The NYU Center for Global Affairs at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies announces its February 2005 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, February 2 at 6 p.m.-Talk-with Ann Cooper, executive director, Committee to Protect Journalists. Ann Cooper’s voice is well known to radio listeners in the United States from her nine years as a correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR). Cooper has covered Moscow, Beijing’s Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement, Johannesburg, Somalia, the Rwandan refugee crisis, and the cholera epidemic in Zaire.

Thursday, February 3 at 1 p.m.-Talk- The New Millennium Challenge Account (MCA): Defending and Assessing Democratic Governance. Jennifer Windsor, executive director, Freedom House (, will discuss the establishment of the MCA, the country assessment methods, and the implications of this approach on freedom and democratic governance worldwide.

Tuesday, February 8 at 6 p.m. -Film— Ju Dou. An aging factory owner takes a third wife (actress Gong Li) in hopes of producing an heir. An Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film, Ju Dou features exquisite cinematography and is directed by Zhang Yimou. 1990. Color. 98 minutes. Subtitles. (China) Dan Georgakas, consulting editor of Cineaste, will lead a post-screening Q&A.

Thursday, February 10 at 1 p.m. -Talk- The DRC’s 4½ Year Civil War Two Years Later: A Follow-up Report. Dr. Rick Brennan, director, Health Unit, International Rescue Committee ( Dr. Brennan will talk about the methodology as well as the challenges, both logistically and culturally, of visiting 19,500 households in a conflict zone.

Tuesday, February 15 at 6 p.m.- Information Session: M.S. in Global Studies -Note location: American Management Association (AMA), 1601 Broadway, 8th Floor. To learn more about how the M.S. in Global Studies can transform your future, join us for an information session. For further details, call 212.998.7200 and mention code J413 or visit

Thursday, February 17 at 1 p.m.-Talk—The Military and NGOs: Can’t We All Just Get Along? Christopher Holshek, international peace operations consultant and U.S. Army Civil Affairs officer, discusses why and how the military and NGOs can work together in a range of post-conflict environments-from hostile to permissive-in order to provide humanitarian relief and build peace.

Thursday, February 24 at 1 p.m.-Information Session—Peace Corps Information Session. Positions are available for U.S. citizens with a wide variety of backgrounds. Come hear Peace Corps stories and learn how the Peace Corps may fit into your career path. Hosted by Susan Wuscher, Peace Corps regional recruiter and returned Peace Corps volunteer, Kenya.

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