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Center for Civic Engagement
  • Fall 2017 Lecture Series

    Hofstra University’s Departments of Economics, History, and Sociology,
    in cooperation with Hofstra’s Center for Civic Engagement, Institute for Peace Studies, Peace Action Matters, and Hofstra Cultural Center; Long Island Teachers for Human Rights; and the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives present:

    INTERNATIONAL SCENE LECTURE SERIES – Fall 2017

    Tuesday September 26, 2017, 12:45-2:10 p.m.: War, Trump and the Media featuring speaker Norman Solomon, writer, activist, media critic, and founder of Institute for Public Accuracy
    Normon Solomon

    Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus


    Thursday, October 5, 2017, 4:30-6 p.m.: Pursuing Peace: The Role of Civil Society featuring speaker Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalist Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.
    Phyllis Bennis

    Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus


    Following the lecture, join us for the annual Gandhi Commemoration on Nonviolence, as well as for a reception celebrating the inauguration of the Center for Civic Engagement’s Institute for Peace Studies at Hofstra University, Student Center Multipurpose Room, 6-8 pm, featuring keynote speaker Rev. Mark Lukens, Chair, The Interfaith Alliance LI.  Other speakers include CCE directors, Peace Fellows, community activists, and Hofstra faculty.  RSVP to IPS@hofstra.edu.

    Admission is free and open to the public.

    Series Co-Directors: Dr. Carolyn Eisenberg, Dr. Linda Longmire and Prof. Martin Melkonian

    For information, contact Prof. Melkonian at (516)-463-5595.

  • Spring 2017 Lecture Series

    Hofstra University's Departments of Economics, History and Sociology
    in cooperation with The Center for Civic Engagement
    Long Island Teachers for Human Rights and the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives present:

    INTERNATIONAL SCENE LECTURE SERIES – Spring 2017


    A Citizen's Guide to U.S. Foreign and Economic Policies

    All lectures are from 12:45-2:10 p.m. in the Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus.
    Free and open to the public.

    Tuesday February 14: "The U.S.-Russian Relationship and Challenges Ahead" with Daniel Lazare, journalist and author of The Frozen Republic

    Thursday, March 2: "What the 2016 Election Means for Our Jobs" with Dean Baker, author, economist and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (Lecture sponsored by Hofstra's Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy.)

    Tuesday March 28: "Citizens' Responses to President Trump's Policies" with Medea Benjamin, writer, activist and co-founder of Code Pink, a grassroots organization aimed at ending U.S. wars and militarism.

    Series Co-Directors: Dr. Carolyn Eisenberg, Dr. Linda Longmire and Prof. Martin Melkonian

    For information, contact Prof. Melkonian at (516)-463-5595 or Martin.Melkonian[at]hofstra.edu

  • Spring 2016 Lecture Series

    Hofstra University's Department of Economics, History and Sociology
    in cooperation with The Center for Civic Engagement
    Long Island Teachers for Human Rights and the Long Islnad Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives Present:

    INTERNATIONAL SCENE LECTURE SERIES
    Foreign Policy Challenges in the 2016 Elections

    The Iraq War: A Veterans PerspectiveMatt Howard

    Speaker: Matt Howard
    Co-director, Iraq Veterans Against the War

    Wednesday, February 10th, 2016, 2:45-4:15 p.m.


    Refugee Crisis: What can be done?

    Speaker:  David WildmanDavid Wildman
    Author, Executive Secretary for Human Rights, United Methodist Church

    Tuesday, March 1st, 2016, 2:20-3:45 p.m.


    Civil War in Syria: Is there a way out?

    Speaker: Patrick LawrencePatrick Lawrence

    Writer and Columnist, Salon.com, The New Yorker

    Wednesday, March 9th, 2016, 2:45pm - 4:15 pm


    LECTURES AT GUTHART CULTURAL CENTER THEATRE, AXINN LIBRARY

    Question-and-answer period to follow each lecture

    Admission is free and open to the public.

    Series Co-Directors: Dr. Carolyn Eisenberg, Dr. Linda Longmire and Prof. Martin Melkonian

    For information: (516)-463-5595

  • Fall 2015 Lecture Series

    Hofstra’s Departments of Economics, History and Sociology
    in cooperation with
    The Center for Civic Engagement,
    Long Island Teachers for Human Rights, and the
    The Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives
    present:

    International Scene Lecture Series: Challenges to U.S. Foreign Policy

    Chris AppyAmerican Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity

    Speaker:  Chris Appy, Professor of History, University of Massachusetts

    Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, 12:40 – 2:10 PM
    Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, South Campus


    Phyllis BennisUnderstanding Isis and the New Global War on Terror

    Speaker: Phyllis Bennis, Fellow and Director of the New Internationalism Project, Institute for Policy Studies

    Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, 12:40 – 2:10 PM,
    Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, South Campus


    Both lectures are free and open to the public, and feature a Q&A session.

    Series Co-Directors:
    Dr. Carolyn Eisenberg
    Dr. Linda Longmire
    Prof. Martin Melkonian

    For more information, please contact Prof. Melkonian at 516-463-5595.

  • Spring 2015 Lecture Series

    HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
    and
    INTERNATIONAL SCENE LECTURE SERIES
    present:

    What Kind of America: Urgent Domestic and Foreign Policy Challenges

    FIFTY YEARS AFTER SELMA:
    What Would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X Say About Race Matters Today?

