We are delighted to announce the Spring 2020 World on Wednesday (WOW) Lecture Series featuring faculty and staff from across the campus. WOW lectures bring the world to CSI students and faculty and are designed to teach our community more about the world, culture, politics, and human rights. This term we’re bringing the world to CSI through these lectures:

March 18

Title: Fulbright U.S. Student Program Opportunity

Summary: Michele Callahan, Scholarship Advisor from the Fellowship and Scholarship Office will speak about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program opportunity to the CSI community. Come and learn about this prestigious program.

March 25

Title: The Gender Pay Gap Around the World

Summary: Women’s Equal Pay Day in the U.S. for 2020 is Tuesday, Mar. 31. To highlight this occasion, Dr. Alyson Bardsley, Associate Professor in the English Department and the Program in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Co-Director of the Bertha Harris Women’s Center, will present on the causes and effects of gender-based pay inequality in several international contexts.

April 1

Title: Culture of Argentina/Argentina in Language, Culture, and Customs/Argentinian Traditions

Summary: Leonardo Pignataro from Student Success will share his heritage as an Argentine, as well as the country’s culture and its soccer, food, and elegant architecture.

April 22

Title: Antisemitism – A History of Hate

Summary: Amy Posner, Multifaith Center, Hillel at the College of Staten Island, will give an introduction to antisemitism from an historical perspective and how it is manifested today. Mr. Arthur Spielman who lived through those times, will share his early life experience. Come and listen to a first-hand and personal experience of a Holocaust survivor’s story.

April 29

Title: Bulgaria-The Land of Roses

Summary: Join us for a special presentation from four overseas scientists from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and former Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Solomon Passy. Our special guests will share with you the beauty of Bulgaria, a Balkan nation with its natural variety of mountains, plains, lakes, and rivers. The scientists are Bela Yonkova Vasileva, Dessislava Nikolaeva Staneva, George Angelov Miloshev, and Milena Georgieva Vasileva.

Please encourage your students and colleagues to attend these terrific lectures on campus. Each lecture will take place either at the Campus Center (Building 1C) Green Dolphin Lounge or Room 211 from 12:20pm to 1:10pm on Wednesday’s during the term.

The World on Wednesday lecture series is sponsored by the Center for Global Engagement. It is a CC CLUE event. If you wish to present, please contact Winnie Brophy at 718.982.2100 or winnie.brophy@csi.cuny.edu.

Online, you will find a printable flyer for you to post on your door or forward to others who may be interested.

By Winnie Brophy