Warfare to serve as theme for global discussion series at SUNY Oswego

OSWEGO — SUNY Oswego’s Institute for Global Engagement will launch a new discussion series this month, with “War in a Global and Historical Perspective” as this year’s theme.

The first of the free public sessions will take place at 4 p.m. Feb. 18, in the Campus Center auditorium. Tarak Barkawi, associate professor at the New School for Social Research, will lead a discussion on “Small Wars, Big Consequences: Military Orientalism and Western Identity,” with respondent Walter Opello, SUNY Oswego professor of political science.

“This annual series is another opportunity to build scholarly collaborations for expanding world awareness and global engagement on our campus,” said Susan Coultrap-McQuin, director of the college’s Institute for Global Engagement. “Everyone is welcome to join in the lively discussion.”

On March 6, Brett Kaufman of the American Civil Liberties Union and Ed Kinane of Voices for Creative Nonviolence will appear at 12:40 p.m. in Room 114 of the Campus Center for “Death from Above: A Panel on the U.S. Drone Program,” with moderator Ulises Mejias, assistant professor of communication studies at SUNY Oswego.

Geraldine Forbes, Distinguished Teaching Professor of history at SUNY Oswego, will present “When Warrior Women Become Heroines: The Rani of Jhansi Regiment in World War II,” with respondent Faith Maina, associate professor of education at the college, at 12:40 p.m. March 28 in Room 114 of the Campus Center.

On April 16, Neelika Jaywardane, associate professor of English, will present “The ‘See Something/Say Something’ Campaign and the War on Terror: Monitoring America’s Others” at 4 p.m. in Room 114 of the Campus Center. Craig Warkentin, associate professor of political science at Oswego, will serve as respondent.

The IGE is an active network of many people, offices, programs and committees at the college committed to expanding world awareness and global engagement. For more information, visit www.oswego.edu/ige

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