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NYU’s Center for Global Affairs Announces Its September 2008 Events

August 19, 2008
N-515, 2007-08

Attention Listings Editors

The NYU Center for Global Affairs at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies announces its September 2008 schedule of events and lectures, which includes: Conversations with Clyde Haberman, NYC columnist for The New York Times; as well as the “Thursday Brown-bag Series,” Conflict, Security, and Development: Issues, Actors, and Approaches, a collaboration with NYU Wagner ( and NYU’s Master’s Program in Global Public Health ( which examines new research, creative policy approaches, and recent analytical and practical innovations in responding to challenges of security and development in conflict and post-conflict contexts. Film events include Politics and Art in Cinema: The Winds of Change-Lives in the Balance in which Doris Weisberg hosts three evenings of film that explore the effect of sweeping political change in individual lives.

NYU’s Global Affairs events are free and open to the public.. Space is limited and reservations are required. Register by phone at 212.992.8380 or e-mail your details to Your public event registration request will be confirmed via e-mail on the Friday prior to the scheduled event. Unless otherwise indicated, all public events are held at the Center for Global Affairs, Woolworth Building, 15 Barclay Street, 4th Floor (Between Broadway and Church Street). More information is also available at

Thursday, September 11 at 12:30 p.m. Brown-bag Lunchtime Series: Where We Stand: 7 Years after the 9/11 Attacks Gideon Rose, managing editor, Foreign Affairs magazine; John Gershman, clinical assistant professor, NYU Wagner, principal author of A Secure America in a Secure World (2004) and author of “Is Southeast Asia the Second Front?” Foreign Affairs (2002) Note location: NYU Wagner at the Puck Building-295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl; RSVP by visiting or by calling 212.992.8380.

Thursday, September 18 at 12:30 p.m. Brown-bag Lunchtime Series: Rethinking Democratic Interventions in the Midst of War: Case Study Afghanistan. Patricia DeGennaro, adjunct assistant professor, Center for Global Affairs. Note location: NYU Wagner at the Puck Building-295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl; RSVP by visiting or by calling 212.992.8380.

Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m. Graduate Information Session: M.S. in Global Affairs 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 Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, NYC.

Wednesday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m. Worldly Conversations with Clyde Haberman, New York Times with Calvin Sims, program officer for journalism, The Ford Foundation. Sims has been a Times reporter, national and foreign correspondent, and producer for 20 years. Mr. Sims serves as anchor of’s “World View” podcast, a weekly discussion of foreign affairs with correspondents from across the globe.

Thursday, September 25 at 12:30 p.m. Brown-bag Lunchtime Series: Brain Drain? The Implications of Africa’s Emigrating Health Workforce with Michael Clemens, research fellow and director, Migration and Development Initiative, Center for Global Development. Note location: NYU Wagner at the Puck Building-295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl; RSVP by visiting or by calling 212.992.8380.

Thursday, September 25 at 1:00 p.m. Peace Corps Information Session: Learn how the Peace Corps can fit into your career path. Over 800 NYU alumni and more than 4,000 New York City residents have joined the Peace Corps since 1961. Positions are available for U.S. citizens with a wide variety of backgrounds

Thursday, September 25 at 6:00 p.m. Politics and Art in Cinema: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Italy, 1970) (film and discussion) Cloistered within their magnificent estate, the aristocratic Jewish Finzi-Contini family ignores the increasing Anti-Semitism that is part of Mussolini’s alliance with Nazi Germany until the full effects of Fascism ultimately change their lives forever. Beautifully photographed in buoyant pastel colors, the film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film (1972). Directed by Vittorio De Sica. Color. 94 minutes. Italian with English subtitles.

EDITORS NOTE: The Center for Global Affairs (CGA) at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies educates and inspires students to become global citizens capable of identifying and implementing solutions to pressing global challenges. The CGA offers an M.S. in Global Affairs, a professional Certificate in Global Affairs, and a robust series of public events at its location in the historic Woolworth Building in lower Manhattan. Its faculty is made up of scholars as well as senior staff members of NGOs, international lawyers, journalists specializing in global affairs, and other professionals whose substantive experience heighten students’ awareness of emerging issues, helping them succeed in virtually any global career.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Events and Traditions, School of Professional Studies

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876

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