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Center for Civic Engagement and Office of Multicultural and International Student Programs present
Monday, February 2Civil Rights Day
12:45 p.m. "What does it mean to have a Black President?"
Bring your own lunch for a conversation hosted by Ryan Greene, Director of Office of Multicultural and International Student Programs
Location:
Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, main dining room, north campus

3 - 4:30 p.m. Gay Pioneers (film)
Discussion to follow film, led by Hofstra PRIDE Network
Location:
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, north campus

4:30 - 5:55 p.m.: Race and Voting Rights in 21st Century America
Featured Speakers:
Professor Mary Ann Trasciatti, moderator
Professor Hayden, Hofstra University School of Law
Tara Keenan-Thomson, Director, NYCLU, Nassau Chapter
Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, north campus

7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Breaking the Color Barrier in Society Through Music; An Evening of Jazz and Conversations
Hosted by Professor David La Lama, Department of Music
with
Antonio Hart, Alto Saxaphone
Marcus McLaurine, Bass
Earl Williams, Drums
Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, north campus

Admission: Free
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW presents
Wednesday, February 4,
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Same-Sex Marriage Discussion
"The Standardization of Legal Kinship Forms: What Numerus Clausus Theory May (or May Not) Have to Offer the Civil Union / Same-Sex Marriage Controversy"

Featured Speaker: Marc Poirier, Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School

Location: Hofstra Law School
Admission: Free

For more information, visit law.hofstra.edu/SexualityColloquium
Environmental Priorities Committee, Center for Civic Engagement, and Students For a Greener Hofstra present
Thursday, February 5National Teach-In on Global Warming

1 - 2 p.m.:What We Know and Don't Know About Climate Change
Featured Speaker: Dr. Tony Del Genio, NASA/GISS (Goddard Institute for Space Sciences) and adjunct faculty at Columbia University

2:20 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.: Assessing Obama's "Green Team" - Changing Climate, Changing Administration
Featured Speakers:

Dr. Neil Donahue, moderator
Dr. Stephen Lawrence, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Dr. Meena Bose, Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies

4 - 5 p.m.: Sustainability on Long Island: What Can Hofstra Do?
Featured Speakers:

Deputy Director of Sustainable Long Island
Representative from Hofstra's Facilities and Operations
Amy Provenzano, Executive Director Environmental Stewardship at Stony Brook University

5 p.m.: National Teach-In on Global Warming
Webcast and discussion hosted by Professor E. Christa Farmer, Dept. of Geology

Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Admission: Free
OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAMS presents
Thursday, February 5,
5:30pm
African-American History Month Opening Reception
Location: Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall Joan and Donald A. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus
Admission: Free
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW presents
Wednesday, February 11, 2009,
12 - 1 p.m.
Democracy and Knowledge: Opinion and the First Amendment
Featured Speaker: Robert C. Post, David Boies Professor of Law, Yale

Location: Hofstra Law School
Admission: Free
HOFSTRA COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES presents
Thursday, February 12,
11:10 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
ANNUAL ARNOLD A. SALTZMAN LECTURE ON THE STATE OF THE UNION
Political strategist and CNN commentator Donna Brazile will give the annual Arnold A. Saltzman lecture on the State of the Union. Ms. Brazile, who ran the 2000 presidential campaign of Vice President Al Gore, will speak on the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birthday and will discuss race in American politics today.

Location: Monroe Lecture Center Theater California Avenue, South Campus
Admission: Free
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY and EmblemHealth present
Friday February 13,
8-10 a.m.
2ND HEALTH POLICY BREAKFAST LECTURE
"Framework for Health Care Reform, Health for Life - Better Health, Better Health Care"
Keynote Speaker: Richard Umbdenstock, CEO, American Hospital Association
Respondents: Michael Dowling, CEO, North Shore/Long Island Jewish Health System
Arthur Gianelli, CEO, Nassau University Medical Center
Location: Hofstra University Club David S. Mack Hall, North Campus
Admission: By invitation only.
INTERNATIONAL SCENE LECTURE SERIES: Economic and Foreign Policy Challenges to the New Administration
Wednesday, February 18,
11:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m. (Common Hour)
Arresting the Economic Decline
Speaker: Robert Guttmann, Department of Economics
Hofstra University
Location: Leo A. Guthart Theater, south campus
New Opportunities At Hofstra (NOAH) and Nassau County's Office Of Minority Affairs present
Wednesday, February 18,
6 - 8 p.m.
The Art of Politics
Speaker: William West, artist; chronicler of historic events
Location: Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, Multipurpose room, North Campus

