The NYU Center for Global Affairs at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies announces its November 2004 schedule of events and lectures, which includes the “Worldly Conversations” series hosted by the distinguished New York Times columnist Clyde Haberman; the “Politics and Art in Cinema” series; and the “Thursday Brown Bag” lunch series.

All events are free and open to the public, and unless otherwise noted, take place at the Center’s location at the Woolworth Building, 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.

Wednesday, December 1 at 6 p.m.

Talk - with Jurek Martin, columnist, Financial Times. After nearly 30 years as a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times, Jurek Martin is now a columnist for FT and has written the “Letter to America” dispatch in the newspaper’s “Weekend” section for the last two years, as well as contributing other articles.

Thursday, December 2 at 1 p.m.

Talk - “International Justice and the Special Court for Sierra Leone,” given by Elise Keppler, counsel, International Justice Program, Human Rights Watch. Ms. Keppler discusses the Special Court for Sierra Leone, a novel hybrid international/national war crimes court established to bring justice for atrocities committed during the Sierra Leone civil war, and accountability efforts in Iraq, where a domestic war crimes tribunal was recently created.

Saturday, December 4 at 10 a.m.

Talks - Information Session: M.S. in Global Studies

Note location: American Management Association (AMA), 1601 Broadway, 8th Floor. Registration is required, please call 212-998-7200.

The Master of Science in Global Studies provides an indispensable context for understanding critical issues in international politics, economics, dispute settlement, law, human rights, humanitarian assistance, energy, environment, and related areas. For additional session dates and times, please visit

Tuesday, December 7 at 6 p.m.

Film - Dan Georgakas, consulting editor of Cineaste, hosts a screening of Ikiru (To Live) with a discussion to follow. Directed by Akira Kurosama, Ikiru is about a bureaucrat-infamous for never getting anything done-suddenly challenging the system by taking up the cause of some poor residents of Tokyo who want a park built in their neighborhood. The reaction of his friends, fellow workers, and family offers trenchant insights into Japanese culture in the transitional post-war years

Thursday, December 9 at 1 p.m.

Talk - “Sudan’s Silent Tragedy: The Darfur Crisis” presented by Gerald Martone, director, emergency response, International Rescue Committee (IRC). IRC has been overseeing efforts focused on providing emergency sanitation, access to clean water, and basic shelter materials. Access to the Sudan region’s displaced populations is severely restricted, leading Martone to describe the crisis as “the most complicated relief environment in the world.” He shares his firsthand account-and arresting photographs-of an aid worker’s worst nightmare.

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