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Academic Lectures 2010-2011

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September 17, 2010
Constitution Day
Jay Heffron, Professor of History;
James Spady, Assistant Professor of American History;
George Busenberg, Associate Professor of Environmental Management & Policy
A roundtable discussion featuring faculty perspectives on the U.S. Constitution and marking Constitution Day
Sponsored by: HUM Concentration


October 06, 2010
Q & A Session with Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Betty Williams and Shirin Ebadi
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Betty Williams (Ireland) and Shirin Ebadi (Iran)
Sponsored by: Academic Affairs

October 21, 2010
Understanding the Social & Political Impact of the 2009 Honduran Coup d'Etat
Miriam Miranda, Coordinator of the Organizacion Fraternal Negra Hondurena Fraternal Black Organization of Honduras; Andres Pavon, President of the Comite para la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos en Honduras Committee for the Defense of Human Rights in Honduras; Angel Antonio Jimenez, Consultant to Peasant Communities & Cooperatives; Marcelino Borjas, Professor of Economics at the Universidad Pedagogica Nacional "Francisco Marroquin" and Consultant to Workers Unions
The four speakers from the Frente Nacional de Resistencia Popular explain the basic outline of the coup, its economic and political consequences, the types of human rights abuses that have been occurring, and the specific impact on peasants, workers, women, and indigenous and Afro-Honduran populations
Sponsored by: INTS Concentration

November 04, 2010
Abused: The Postville Raid - A Documentary Film About US Immigration Policy, Deportations, and Their Effects on Guatemalan Famales
Luis Argueta, Filmmaker
Film screening of "Abused: The Postville Raid" followed by discussion and a Q&A session with Mr. Argueta
Sponsored by: SBS/INTS Concentrations

January 27, 2011
Women Essential for Sustainable Peace
UN Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury
Based on Dr. Chowdhury's initiative in March 2000 as the President of the Security Council that achieved political and conceptual breakthrough that led to the adoption of the groundbreaking UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women and peace & security.
Sponsored by: Academic Affairs

February 9, 2011
Environmental Studies Seminar: "The Impact of Climate Change on the Fisheries of Cambodia"
His Excellency Dr. Nao Thouk, Under Secretary of State, Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries
Lecture presentation by Dr. Thouk on changes in climate and the global economy on the Fisheries and environment of Cambodia
Sponsored by: Environmental Studies

February 23, 2011
"A Small Act" film screening
The showing of the film by Jennifer Arnold, "A Small Act" Film based on a young child, Chris Mburu, in Kenya who received a $15 scholarship from a Swedish woman.  Her steady sponsorship put Chris through school and eventually launched him into Harvard Law School.  He began a scholarship for the children in his village. 
Sponsored by: INTS Concentration 

March 16, 2011
"Nightwind" ~ A Theatrical Performance by Hector Aristizabal

Hector Aristizabal and Diane Lefer of ImaginAction organization
Dramatization of political oppression with techniques by Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed.  Discussion followed by Hector Aristizabal and Diane Lefer on their book, The Blessing Next to the Wound: A Story of Art, Activism, and Transformation
Sponsored by: INTS and SBS Concentrations

April 5-11, 2011
"A week-long course on the civil rights movement and non-violence"
Dr. Vincent Harding, a Professor Emeritus of the lliff School of Theology and former colleague of Martin Luther King, Jr.
We have scheduled a week-long course on non-violence and the civil rights movement which will be co-taught by Dr. Vincient Harding, Professor Emeritus of the lliff School of Theology and former colleague of Martin Luther King, Jr., and staff of Pace e Bene, a center for non-violence education. Dr. Harding served as an advisor to the award winning PBS-TV series, Eyes on the Prize, the most comprehensive television documentary on the American civil rights movement. Dr. Harding hopes the course will serve as a model that may be implemented
at other universities.
Sponsored by: Academic Affairs