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Le Moyne College, University College announce spring 2008 Intelligent Conversation Series
Le Moyne College, University College announce spring 2008 Intelligent Conversation SeriesMarch 18, 2008SU News ServicesSUnews@syr.edu
The spring 2008 Intelligent Conversation Series sponsored by University College and Le Moyne College provides an opportunity to explore “The U.S. Role in a Changing World.” A series of discussions led by prominent faculty from Syracuse University and Le Moyne College addresses the decline of the United States’ image as a world leader, the growing impact of globalization on labor and financial markets and how the proliferation of conflicts and civil unrest around the world pose severe challenges to the United States.
The public is invited to explore these issues with informed faculty members at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 2, 16 and 30. All events are free and open to the public.
April 2: The U.S., the World and the Citizen: A Conversation
J. Barron Boyd Jr., professor of political science and director of the Center for Peace and Global Studies at Le Moyne College, and Robert D. McClure, Chapple Family Professor at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and The College of Arts and Sciences, discuss the globalization of economics and politics. They will explore America’s interests and capabilities in this changing world; the moral and ethical responsibility America has to others and vice-versa; and what the correct balance is between American sovereignty and the claims on America by the rest of the world.
April 16: U.S. Immigration Policy, the Labor Market and Economic Growth
Harjit K. Arora, professor of economics at Le Moyne College, and Ramon E. Rivera, adjunct professor at Syracuse University College of Law and immigration attorney with Mackenzie Hughes, LLP, discuss how a shortage of workers in a variety of fields across the country hinders economic growth and promotes outsourcing of businesses. They will also explain how current U.S. immigration policy actually contributes to the number of illegal immigrants in the United States.
April 30: Peace, Justice and Reconstruction of Africa in the New Era
Charles Onyango Oduke, S.J., assistant professor of philosophy at Le Moyne College, and Horace G. Campbell, professor of African American studies and political science at SU, will discuss the United States’ renewed interest in engaging Africa, China’s dominance and increasing political influence on the continent, and what role the United States should play in the politics of reconstruction, debt forgiveness and aid.
For additional information call (315) 445-4673 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. All events take place on the Le Moyne College campus. Parking is available in lot C, off Springfield Road.