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Center for Civic Engagement

The Center for Civic Engagement at Hofstra University


Globalization Day 2013

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
9:35am to 8:00pm

Program Schedule:

9:35-11:00amLocation: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, South Campus

Breaking Borders: Continuing the Conversation with Afghanistan
Working and living in Kabul, Afghanistan, the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APVs)are a grassroots group of multi-ethnic youth and college students, unaffiliated with any religion or political group, seeking a life of equality, non-violence, self-reliance, and the unity of all people. This Globalization Day, you can join the conversation when the APVs call in to inform Hofstra students, faculty, and community members about their daily struggles and their campaign to break down borders and find friends in every country on the globe.

Moderated by Ariel Flajnik, CCE Fellow and Hofstra University senior

11:10-12:35pmLocation: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, South Campus

Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America
A screening of the feature documentary based on the award-winning book by journalist Juan Gonzalez about the history of migration into the U.S. and its roots in Washington’s policies in Latin America.

Introduced by: Mario A. Murillo, Professor and Chair of Radio, Television, Film, and Co-director, Center for Civic Engagement, Hofstra University

12:45-2:10pmLocation: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, South Campus

Globalization on Campus: International Students' Perspectives on U.S involvement in the world
In this session, a panel of international students at Hofstra will share their perspectives on the social, political and economic impact of U.S involvement around the world.

Featured presenters:
Christian Mpoy, CCE Fellow and Hofstra junior (Congo DR);
Agnes Mathenge, CCE Fellow and Hofstra Senior (Kenya);
Ricardo Taylor (Jamaica)
Josh Stupple, Hofstra Senior, (United Kingdom/USA)
Dymphy De Jong, (Netherlands)

Moderated by: Megan Teehan, Hofstra Junior and CCE Fellow

2:20-3:45pmLocation: Plaza Room West, Mack Student Center, North Campus

Globalization and the Left Turn in Latin America: Rhetoric and Reality
The Latin American region has undergone some of the most profound changes in recent years as a result of political and economic developments brought on by globalization. Along with a move to the left in many of the government’s of Central and South America, regional cooperation and a more autonomous approach towards the U.S. have been notable. We will explore some of these issues in this presentation.

Presenter: Dr. Conrad Herrold, Associate Professor of Economics, Hofstra University

4:30-5:55pmLocation: Plaza Room West, Mack Student Center, North Campus

Nation of Sovereign Invasion: On the tangled relationship between US policy and international law
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the start of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, which was initiated with the so-called “shock and awe” bombardment of Baghdad in the early morning hours on March 19th, 2003. This session will feature a discussion centering on the concepts of international law/global governance and sovereignty in relation to US involvement in other countries' affairs, such as the War in Iraq.

Panelist: William P. Schaefer, Professor of Political Science, Hofstra University, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Organized Crime Strike Force, Northern California Region

Moderated by Elena Yi, CCE Fellow and Hofstra University Junior.

6:30-8pmLocation: 105 Breslin Hall

The Dark Side of Chocolate: Documentary film tells us why chocolate isn't always so sweet.
The documentary film "The Dark Side of Chocolate" focuses on trafficking of children from Mali and Burkina Faso into Cote d'Ivoire to work on cocoa plantations, and on how little is being done to stop it. The film will be followed by a short discussion of topics raised in the film, such as human trafficking, child labor, and possibilities for fair trade.

Introducer and Discussant: Kari B. Jensen, Assistant Professor of Geography and Global Studies, Hofstra University.

Organized by the Hofstra student club Get Global.