For more information, please call Sybil Mimy Johnson (516) 463-5110.
OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAMS presents
Tuesday, February 24,
7-9 p.m.
Weddings, Civil Unions, Love, and Politics: The Lgbtq Community and Marriage Rights? A Diversity, Dialogue, And Desserts Event
Location: East Plaza Room Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
Admission: Free
Thursday, February 26,
3 p.m.
The Obama Phenomenon: What's Next?
Featured speaker: David Plouffe, Campaign Manager, Obama for America

The 2008 Obama presidential campaign fundamentally changed the way political campaigns are conducted. While the road to victory was long, millions of Americans brought extraordinary dedication to electing the nation&'s 44th president. After winning the election on November 4, 2008, President Obama called his campaign manager, David Plouffe, the "unsung hero" who built the best political campaign in the history of the United States. Plouffe is widely credited with masterminding the winning strategy and building a team that delivered unprecedented results.

With humor, passion and intelligence, Plouffe shares:
  • The inside story about how Obama was elected president
  • How success hinged on a fundamental belief in the candidate and the strategy
  • A look ahead to the administration's next steps and the movement the campaign created
Location: Monroe Lecture Center, California Avenue, South Campus
Admission: Free
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW presents
Monday, March 2,
11:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
A Census Panel

Hofstra Law political and government professors as well as officials from the Census Bureau will discuss various aspects of the census process.  This program is designed to provide an introductory overview of the census process in anticipation of the 2010 U.S. Census. Planning is already well underway and there are a number of controversial issues at play.  Panelists will explain the origins of the census, why we do it and how it occurs.

Panelists include:

  • Anthony Farthing, New York Regional Director for the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Eric Lane, Eric J. Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Public Service at Hofstra University
  • Lawrence Levy, Executive Director, National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University
  • Jeffrey M. Wice, Special Professor of Law at Hofstra

Location: Hofstra Law School

For more information, contact Vice Dean for Academic Affairs Jennifer Gundlach at jennifer.gundlach@hofstra.edu

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S STUDIES PROGRAM and the CENTER FOR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT present:
Tuesday, March 3
11:10 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
BOYS IN SCHOOL: PERILS, PROBLEMS AND PROMISE
Peg Tyre and Michael Kimmel discuss their perspectives on the troubles of boys and what the American education system can do about it. Dr. Kimmel is among the leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity. His book, Manhood in America:A Cultural History (1996) was hailed as the definitive work on the subject. He most recently authored Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (2008). Peg Tyre is a prize-winning investigative reporter and the author of the controversial and widely praised book The Trouble With Boys: A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Schools and What Parents and Educators Must Do (2008).
Speakers: Michael Kimmel, Department of Sociology
Stony Brook University
Peg Tyre, Journalist and writer
Location: Plaza Rooms Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
Admission: Free
Wednesday, March 4
11:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m. (Common Hour)
INTERNATIONAL SCENE LECTURE SERIES: Economic and Foreign Policy Challenges to the New Administration

Structural Changes in the U.S. Economy

Speaker: Richard Wolff, Professor Emeritus,University of Massachusetts
Location: Leo A. Guthart Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library

Question & Answer session to follow

Hofstra College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Department of Political Science, Center for Civic Engagement and the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency present
Thursday, March 5
2:30 p.m.
The 2009 DONALD J. SUTHERLAND LECTURE
The 2008 Elections: Are Americans Moving to the Left?

Featuring Michael Barone, senior writer, U.S. News & World Report and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute

Admission: Free

Office of Multicultural and International Students, the School of Communication, and the Office of the Provost present
Thursday, March 5
5:30 p.m.
What If Women Ruled the World - Women's Herstory Month Opening Reception
Keynote speaker: Erin Vilardi, national program director for The White House Project
Ms. Vilardi is also director of the Vote, Run, Lead program, training women to run for political office, and the Real Security Initiative focusing on women and security.  She was also a part of Global Youth Connect's first youth delegation to Bosnia studying human rights and post-conflict resolution.

