoff, Engineering Science and Physics, and the Center for Environmental Science, “Worldwide Geologic Hazards”

October 21: Catherine Lavender, History and the American Studies Program, “Ecotrekking in Costa Rica”

October 28: Cary Karacas, Geography, “Effects of the U.S. Occupation on Tokyo, 1945-2005”

November 4: Roshen Hendrickson, Political Science, “Obama‚Äôs Foreign Policy toward Sub-Saharan Africa”

November 11: Robert William Dry, U.S. State Department Diplomat-in-Residence, “The Role of Diplomacy in an Increasingly Complex World.” This lecture will be held in the Campus Center, Room 211.

November 18: Barbara Clark, Center for International Service, “My Journey to Japan”

December 2: Maria Clara Mondejar-Nicasio, the Adult Learning Center, “Mixing Languages in the Global Environment”

December 9: Ananya Mukherjea, Women’s Studies and Sociology, “Sex Worker Organizing, Welfare, Health, and Legality in South Asia: An Introduction to Some of the Largest Concerns”

The World on Wednesday series is sponsored by the Center for International Service and is approved for CC CLUE credit.

The World on Wednesday series at CSI offers a wide variety of interesting lectures this semester.

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