The Center for International Service announces the fall 2012 World on Wednesday Lecture Series. WoW presentations take place on Wednesdays in the Campus Center (Building 1C) Green Dolphin Lounge, except where noted.

WOW is especially intended to inspire students to want to learn more about the world during their time at CSI. 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. Speakers talk about their own personal experience and present their topics in an informal style, including audio visuals tools.

The World on Wednesday series is sponsored by the Center for International Service. Class participation is welcome. All events are approved for a CC CLUE credit. 

If you wish to participate or to suggest another speaker, please contact Winnie Brophy at the Center for International Service at 718.982.2100 or

A list of presentations for the fall is as follows:

October 3
Title: Taurine 2012 in Marrakech, Morocco – The Student Experience
Speakers: A panel of CSI students who participated in the Taurine Conference
October 10
Title: Transcultural Nursing and Global Health in Costa Rica
Speaker: Regina Gonzalez-Lama, Nursing

October 17
Title: Reflections on African Cinema
Speaker: Terry Rowden, English

October 24
Title: A Personal Visit to the World of International Business
Speaker: Dean L. Balsamini, NYS Small Business Development Center
Campus Center, Room 211
October 31
Title: Study Abroad in Japan – Land of Anime, Sushi, and Temples through the Eyes of CSI Students
Speakers: CSI Study Abroad Japan Program Alumni

November 7
Title: Israel/Palestine and the Queer International
Speaker: Sarah Schulman, English
November 14
Title: U.S.-Latin American Relations: The Next Four Years
Speaker: Jane Marcus-Delgado, World Languages and Literatures
Campus Center, Room 211
November 28
Title: The Challenge of Being a U.S. Diplomat
Speaker: Patricia H. H. Guy, CUNY Diplomat-in-Residence
December 5
Title: French Women Artists
Speaker: Noelle Rouxel Cubberly, World Languages and Literatures