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Center for Civic Engagement

In celebration of Hofstra University’s 75th Anniversary
The Center for Civic Engagement and Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
present

Day of Dialogue VIII: Public Issues in a Global World

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A day devoted to dialogue, debate and discussion of the issues that face our nation and world
Schedule of Events – All events are free and open to the public.

In addition to Day of Dialogue events, please join us for a debate:

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

11:10-12:35 pm Campaign Cash, Corporations and the Constitution
Co-sponsored with the Hofstra University School of Law 
Featuring James Sample and Ron Colombo, Hofstra University School of Law
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

9:05-10:00 am Making Another World Possible: the US Social Forum
Featuring Lyndi Hewitt and Mario Murillo, Hofstra University
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus
10:10-11:05 am

The Tea Party: What It Is and Why It Matters
Featuring David Green and Richard Himelfarb, Hofstra University

Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus
10:10-11:05 am

Drug Wars in Mexico
Featuring Journalist Froylán Enciso Higuera

Plaza Rooms, Mack Student Center, North Campus
10:10-11:05 am People on the Move: Patterns of Global Migration
Co-sponsored with the Department of Global Studies and Geography
Featuring Hewan Girma, Ying Qui and Jim Wiley Hofstra University
Plaza Rooms, Mack Student Center, North Campus
11:15-12:40 pm

The Obama Presidency and the Federal Budget: Where Should Our Money Go?
Featuring Edward Rollins, Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, Hofstra University, Michael Zweig, Center for Study of Working Class Life, Stony Brook University, and Roger Clayman, Long Island Federation of Labor

Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus
11:15 am-12:40 pm

Hofstra University Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs in cooperation with the Provost’s Diversity Task Force presents the faculty recipients of the 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 Diversity Research and Curriculum Development Grants
Recipients:  Professors Elfreda Blue, Carol Fletcher, Peter Goodman, Jonathan Lightfoot, Greg Maney, Marlene Munn-Joseph, Darra Pace, Irene Plonczak, Johanna Shih and Camille Nelson (formerly of the Law School)

Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus
Noon-2 pm

Israel/Palestine and the Blockade
Co-sponsored with the Hofstra University School of Law                                                          
Featuring James Hickey, Hofstra University School of Law,  David Wildman, United Methodist Global Ministries, and Rabbi Stephen Heneson Moscowitz, Jewish Congregation of Brookville, New York

308 Hofstra University School of Law, South Campus
12:50-1:45 pm

Understanding the Crash of 2008 (based on the comic book with live music)
Featuring writer, editor and activist Eric Laursen

Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus
12:50-1:45 pm

Human Trafficking: 21st Century Slavery
Co-sponsored with the Department of Global Studies and Geography
Featuring Sister Joan Dawber, LifeWay, freelance photographer Naser Khan and Kari Jensen and Gregory Maney, Hofstra University

Plaza Rooms, Mack Student Center, North Campus
1:55-2:50 pm

Understanding the Crash of 2008 (repeat performance)

Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus
1:55-2:50 pm

Changing Marijuana Laws in the United States
Featuring J. Herbie DiFonzo, Hofstra University School of Law, and William P. Schaefer, Former Federal Prosecutor and Former Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney, Hofstra University

Plaza Rooms, Mack Student Center, North Campus
1:55-2:50 pm

Disaster and Recovery in Pakistan and Haiti
Co-sponsored with the Department of History
Featuring Jean-Yves Merilus Hofstra University Class of ’07, Nassau Community College, Rubina Shafi, Citizen Journalist and Pakistan Flood Volunteer

Plaza Rooms, Mack Student Center, North Campus
2:55-4:20 pm Afghanistan: Is This the Right War?
Featuring David Wildman, United Methodist Global Ministries and Paul Fritz, Hofstra University
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus
2:55-4:20 pm Park51: A Mosque at Ground Zero?
Co-sponsored with the Muslim Students Association
Featuring Hussein Rashid, Religion Dispatches and Hofstra University, Father Patrick Ryan, Fordham University, and Rabbi Leonard Schoolman, Quest Center for Spiritual Inquiry, Park Avenue Christian Church
Plaza Rooms, Mack Student Center, North Campus
2:55-4:20 pm
2:55-4:20 pm Is God Green? (film and discussion)
Film featuring veteran journalist Bill Moyers discussing green evangelicals – Discussion Moderator Kathleen Wallace, Hofstra University
246 East Library Wing, Axinn Library, South Campus
2:55-4:20 pm Everyone Has Tears
Co-sponsored with the Women’s Studies Program
Actress Cynthia Sophiea’s funny and provocative solo performance on “coming out” as an Arab-American.  Includes a talk-back.
Spiegel Theater, California Avenue, South Campus
4:30-6 pm Israel and Palestine:  Prospects for Peace
Featuring David Wildman, United Methodist Global Ministries, and David Dabscheck, The David Project
Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus
4:30-6 pm This Could Be Contagious: Irish Women and Street Politics
Co-sponsored with the Irish Studies Program
Featuring Tara Keenan-Thomson, University of Minnesota
246 East Library Wing, Axinn Library, South Campus
4:30-6 pm Telling in Living Color: Gay Veterans of Color Talk About Don't Ask Don't Tell
Co-sponsored with The Pride Network
Featuring Robert Smith, Anthony Woods and other former members of the U.S. military
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus
6-8 pm From the Border Wall to the Classroom, Arizona to Patchogue: Immigration as a Human Rights Issue
Co-sponsored with WRHU Radio (Radio Hofstra University)
A town hall meeting and panel to be broadcast on Hofstra’s Morning Wake-Up Call, WRHU
Hosted by Mario Murillo, Hofstra University and the student hosts of Hofstra’s Morning Wake-Up Call on WRHU 88.7 F.M.  Featuring Roberto Lovato, The Nation Magazine, Javier Gallardo, Long Island Civic Participation Project, Luis Valenzuela, Long Island Immigrant Alliance, Osman CaÑales, Suffolk County Community College Long Island Immigrant Students Association, and Nadia Marin, National Day Laborer’s Association.
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus
6:30-8 pm Can We Build Global Sustainable Communities for Children?
Co-sponsored with International Center for Everybody’s Child, Hofstra University
Featuring Harold Hastings, Kari Jensen, Roberto Joseph and Mustapha Masrour, Hofstra University
246 East Library Wing, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus
8:15-9:45 pm Who Killed Marcelo Lucero? (performance)
Co-sponsored with the Latin American and Carribean Studies Program
Featuring Teatro Experimental Yerbabruja
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus

For more information please contact Cynthia Bogard, Director for the Center for Civic Engagement, at 516-463-5640 or Cynthia.J.Bogard@hofstra.edu.