Location: Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th floor, north campus
HOFSTRA ENTERTAINMENT presents
Sunday, March 8
2 p.m.
Lady Bird, Pat and Betty: Tea for Three
Intimate portraits of three remarkable and radically different First Ladies: Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford.
Location: Monroe Lecture Center Theater
California Avenue, South Campus
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW presents
Wednesday, March 11, 11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Hans Corell, former Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and
the Legal Counsel of the United Nations
Location: Sidney R. Siben and Walter Siben Moot Courtroom (Room 308 Hofstra Law School)
Admission: Free
OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAMS presents
Wednesday March 11, 6-9 p.m.White Privilege: A Look At Systemic Racism In The United States
Location: Netherlands North Atrium, North Campus
Admission: Free
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW presents
Friday, March 13, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.ERISA (Employment Retirement Income Security Act) Conference
"The Grand Irony of ERISA?: Intersectionality of ERISA Preemption and Remedial Issues" sponsored by Hofstra Law School Labor and Employment Law Journal

Location: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (42 West 44th Street, New York, NY)
INTERNATIONAL SCENE LECTURE SERIES:
Thursday, March 19, 2:20 - 3:45 p.m.Danger Ahead: Afghanistan/Pakistan
Speaker: Tariq Ali, Author "The Dual: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power"
Location: Leo A. Guthart Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library

Question & Answer session to follow
Thursday, March 19, 3 p.m.A 360-Degree Look at World Events
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reported by Morgan Hyerman Junior, Broadcast Journalism Major
Featured speaker: Anderson Cooper, Anchor, CNN, Anderson Cooper 360

A 360-Degree Look at World Events Anderson Cooper takes his audiences from the tsunami in Southeast Asia to the levees of New Orleans; from the Iraqi elections to the next U.S. president; and from past wars to the digital future. Delving deeply beneath the surface of each story, Cooper shares his engaging style and breadth of experience with audiences who seek insightful, contemporary knowledge about the events that shape our world.

** This event is subject to cancellation if there is breaking news. We will use your email address to contact you in the unlikely event of cancellation.

Admission: Registration for this event is now closed.
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW presents
Thursday and Friday, March 19 and 20Energy and The Environment: Empowering Consumers Conference
Location: Hofstra Law School

For more information, please visit law.hofstra.edu/environment
The Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs presents
Friday, March 20, 2-4pmWhat if Women Ruled The World? A Gender Analysis of Leadership
Location: Room 145
Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
Admission: Free
Wednesday, March 25, 12:45 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.INTERNATIONAL SCENE LECTURE SERIES: Israel/Palestine: Ending the Two State Solution
** Please note: Due to unforseen circumstances, this event has been canceled**

Speaker:
Sara Roy, Associate for the Center of Middle East Studies, Harvard University
Location: Leo A. Guthart Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library

Question & Answer session to follow
HOFSTRA CULTURAL CENTER and the SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION present
Thursday, March 26MEDIA AND SOCIAL CHANGE: USING ENTERTAINMENT - EDUCATION TO IMPROVE THE OUTCOMES OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL ISSUES OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Throughout the world, positive social messages are increasingly being interwoven into the narratives of television and radio programs. The resulting behavior changes can be as dramatic as the plots themselves. At the same time, a convergence of issues suggests that the health and well-being of women and children is not so much a matter of research, but rather a matter of policy and advocacy. This interdisciplinary symposium will raise the profile of the unique role entertainment can play in dealing with social and health issues that affect women and children in this country and around the world.
Admission: Fee
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW presents
April 1, 6 - 8 p.m.EFCA (Employment Free Choice Act) conference
Sponsored by Hofstra Law School Labor and Employment Law Journal

Location: Hofstra Law School, Rm. 308
OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAMS presents
Thursday, April 2, 5:30 - 7:00 p.mThe 2009 Asian/ Pacific Islander Heritage Month Opening Reception
Keynote speaker: John C. Liu (Queens-D), New York City councilman
Location: Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th floor, North Campus
OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAMS presents
Wednesday, April 15,
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL SCENE LECTURE SERIES: Turmoil in Latin America: The Case of Colombia
Speaker: Mario Murillo, Professor of Audio, Visual and Film, Hofstra University

Location: Leo A. Guthart Theater, Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus

Question & Answer session to follow
OFFICE OF THE PROVOST AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS presents
Wednesday, April 15,
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Provost's Annual Diversity Lecture:
"Diversity in Advertising:Winning with Ethnic Consumers"
Keynote speaker: Susan A. Mboya, Ph.D., founder and executive president of Zawadi Africa Educational Fund and general manager franchise of the Coca-Cola Company

Location: Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
Friday, April 17,
2-4 p.m.
"I am my Father's Child": A Look at Academic Expectations Among Different Ethnic Groups
Location: East Plaza Room Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
Admission: Free
Monday, April 20,
12:10-1 p.m.
Hofstra Law Faculty Workshop Series: "Criminal Disenfranchisement"
Featured Speaker: Professor Janai Nelson of the St. John's Law School faculty and Assistant Director of the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development.

