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The NYU Center for Global Affairs at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies announces its October 2008 schedule of events and lectures, which includes: Conversations with Clyde Haberman, NYC columnist for The New York Times; as well as the “Thursday Brown-bag Series,” Conflict, Security, and Development: Issues, Actors, and Approaches, a collaboration with NYU Wagner ( and NYU’s Master’s Program in Global Public Health ( which examines new research, creative policy approaches, and recent analytical and practical innovations in responding to challenges of security and development in conflict and post-conflict contexts. Film events include Politics and Art in Cinema: The Winds of Change-Lives in the Balance in which Doris Weisberg hosts three evenings of film that explore the effect of sweeping political change in individual lives.

NYU’s Global Affairs events are free and open to the public. Space is limited and reservations are required. Register by phone at 212.992.8380 or e-mail your details to Your public event registration request will be confirmed via e-mail on the Friday prior to the scheduled event. Unless otherwise indicated, all public events are held at the Center for Global Affairs, Woolworth Building, 15 Barclay Street, 4th Floor (Between Broadway and Church Street). More information is also available at

Thursday, October 2 at 12.30 p.m. Brown-bag Lunchtime Series: Perspectives on Political Development: What Today’s Democratizers Can Learn from Yesterday’s Sheri Berman, associate professor of political science, Barnard College, Columbia University Note location: NYU Wagner at the Puck Building-295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl; RSVP by visiting or by calling 212.992.8380.

Thursday, October 2 at 6.30 p.m. International Careers in the Private Sector E. Duke Dickerson, moderator, director-health and science systems, clinical and scientific affairs, Boehringer Ingelheim; Michelle Billig, director, Global Political Risk Service, PIRA Energy Group; Ann Lee, former investment banker and bond trader, CEO of BrainCrowd; Kevin McNulty, chief marketing officer, Momentum; and Stefan Rinn, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Boehringer Ingelheim USA.

Tuesday, October 14 at 6.30 p.m. In print: Ahmed Rashid - Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia (2008) Ahmed Rashid is an author and journalist based in Lahore, Pakistan. In this conversation with Gideon Rose, managing editor of Foreign Affairs, Rashid examines Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the corridors of power in Washington and Europe to see how nation building in the region has progressed.

Tuesday, October 14 at 6.30 p.m. Graduate Information Session: M.S. in Global Affairs Graduate Information Session. Join us for a Graduate Information Session and discover how the M.S. in Global Affairs can transform your future. Please note location: NYC Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, NYC.

Wednesday, October 15 at 6.30 p.m. Worldly Perspectives with Clyde Haberman, New York Times with Ian Fisher, deputy foreign editor, The New York Times. Ian Fisher joined the Times in 1990. His career has included postings to Nairobi in 1998, covering east and central Africa and to Warsaw in 2001, covering Eastern Europe and the Balkans.

Thursday, October 16 at 12.30 p.m. Brown-bag Lunchtime Series: Reviving Nuclear Disarmament: the Indispensable Key to a Secure Future Richard Butler, Global Diplomat in Residence and clinical professor, Center for Global Affairs. Note location: NYU Wagner at the Puck Building-295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl; RSVP by visiting or by calling 212.992.8380.

Wednesday, October 22 at 6.30 p.m. International Careers with NGOs and Volunteer Organizations Carolyn Kissane, moderator, clinical associate professor, Center for Global Affairs; William Abrams, director, Trickle Up; Devin Stewart, director, Global Policy Innovations and editor, Policy Innovations, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs; Sarah Wikenczy, advocacy and armed conflict specialist, Open Society Institute.

Thursday, October 23 at 12.30 p.m. Brown-bag Lunchtime Series: Competition and Development: Using Law and Policy to Harness Globalization and Markets for Developing Countries Eleanor Fox, Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation, New York University School of Law Note location: NYU Wagner at the Puck Building-295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl; RSVP by visiting or by calling 212.992.8380.

Thursday, October 23 at 6.30 p.m. Global Leaders: Conversations with Alon Ben-Meir with Zalmay Khalilzad, United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Zalmay Khalilzad served as U.S Ambassador to Iraq (2005-2007) and U.S Ambassador to Afghanistan (2003-2005). He has served on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Islamic Outreach and Southwest Asia initiatives.

Tuesday, October 28 at 6.30 p.m. International Careers with the U.S. Government Vera Jelinek, moderator, divisional dean, Center for Global Affairs; Shane Christensen, executive assistant to Ambassador Khalilzad, Office of the Permanent Representative, U.S. Mission to the United Nations; Robert Dry, diplomat in residence, City College of New York; senior foreign service officer, U.S. Department of State; Judith Siegel, former deputy coordinator, Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State; Vincent Wickes, regional director, U.S. Peace Corps New York Office; RPCV Ukraine 2001-2003.

Thursday, October 30 at 6.00 p.m. Politics and Art in Cinema: Memories of Underdevelopment (Cuba, 1968) (film and discussion) Refusing to leave Cuba with friends and family following the 1961 Bay of Pigs revolution, the film’s middle-class protagonist endeavors to maintain his pre-revolutionary style of living as he observes his own increasing alienation while everything around him changes. Rare photographs and documentary footage are included in this contemplation of the personal and the political. Written and directed by Tomas Gutierrez Alea. Black and white. 97 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

Friday, October 31 at 1.30 p.m. America in the World: Is the U.S. Becoming a 2nd-Rate World Power? A CGA U.S. Election Special Event. Arthur R. Miller, Professor NYU School of Law and NYU-SCPS; RSVP by emailing or by calling (212) 992-8380.

EDITORS NOTE: The Center for Global Affairs (CGA) at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies educates and inspires students to become global citizens capable of identifying and implementing solutions to pressing global challenges. The CGA offers an M.S. in Global Affairs, a professional Certificate in Global Affairs, and a robust series of public events at its location in the historic Woolworth Building in lower Manhattan. Its faculty is made up of scholars as well as senior staff members of NGOs, international lawyers, journalists specializing in global affairs, and other professionals whose substantive experience heighten students’ awareness of emerging issues, helping them succeed in virtually any global career.

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