The Core 100 program invites students and faculty from the College to join us for our weekly lecture series. Each week, all of the first-year students participate in lecture-discussions with about 400 of their classmates. We have space in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Williamson Theatre to accommodate individual guests, and can have as many as two additional classes at each of the lectures. No permission is needed for classes to attend, but please notify Donna Scimeca (718.982.3405) if you plan to bring a class.

The lectures are 50 minutes and are all in the Williamson Theatre. They meet on the following days/times: Wednesdays at 11:15am and 1:25pm; on Thursdays at 8:00am, 10:10am, 4:40pm, and 6:30pm; on Saturdays at 10:10am in Building 1P, Room 119.

The focus of the Core Lecture Series this semester will be to directly link the program’s curriculum to current events.

The Lecture Series Schedule for the Week of Mar. 2, 2020

Wednesday, Mar. 4:
-11:15am: “An Overview of Federalism and States’ Rights,” presented by William Fallon

This lecture will present a fundamental glimpse into Federalism–its origins, purpose, and structure, along with the concept of states’ rights. The discussion will incorporate an issue attracting particular attention as of late, which lies at the very heart of Federalism–the postured policy of Sanctuary cities pitted against the current administration’s struggles with immigration. Are these cities/states within their rights to implement these methods or are they violating federal law by continuing this practice?

William Fallon has been an Adjunct Lecturer in CSI’s Core Program since 2015. He was awarded his MA in History from CSI in 2013. Additionally, in January 2018, Professor Fallon became the first student ever at CSI to be awarded a Certificate in Public History.

Thursday, Mar. 5:
All Lectures: “LGBTQ Rights Today,” presented by Jeremiah Jurkiewicz

This lecture will explore the rights that the LGBTQ+ community continues to fight for today in the U.S. The upcoming presidential election will also be discussed and how it affects the community.

Jeremiah Jurkiewicz is the LGBTQ Resource Center/Pluralism & Diversity Coordinator in the Office of Student Life. He graduated from CSI with a Bachelor’s degree in 2012 and serves as Co-Chair of the CUNY LGBTQI+ Council.