Location: Hofstra Law School, faculty lounge
Earth Day 2009: BLUE and GOLD make GREEN!
Monday, April 20,
12:50-1:45 p.m.
What is the Role of College Campuses in Combating Climate Change?
Location: The Greenhouse
Monday, April 20,
7 p.m.
Awakening the Dreamer Symposium Presented by the Students for a Greener Hofstra
Location: TBA
Tuesday, April 21,
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
What is Environmental Justice?
Location: Multipurpose Room
Tuesday, April 21,
2:20 - 3:20 p.m.
Climate Change in the Global Community: Copenhagen 2009
Location: Multipurpose Room
Wednesday, April 22,
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Common Hour Sustainability Fair

FREE 21st Century Lunch & prizes by Lackman Dining Services
Green Jobs/Internship Information presented by the Career Fair
Green Auto Show
Tables from offices and clubs on campus
12:00 Concert presented by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities

Location: Adams Quad
Wednesday, April 22,
12:50- 1:50 p.m.
The Environment and the Economy

Location: Multipurpose Room

Wednesday, April 22,
1:55- 2:55 p.m.
What are Green Jobs?

Location: Multipurpose Room

Wednesday, April 22,
3:00- 4:00 p.m.
What is Microcredit?

Location: Multipurpose Room
For more information contact: Isabelle Goodman: 914-588-3391 or email
igoodm1@pride.hofstra.edu

The Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies Program, Department of Anthropology, and Department of History at Hofstra University present
Monday, April 27,
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Iraq Study Day at Hofstra: The Making of Modern Iraq
There will be a public forum entitled "Iraq: How the Past Shapes the Future."
This program will bring several distinguished scholars to speak to the Hofstra community and general public about the making of modern Iraq and ongoing occupation by American military forces.

Panelists include:
  • Dr. Orit Bashkin, Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, and author of The Other Iraq: Pluralism and Culture in Hashemite Iraq
  • Dr. Magnus Bernhardsson,Professor of History at Williams College and author of Reclaiming a Plundered Past: Archaeology and Nation Building in Modern Iraq
  • Dr. Eric Davis, Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University and author of Memories of State: Politics, History and Collective Identity in Modern Iraq
  • Dr. Bassam Yousif, Professor of Economics at Indiana State University and author of Development and Political Violence in Iraq
  • Nida al-Ahmad, Department of Political Science, the New School
Additional funding for this program is provided by The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq.

For more information please contact Daniel Varisco (daniel.m.varisco@hofstra.edu), chair of Anthropology at Hofstra University.

Location: Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LABOR AND DEMOCRACY and LONG ISLAND WOMEN ON THE JOB present
Tuesday, April 28,
11:10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Equal Pay Day
Hofstra's Labor Studies Degree Program and the Center for Study of Labor and Democracy will host:
"Beyond Career Stereotypes: Women in Science and Business" from 2:20-3:45 p.m.

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

Featuring Hofstra professors: Saryn Goldberg (Engineering), Margaret Hunter (Engineering), Deb Sledgianowski (Information Technology), Sabrina Sobel (Chemistry), Elizabeth Venuti (Accounting), and Nanette Wachter (Chemistry)

This event is co-sponsored by Hofstra's Women's Studies Program and the Career Center.

For more information visit: hofstra.edu/laborstudies or e-mail questions to laborstudies@hofstra.edu.

