The NYU Center for Global Affairs at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies announces its February 2006 schedule of events and lectures, which include: Worldly Conversations with Clyde Haberman, NYC columnist for The New York Times; Politics and Art in Cinema: Cultures Imploding, hosted by Dan Georgakas, consulting editor of Cineaste, 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 or email email@example.com.
Tuesday, February 7 at 6 p.m. Film: The Americanization of Emily Directed by Arthur Hiller. 1964. B&W. 117 minutes. Paddy Chayevsky’s script offers a satirical take on the folly of war set in London on the eve of D-Day. Yank James Garner, a proud coward, falls in love with Brit Julie Andrews, a war widow from a family of heroes. Melvyn Douglas is an erratic admiral barely in command of himself, much less the assembled armada. The film earned two Oscar nominations. A discussion led by a moderator from Cineaste concludes the screening.
Wednesday, February 8 at 6.15 p.m. Worldly Conversations with Julian Borger, U.S. bureau chief, The Guardian (London). Hosted by Clyde Haberman, NYC columnist for The New York Times. Julian Borger has been a U.S. correspondent since 1998. Previously, he worked for several years as a radio and television reporter in Africa. From the BBC, he went to work for the Guardian in 1993. While reporting for the Guardian, he lived in Sarajevo from January 1995 to April 1997 to cover the Balkans, with a return visit in 1999 to report on the Kosovo conflict. From 1997 to 1998, he served as a Middle East correspondent, based in Jerusalem.
Thursday, February 9 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.
Thursday, February 9 at 6.15 p.m. International Careers in the Private Sector: Conversations With Joyce Munn This popular series provides an opportunity to meet international insiders who can offer practical advice by sharing their real-life experiences. Led by Joyce Munn, principal, Global Nonprofit Network. Featuring: Edwin Duke Dickerson, director, Health Sciences and Systems, Boehringer Ingelheim; Jere van Dyk, consultant, CBS News; David J. Vidal, director of research, Global Corporate Citizenship, publisher, Across the Board, The Conference Board.
Monday, February 13 at 6.15 p.m. International Careers with NGOs and International Organizations: Conversations With Joyce Munn This popular series provides an opportunity to meet international insiders who can offer practical advice by sharing their real-life experiences. Led by Joyce Munn, principal, Global Nonprofit Network. Featuring: William Abrams, executive director, Trickle Up; Francesco Mancini, senior program officer, International Peace Academy; Mel Washington, chief operating officer/chief financial officer, Human Rights First.
Wednesday, February 22 at 6.15 p.m. International Careers with the U.S. Government Organizations: Conversations With Joyce Munn. This popular series provides an opportunity to meet international insiders who can offer practical advice by sharing their real-life experiences. Led by Joyce Munn, principal, Global Nonprofit Network. Featuring: James Carragher, diplomat in residence at City College of New York, U.S. Department of State; Julie R. Moyes, program officer, NY Program Branch, International Visitor Leadership Program, U.S. Department of State; Molly Phee, deputy political counselor, United States Mission to the United Nations
Thursday, February 23 at 6.15 p.m. Global Leaders Series Hosted by Alon Ben-Meir, professor of international relations, journalist, and author. Featuring: Omer Onhon, Consul General, Consulate General of Turkey in New York City. More than any other time in the past few decades, Turkey can play a pivotal role in advancing the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and become a major political and economic force in the Middle East.
Tuesday, February 28 at 6 p.m. Film: At Five in the Afternoon (Iran, 2002) Filmed in Afghanistan by Iranian Samira Mahkmalbaf who also co-scripted the film. Color. 106 minutes. In post-Taliban Afghanistan, a young woman rebels against her tyrannical father. Each day, she secretly sheds her slippers for high heel shoes and goes to a secular school. Learning that a woman has been Prime Minister in neighboring Pakistan, she wonders if this might be possible in Afghanistan. Compelling encounters with a Pakistani poet and a French soldier are set amid somber scenes of destitute refugees and a ravaged nation. A discussion led by a moderator from Cineaste concludes the screening.
The new NYU Center for Global Affairs, within the University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies [www.scps.nyu.edu], 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.