    Speaker: LES PAYNE
    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former Newsday columnist; currently working on biography of Malcolm X

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 2:55-4:20 p.m.
    Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus

    Presented in collaboration with the Hofstra Cultural Center; Hofstra Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Hofstra Departments of Economics, History and Sociology; LI Teachers for Human Rights; Greater Uniondale Area Action Coalition; Peace Fellows Program; and Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives


    AMERICA'S BORDER CRISIS:
    How Immigration Became Illegal

    Speaker:  AVIVA CHOMSKY  
    Professor of History and Coordinator of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies, Salem State University

    Monday, March 2, 2015, 2:55-4:20 p.m.
    Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus

    Co-sponsored by the Hofstra University Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program.


    GLOBALIZATION DAY

    An interdisciplinary all-day event featuring panels, workshops, screenings, and performances examining the challenges of globalization.

    Wednesday, March 11
    Various locations, South Campus


    EARTH DAY

    The Center for Civic Engagement , in collaboration with Students for a Greener Hofstra, presents its annual Earth Day commemoration, with an array of events promoting environmental awareness, sustainability, and green living.

    Wednesday, April 22
    Various locations, South Campus


    Admission is free and open to the public.

    International Scene Lecture Series Co-Directors: Professors Martin Melkonian, Linda Longmire and Carolyn Eisenberg 

    For more information, contact Professor Martin Melkonian, Department of Economics, at 516-463-5595 or Martin.Melkonian@hofstra.edu.

  • Spring 2014

    Hofstra's Departments of Economics, History and Sociology
    in cooperation with
    The Center for Civic Engagement
    Long Island Teachers for Human Rights and the
    The Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives Present:

    International Scene Lecture Series
    A Citizens Guide to U.S. Foreign and Economic Policies

    SPYING ON DEMOCRACY
    Government Surveillance, Corporate Power and Public Resistance
    with
    Heidi Boghosian

    Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild

    Wednesday, February 19th 2014 11:15a.m.
    Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theatre
    Axinn Library


    Rethinking Keynes:
    A 'New' Approach to Joblessness
    with
    Pavlina Tcherneva

    Professor of Economics
    Bard College

    Wednesday, March 5th 2014 11:15a.m. - 12:30p.m.
    Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theatre
    Axinn Library


    The Changing Face of Empire
    The Use of Drones and Special Forces
    with
    Nick Turse

    Wednesday, March 12th 2014 12:50a.m. - 1:45p.m.
    105 Breslin Hall


    Series Co-Directors:
    Dr. Carolyn Eisenberg
    Dr. Linda Longmire
    Prof. Martin Melkonian

    For further information:
    Department of Economics (516) 463-5595

  • Spring 2013

    The Center for Civic Engagement at Hofstra University is proud to be working with the Departments of Economics, History and Sociology The Long Island Teachers for Human Rights, The Hofstra Cultural Center and The Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives in presenting:

    International Scene Lectures

    presents

    Foreign Policy Challenges in Obama's Second Term

    Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013
    11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,
    246 East Library Wing,
    Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library,
    South Campus.

    U.S. Policy: Human Rights, International Law and the Role of Citizen Activism

    Speaker: Medea Benjamin, Founding Director, Global Exchange Wednesday, March 6, 2013
    11:15a.m.-12:30p.m.,
    Leo A. Guthart Theater
    Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library,
    South Campus

    National Insecurity: the Cost of American Militarism

    Speaker: Melvin A. Goodman, Director, National Security Project, Center for International Policy
    Commentators: Howard B. Dean III and Edward J. Rollins

    Senior Presidential Fellows, Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, Hofstra University

    Co-sponsored by the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency

    Monday, March 11, 2013
    3-4:30 p.m.,
    117 Berliner Hall,
    California Avenue
    South Campus

    U.S. As Middle East Peace-keeper?

    Speaker: Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies and Director,  Middle East Institute,  Columbia University

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013
    3-4:30 p.m.,
    117 Berliner Hall,
    California Avenue,
    South Campus

    The U.S. and Pakistan: Friends or Foes?

    Speaker: Bernard Alter, Career Foreign Service Officer , U.S. Department of State


    All lectures are free and open to the public. For more information call: 516-463-5595.
    Question-and-Answer period to follow each lecture:  ADMISSION IS FREE

    Series Co-Directors:
    Dr. Carolyn Eisenberg
    Dr. Linda Longmire
    Prof. Martin Melkonian

    For further information:
    (516) 463-5595

  • Fall 2012

    Election 2012: A Citizens Guide to U.S. Foreign and Economic Policies

    Debate 2012

    Thursday, September 27, 2012
    11:15am-12:30pm
    Leo A. Guthart Theater
    Axinn Library

    The New Face of Warfare: Drones, Special Ops, Cyber Attacks
    JEREMY SCAHILL

    Award winning investigative journalist, The Nation


    Wednesday, October 3, 2012
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Adams Playhouse, South Campus


    Cornel West Making Abolishing Poverty a Priority in the Presidential Election
    CORNEL WEST
    Co-author, The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto

    A live viewing of the first scheduled presidential debate to follow, 9-11 p.m.


    Wednesday, October 24, 2012
    11:10am-12:35pm
    Leo A. Guthart Theater
    Axinn Library

    The Foreign Policy Debate in 2012 Election
    MICHAEL COHEN
    Policy Analyst, The Century Foundation
    CAROLYN EISENBERG
    Prof. of History, Hofstra University