Admission: Free, Seating limited (no reservations; first-come, first-seated)
Tuesday, April 28,
2:20 p.m.
"Obama's Options: The Opportunities and Limits Facing the New President"
Featured speaker: New York Times White House Correspondent, David Sanger

Location:
Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus
OFFICE OF THE PROVOST AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS presents
Wednesday, April 29,
11:15am-12:45 p.m. (Common Hour)
SPRING 2009 DISTINGUISHED FACULTY LECTURE
Looking for Change: Evaluating the First Hundred Days of the Obama Administration
Speaker: Meena Bose, Ph.D., Department of Political Science
Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies
Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
Admission: Free
THE PETER S. KALIKOW CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY and the HOFSTRA CULTURAL CENTER present
Thursday, April 30,
11:10 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
EVALUATING THE FIRST HUNDRED DAYS
Panelists include:
  • James M. Klurfeld, Professor of Journalism, Stony Brook University; former vice president and editor of the Editorial Papers at Newsday
  • Edward J. Rollins, Political Strategist, CNN Commentator and Senior Fellow, Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency
  • Martin Schram, Washington journalist, editor and author
Location: 246 East Library Wing Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus
Admission: Free
For more information, please call the Hofstra Cultural Center at (516) 463-5669 or visit hofstra.edu/define09.
Thursday, April 30,
2:20 p.m.
FDR and President Obama: Their First 100 Days
Jonathan Alter, Newsweek Senior Editor & NBC News Correspondent, speaking on the 100th full day of the Obama administration

Location: Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus
Admission: Free and open to the public
Friday, May 1,
10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Mayday at the Movies: Comedy and Tragedy at Work
The eighth annual day-long festival of new films and classics on work and working people around the world, with introductions and discussion led by academic experts.
Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
Admission: Free, Seating limited (no reservations; first-come, first-seated)
HOFSTRA CULTURAL CENTER and HOFSTRA HILLEL: THE CENTER FOR JEWISH LIFE ON CAMPUS present
Monday, May 4 and 11,
8 p.m.
ISSUES IN JUDAISM LECTURES
Israel Update with Michael Tuchfeld
Editor, chief anchor and commentator TV2, The Knesset Channel, Jerusalem, Israel
Location for both lectures:
Leo A.Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus Tickets: $8 (for each lecture)
$7 senior citizen (over 65)
$5 matriculated non-Hofstra student
Tuesday, September 8Half The Sky - Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Featuring The New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and authors Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof discussing their new book about women in the developing world.

Time: 3 p.m.
Location:  Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus
Wednesday, September 16Does Conservatism Have a Future?
Featuring The New York Times columnist Ross Douthat
An American conservative author and blogger, who, in April 2009, became the conservative voice on The New York Times editorial page. Douthat is the youngest regular op-ed writer in the paper's history.

Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus
Hofstra Department 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
Wednesday, September 23International Scene Lecture Series: Has The Recession Bottomed Out?
Robert Guttmann, Department of Economics, Hofstra University

Time: 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, first floor, south campus
Thursday, September 24Race, Diversity and a New America
Featuring CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O'Brien, discussing her critically acclaimed documentary series Black in America, and Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson who won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in recognition of his columns during the 2008 presidential campaign.

Time: 3 p.m.
Location: John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus
The MFA Program in Documentary Studies & Production of the Radio, Television, Film Department, in collaboration with the Center for Civic Engagement and PBS’ POV
Thursday, September 24Documentary Perspectives: POV
New Muslim Cool (Jennifer Maytorena, director); This film takes viewers on Puerto Rican American rapper Hamza Perez's ride through the streets, projects and jail cells of urban America, following his spiritual journey to some surprising places - where we can all see ourselves reflected in a world that never stops changing.
Guest Speaker: Hamza Perez, activist, community organizer depicted in the film.

Each screening will include an open discussion with special guests, moderated by members of the RTVF Faculty at Hofstra University. The screenings are open to the Hofstra Community and the general public, and are part of the MFA Doc Program’s ongoing commitment to community engagement through the use of documentary films.

For more information, contact Mario A. Murillo, Chair, RTVF Department, at (516) 463-6062 or Professor Skip Blumberg, coordinator of the MFA Program, at (516) 463-7244

Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Location: Room 211, Breslin Hall, South Campus
Tuesday, September 29Sustainable South Bronx and Environment Advocacy
Featuring Majora Carter, founder and former executive director of the non-profit Sustainable South Bronx. She is a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, president of her own economic consulting firm, a co-host on Sundance Channel's The Green, and host of the public radio series, The Promised Land.

