The NYU Center for Global Affairs at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies announces its October 2005 schedule of events and lectures, which includes the “Worldly Conversations” series hosted by the distinguished NYTimes columnist Clyde Haberman, the Politics and Art in Cinema series as well as the “Thursday Brown Bag” lunch series, Reports from the Field.

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

Thursday, October 6, 1-2 p.m. —Peace Corps Information Sessions— Part of the Thursday Brown Bag, hosted by Melissa Garba, Peace Corps regional recruiter and returned Peace Corps volunteer, Ukraine (2001-2003). Hear Peace Corps stories and learn how the Peace Corps may fit into your career path. Peace Corps volunteers are in over 70 countries around the world. Positions are available for US citizens with a wide variety of backgrounds. (

Monday, October 10, 6.15-7.30 p.m. - International Careers with NGOs and Volunteer Organizations -Led by Joyce Munn, principal, Global Nonprofit Network. This popular series provides an opportunity to meet international insiders who can offer practical advice by sharing their real-life experiences. Speakers include: Laura Callanan, executive director, The Prospect Hill Foundation; Joanne Smith-Rencher, senior director, Human Resources, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI); and Erik Detiger, deputy director of development, International Center for Transitional Justice.

Wednesday, October 19 at 6 p.m.- Information Session: M.S. in Global Studies -Note location: Grand Hyatt Park Avenue at Grand Central Conference Level. 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

Monday, October 24 at 6.15-7.30 p.m.-Panel Discussion-“America in the World: Global Institutions,” moderated by Michael Oppenheimer, assistant professor, Center for Global Affairs at NYU, considers the role of the United States in the world through the prism of the Bush Doctrine. Panelists include: Ambassador Robert L. Hutchings, diplomat in residence Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, (invited); James M. Lindsay, vice president, Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, and director of studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Wednesday, October 26 at 6.15-7.30 p.m.-Conversation- Susan Chira, foreign editor, The New York Times. Chira is the second guest in the fall 2005 program series entitled “Worldly Conversations: Perspectives from Globetrotters-The Middle East” hosted by Clyde Haberman, New York City columnist for The New York Times. This year, the conversation theme will revolve around the Iraq conflict, the far-reaching effects it has had and prospects it holds for future stability and security.

Thursday, October 27 from 1-2 p.m.-Talk-given by Alon Ben-Meir, journalist, author, and professor of global affairs, NYU Center for Global Affairs, entitled “Democratic Reform Without Upheaval.” How can the United States promote democracy in Arab and Muslim countries without precipitating political and social upheaval? Democracy is not like an article of clothing that fits all sizes. The principles of democracy are the same, but their application must be tailored to fit the unique national characteristics of each state. Because the Arab states have much in common-religion, language, and history-there are four core measures the Bush administration must pursue to effect democratic reforms that would lead to progress and stability rather than violence and political turmoil.

The new NYU Center for Global Affairs, within the University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies [], is located in the School’s state-of-the-art facility in the Woolworth Building - one of downtown New York’s 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.

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