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The List – SSU’s War and Peace Lecture Series

Monday, September 1st, 2014 | Posted by

 

War and PeaceThe SSU War & Peace Lecture Series provides a diverse lineup of speakers each year that discuss topics including a world submerged in war, political unrest, the intelligence community, internet technology and more. The series began in 1986 as a multi-disciplinary program to provide the campus community with cultural enrichment.

This year the series is hosted by English Professor Tim Wandling. The public lecture series will be held every Tuesday at 5 p.m. from Aug 26 to Dec 9 in Warren Auditorium on the second floor of Ives Hall. Admission to the series is free but there is a daily parking fee of $5.

The series is both a lecture and graded academic course. This year’s series features a renewed focus on human rights, power people and 21st century solutions to questions about war.

SSU’s War and Peace Lecture Series

  • Sept 2 – US-NATO global empire in service to the Transnational Capitalist Class and the circumstances of the Ukraine – Peter Phillips, SSU Prof of Sociology and Former National Dir of Project Censored
  • Sept 9 – America as Global Vigilante: Foreign Policy, Public Opinion, and Hollywood Mythmaking – Marco Calavita, SSU Professor of Communications Studies.
  • Sept 16 – Veteran’s panel – Three speakers from different eras of conflict will join us for a panel discussion: Al Liner (Viet Nam), Terri Boyer (First Gulf War) and War and Peace alum and current SSU student Adam Brashears (Afghanistan).
  • Sept 23 – The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Historical Context and Personal Reflections – Therese Mughannam, Chuck Sher, and Laure Reichek, Peace Activists and Bridge-Builders
  • Sept 30 – The Science of War (and Peace) – Lynn Cominsky, SSU Professor of Physics
  • Oct 7 – Internet Technology: Liberating or Controlling – Farid Farahmand, SSU Prof of Engineering Science
  • Oct 14 – Peace and Protest in the Arts – Tim Wandling, SSU professor of English.
  • Oct 21 – The Relevance of the United Nations – Rashmi Singh, SSU Professor Emeritus in Humanities and Peace Studies. Current President of the United Nations Association of Sonoma County.
  • Oct 28 – Global Governance, People Power and Nonviolent Solutions – Cynthia Boaz, SSU Professor of Political Science
  • Nov 4 – The Case for an Enforceable International Bill of Rights – Kirk Boyd, Lawyer, Legal Activist and Executive Director of the International Bill of Rights.
  • Nov 11 – No Lecture (Veterans Day)
  • Nov 18 – Nonviolence and the New Paradigm – Michael Nagler, U C Berkeley Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies and President of Metta Center for Non Violence.
  • Nov 25 – Into the Current: Burma’s Political Prisoners – Film (Jeanne Hallacy, 2012)
  • Dec 2 – Peace through Sustainability – Jason Mark, Journalist and Organic Farmer
  • Dec 9 – Students Open Mike

The SSU campus is located at 1801 East Cotati Avenue. For additional information contact JAG Public Relations at 795-9400.

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