Time: 3 p.m.
Location:  Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus
Hofstra Department 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
Wednesday, September 30International Scene Lecture Series: Demilitarizing U.S. Foreign Policy
David McReynolds, Former Chair, War Resisters International

Time: 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, first floor, south campus
The Hofstra University Center for Civic Engagement presents
Thursday, October 1Toward the Abyss - America, Pakistan, and the Bomb
Featuring panelists:
Margaret Melkonian, Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives
Jon Kaiman, Supervisor, Town of North Hempstead
Ebony Roundtree, Youth Representative, Soka Gakkai International
Time: 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Lecture by Professor Zia Mian, director, Project on Peace and Security in South Asia, Woodrow Wilson Center for Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Location: 246 East Library Wing Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus
Admission: Free
Thursday, October 8The Inner Workings of the Supreme Court
Featuring NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg and NBC and MSNBC chief legal correspondent Dan Abrams.

Time: 3 p.m.
Location:  Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus
Admission: Free
The Hofstra University Center for Civic Engagement, the Department of Women's Studies, the Department of Labor Studies and the Department of Drama and Dance present
Thursday, October 8NICKEL AND DIMED AGAIN

Featuring panelists:
Steven Greenhouse, The New York Times
Margaret Simms, Urban Institute
Shirley Aldebol, Director SEIU Local 32B-32J

Panel participants Stephen Greenhouse, Shirley Aldebol, and Margaret Simms prep us for the performance of Barbara Ehrenreich's work by Hofstra students, discussing how changes in the economic climate have affected the lives of low-wage workers and low-income families.

Time: 4:30-6 p.m. (Benefit performance: 8 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $20 for the benefit performance)
Location: Blackbox Theater, New Academic Building, South Campus
Admission: Free

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW presents
Friday, October 9The Journal of International Business and Law presents Investment Management Law

This conference will address emerging issues in investment management law, including derivatives and leverage, fallout from the global financial crisis, enforcement and litigation trends, and the regulation of hedge funds.

Keynote speaker: Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Location: Hofstra Law School
Admission: There is a fee for this event.

For more information please contact Kami Crary, Director of Special Events, at jiblconf@hofstra.edu or (516) 463-6889, or visit law.hofstra.edu/Conferences.

Hofstra Department 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
Wednesday, October 14International Scene Lecture Series: Rethinking Afghanistan

David Wildman, Executive Secretary, Human Rights and Racial Justics

Time: 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, first floor, south campus

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW presents
Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, October 18, 19 and 20Power, Politics, and Public Service:
The Legal Ethics of Lawyers in Government
The conference will focus on the most important regulatory and cultural reforms regarding the ethics of prosecutors, and the ethical duties and limitations of government lawyers who advise or litigate on behalf of public officials or public agencies.

Featured speakers:
John B. Bellinger, III, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP and Former Legal Adviser, U.S. State Department and National Security Council
Professor I. Bennett Capers, Hofstra Law
Professor Kathleen Clark, Washington University School of Law
Professor Angela Davis, American University Washington College of Law
Professor Monroe H. Freedman, Hofstra Law
Professor Bruce Green, Louis Stein Professor at Fordham Law and Director, Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics
Professor Peter Joy, Washington University School of Law
Professor Kevin McMunigal, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Robert Mundheim, Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Professor Jamin Raskin, Director, The Law and Government Program, American University Washington College of Law
The Honorable D. Brooks Smith, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Professor Peter Swire, William O’Neill Professor of Law at the Moritz College of Law of the Ohio State University and Senior Fellow, American Progress
Jeffrey Toobin, Author and CNN Analyst
Cyrus Vance, Jr., Partner, Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason Anello & Bohrer PC
Professor W. Bradley Wendel, Cornell Law School
The Honorable Mark Wolf, Chief Judge, United States District Court for Massachusetts

Location:
Hofstra Law School
Admission: There is a fee for this event.

For more information, contact Frances Avnet at lawfaa@hofstra.edu or (516) 463-5877.
Hofstra Department 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
Wednesday, October 21International Scene Lecture Series: The Challenge of a Changing Iran
Featuring Ervand Abrahamian, Distinguished Professor of History, Baruch College, CUNY

Time: 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Location: 209 Breslin Hall, South Campus
The MFA Program in Documentary Studies & Production of the Radio, Television, Film Department, in collaboration with the Center for Civic Engagement and PBS’ POV
Thursday, October 22Documentary Perspectives: POV
The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court (Pamela Yates, Peter Kinoy, Paco Onis, directors); Over 120 countries have united to form the International Criminal Court (ICC) — the first permanent court created to prosecute perpetrators, no matter how powerful, of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. The Reckoning depicts the complex story of the emergence of this court.

