The NYU Center for Global Affairs at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies announces its March 2006 schedule of events and lectures, which includes an all-day symposium on the state of terrorism in America: America in the World 2006: Assessing the State of Terrorism; Worldly Conversations with Clyde Haberman, NYC columnist for The New York Times; as well as “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 or visit

Wednesday, March 1 at 6.15 p.m. Worldly Conversations with Helene Cooper, assistant editor, editorial board, New York Times. Hosted by Clyde Haberman, NYC columnist for The New York Times. Helene Cooper joined the New York Times’ editorial board in October 2004. Cooper was previously the assistant bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal’s Washington Bureau, overseeing a group of reporters focusing on international economics and foreign policy. From 1999 to 2002, she was the Wall Street Journal’s international economics reporter. In 2000, Cooper won the Raymond Clapper Memorial Award for Washington reporting for her stories on the negotiations on China’s entry into the World Trade Organization. A native of Monrovia, Liberia, Cooper will publish a memoir, The House at Sugar Beach, next fall.

Tuesday, March 7 at 6 p.m. Film: Alexandria (Greece, 2001) Directed and co-written by Maria Iliou. 2001. Color. 105 minutes. Note: Maria Iliou joins us to discuss her film. Before the expulsion of diaspora communities in 1956, Alexandria was home for many nationalities. The film begins with a contemporary romance between a young Greek woman and an Egyptian. Time-bending sequences shot on location evoke the mysteries of a legendary diaspora Egypt that no longer exists.

Wednesday, March 8 at 6.15 p.m. America in the World: China In this two-part series, we bring together divergent views as we consider the role of America in the world through the prism of U.S.-China relations and trade and development. Speakers include: James F. Hoge, Jr., editor, Foreign Affairs; Peter G. Peterson Chair, Council on Foreign Relations; and David M. Lampton, Hyman professor of China Studies, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

Thursday, March 30 at 1 p.m. Brown Bag Lunch Series: Peace Corps Information Session Hosted by Melissa Garba, Peace Corps Regional Recruiter and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Ukraine (2001-2003). Come hear Peace Corps stories and learn how the Peace Corps may fit into your career path. Positions are available for U.S. citizens with a wide variety of backgrounds.

Friday, March 31, 9.30 a.m.-2.45 p.m. Special Event: America in the World 2006: Assessing the State of Terrorism Three in-depth, comprehensive discussions about the state of United States security today, more than four years after 9/11, after a U.S. presidential election that focused largely on U.S. security, and nearly three years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, and about what our strategies for reducing threats from terrorist groups and are these strategies working are. Moderators include: Michael Oppenheimer, assistant professor, Center for Global Affairs, NYU; K. Bradley Penuel, director, Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response, NYU; and David B. H. Denoon, professor, Wilf Family Department of Politics, NYU.

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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