The NYU Center for Global Affairs at New York Universitys School of Continuing and Professional Studies announces its November 2007 schedule of events and lectures, which includes Conversations with Clyde Haberman, NYC columnist for The New York Times; as well as Politics and Art in Cinema: Reel Fundamentalism and In Print, a new series featuring leading authors and books on global affairs and hosted by editors of Foreign Affairs.
All events are free and open to the public, and unless otherwise noted, take place at the Centers location at the Woolworth Building, 4th Floor, 15 Barclay Street [between Broadway and Church Street]. By subway, take the R or W to City Hall; the 4, 5 or 6 to City Hall/Brooklyn Bridge; the 2 or 3 to Park Place; or the A or C to Chambers Street. Reservations are required. For more information, the public may call the Center at 212-992-8380 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, November 5 at 6.30 p.m. CGA Graduate Dialogue, Perspective from the Field- HIV/AIDS IN RWANDA: CREATIVE SOLUTIONS In this innovative series, Global Affairs graduate students host key figures in the global arena to discuss the politics, culture, and personalities influencing world events. Students will be joined by representative of Partenariat Global et la Sensibilisation pour les Vulnerable (PGLS), a Rwandan organization working with youth in the fight against poverty and HIV/AIDS Oona Flaherty, M.S. in Global Affairs, CGA (2007); independent consultant, human rights media advocacy in Africa CGA alumna Oona Flaherty and colleagues she worked with in Rwanda discuss the use of media and arts in educating, empowering, and engaging youth in the fight against HIV/AIDS and discrimination.
Wednesday, November 7 at 6 p.m. Graduate Information Session: Join us for a Graduate Information Session and discover how the M.S. in Global Affairs can transform your future. Please note location: NYC Grand Hyatt Park Avenue at Grand Central, Conference Level
Tuesday, November 13 at 6 p.m. Politics and Art in Cinema: Reel Fundamentalism. Jesus Camp (U.S., 2006) Doris Weisberg hosts four evenings of film that explore the impact of religious fundamentalism on individual lives and on society as a whole. In Jesus Camp, a Christian evangelical summer camp, run by a Pentacostal minister prepares children from conservative Christian families to champion fundamentalist Christian and right wing causes in the political arena. 2007 Academy Award nominee for best documentary. Written and directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady. Color. 84 minutes. English.
Wednesday, November 14 at 6.30 p.m. Worldly Conversations with Clyde Haberman, Celia Dugger-Foreign Correspondent, The New York Times. Celia W. Dugger is a foreign correspondent assigned to cover global poverty issues for the New York Times. Formerly co-chief of the New Delhi bureau, Ms. Dugger joined the Times as a metropolitan news reporter in March 1991. In 2007, Ms. Dugger was the co-recipient, along with Donald McNeil, of an Overseas Press Club Award and the grand prize from the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards for the series Diseases on the Brink, which documented how tens of millions of the worlds poorest people continue to be subject to diseases that could be inexpensively cured or prevented.
Tuesday, November 27 at 6.30 p.m. Politics and Art in Cinema: Reel Fundamentalism. Meeting Resistance (U.S., 2007) Special Event: Q&A with directors Steve Connors and Molly Bingham to follow the film. Meeting Resistance is a verité-style nonfiction feature-length film set in the streets, alleyways, and teashops of the Adhamiya neighborhood of Baghdad. Photojournalists/directors Steve Connors and Molly Bingham spent 10 months at the heart of the insurgency against the American occupation to create this exclusive, compelling, and insightful film about the insurgents lives, motivation, and goals. Color. 90 minutes. English and Arabic with English subtitles.
Wednesday, November 28 at 6.30 p.m. In Print: David Eggers, What Is the What (2007) This new series features leading authors and books on global affairs. Hosted by editors of Foreign Affairs, conversations with the authors are followed by book signings and a light reception. Dave Eggers is the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity!, and How We Are Hungry; editor of McSweeneys, a quarterly magazine and book-publishing company. James F. Hoge, Jr., moderator; editor and Peter G. Peterson chair, Foreign Affairs. Eggers illuminates the history of the civil war in Sudan through the eyes of Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee now living in the United States. We follow his life as hes driven from his home as a boy and walks, with thousands of orphans, to Ethiopia, where he finds safety-for a time. In this book, Eggers examines the nature of the conflicts in Sudan, the refugee experience in America, the dreams of the Dinka people, and the challenge one man faces in a world collapsing around him.
The new NYU Center for Global Affairs, within the Universitys School of Continuing and Professional Studies [www.scps.nyu.edu], is located in the Schools state-of-the-art facility in the Woolworth Building - one of downtown New Yorks architectural treasures. The Center presents provocative and timely public events regarding the latest topics in world affairs (formerly held at the NYU Vernon Center for International Affairs), and houses a new graduate program in global studies and myriad non-degree courses in international affairs.