Guest Speakers: Filmmaker Pamela Yates.

Each screening will include an open discussion with special guests, moderated by members of the RTVF Faculty at Hofstra University. The screenings are open to the Hofstra Community and the general public, and are part of the MFA Doc Program’s ongoing commitment to community engagement through the use of documentary films.

For more information, contact Mario A. Murillo, Chair, RTVF Department, at (516) 463-6062 or Professor Skip Blumberg, coordinator of the MFA Program, at (516) 463-7244

Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Location: Room 211, Breslin Hall, South Campus
Thursday - Saturday, October 22-24THE DIVERSE SUBURB: HISTORY, POLITICS AND PROSPECTS
Featured speakers:
Nancy Denton, State University of New York, Albany
Becky Nicolaides, University of California, Los Angeles
Manuel Pastor, University of Southern California
John A. Powell, Ohio State University
Andrew Wiese, San Diego State University
The Center for Civic Engagement and the Office of the Provost present
Wednesday, October 28Day of Dialogue VII: A New Direction for the U.S. and the World?
A day devoted to dialogue, debate and discussion of the issues that face our nation and world.

Locations: 246 East Library Wing, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus/Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus/Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus
Admission: All are free and open to the public.

Day of Dialogue VII: Schedule of Events
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW presents
Monday, November 2Legal Chaos in a Factious Colony: New York, 1626-1776
Featured Speaker: William E. Nelson, Edward Weinfeld Distinguished Professor of Legal History, New York University Law School

Time:
Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Siben and Siben Moot Courtroom 308 Hofstra Law School, South Campus
Admission: Free
The Peter S. Kalikow Presidential Studies Symposium:
Wednesday and Thursday, November 4 and 5"President or King? Evaluating the Expansion of Executive Power from Abraham Lincoln to George W. Bush."
Keynote address: Wednesday, November 4, featuring The New York Times Columnist David Brooks
As well as being an OpEd columnist for the New York Times, Mr. Brooks is also a regular analyst on NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and NPR's All Things Considered.

Time: 3 p.m.
The MFA Program in Documentary Studies & Production of the Radio, Television, Film Department, in collaboration with the Center for Civic Engagement and PBS’ POV
Thursday, November 12Documentary Perspectives: POV
Made in L.A. (Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar, directors); Made in L.A. is an Emmy award-winning feature documentary that follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a trendy clothing retailer.
Guest Speaker: Nadia Marin, Attorney and Executive Director, the Workplace Project of Long Island.

Each screening will include an open discussion with special guests, moderated by members of the RTVF Faculty at Hofstra University. The screenings are open to the Hofstra Community and the general public, and are part of the MFA Doc Program’s ongoing commitment to community engagement through the use of documentary films.

For more information, contact Mario A. Murillo, Chair, RTVF Department, at (516) 463-6062 or Professor Skip Blumberg, coordinator of the MFA Program, at (516) 463-7244

Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Location: Room 211, Breslin Hall, South Campus
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW presents
Thursday and Friday, November 19 and 20Family Law - Collaborative Law Conference
Collaborative Law is an innovative conflict resolution method used in divorce and family disputes. The conference will discuss the future of Collaborative Law and the implications on families nationwide.

Location: Hofstra Law School
Admission: There is a fee for this event

For more information, contact Professor Andy Schepard at Andrew.I.Schepard@hofstra.edu
The MFA Program in Documentary Studies & Production of the Radio, Television, Film Department, in collaboration with the Center for Civic Engagement and PBS’ POV
Thursday, December 3Documentary Perspectives: POV
Bronx Princess (Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed, directors); This is a tumultuous coming-of-age story set in a homeland both familiar and strange. It’s about Rocky Otoo, a Bronx-bred teenage daughter of Ghanaian parents who rebels against her mother's rules. When their relationship reaches a breaking point, she flees to her father, a chief in Ghana. Guest Speaker:  Filmmakers Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed.

Each screening will include an open discussion with special guests, moderated by members of the RTVF Faculty at Hofstra University. The screenings are open to the Hofstra Community and the general public, and are part of the MFA Doc Program’s ongoing commitment to community engagement through the use of documentary films.

For more information, contact Mario A. Murillo, Chair, RTVF Department, at (516) 463-6062 or Professor Skip Blumberg, coordinator of the MFA Program, at (516) 463-7244

Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Location: Room 211, Breslin Hall, South Campus