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Global Initiative 2018-2019: Twenty-First Century Crises"

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Global Initiative 2018-2019: Twenty-First Century Crises"

Day
Time
Location
Event

Tuesday

9/18/2018

7 pm

Kaplan Hall, OCCT Great Room

Newburgh

Keynote Address, Newburgh:

Dr. Michael Quinn, Department of Global Studies, SUNY Orange

"The Destruction of World Historical & Cultural Heritage"

In recent years, the press has drawn increasing attention to the brazen acts of violence committed against civilians by the terrorist group known as ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) or ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) and also to their systematic attacks against the cultural heritage of the region. Nothing seems to be immune from these depredations, and sites ranging from Assyrian times to the early Islamic era have been thoroughly looted and in some cases completely destroyed. In spite of the sensational nature of this reporting, such acts are not an entirely new development in this region (or elsewhere), and ISIS is not the only organization or group engaged in this kind of activity. The destruction or looting of the cultural heritage of the past is a WORLD-WIDE phenomenon that has, in fact, existed for millennia, and it is a crisis that is, unlike some of the crises we face in the 21st century, entirely within our power to resolve.

Thursday

9/27/2018

11: 15 am

Gilman Center, Library, Room 130

Middletown

Keynote Address, Middletown:

Dr. Walter Jahn, Department of Biology, SUNY Orange

"The Health Costs of Pollution"

How many millions of people die each year die prematurely because of pollution & climate change?

 

 

Whether one considers the effects of air pollutants in aggravating risks of heart disease, stroke, asthma, & premature births or the effects of climate change on worsening air pollution, changing distributions of infectious disease, or increasing instances of severe weather, environmental pollution will cause millions of premature deaths this year.

 

Tuesday

10/2/2018

 

7 pm

Gilman Center, Library, Room 130

Middletown

Dr. Elizabeth Kaknes, Department of Political Science, Marist College

"Expect the Unexpected: Politics and Elections in Brazil"

With the important October 7th election in Latin America's largest democracy, Dr. Kaknes will examine the issues surrounding the election and the larger political context (political history, major policy debates, partisanship) that surrounds it.

Tuesday

10/9/2018

7 pm

Kaplan Building, OCCT Great Room

Newburgh

Dr. Adam Kalkstein, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, United States Military Academy at West Point

"Separating Fact from Fiction in the Climate Change Debate"

Climate change is one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time, yet conflicting messages from politicians, the popular press, and academia continue to muddy the waters. This talk will focus on the science of climate change, examining its causes and impacts, along with discussing potential solutions.

Wednesday

10/10/2018

7 pm

Gilman Center, Library, Room 130

Middletown

Robert Giles, Director, Division of Elections, New Jersey Departmenf of State

"Preserving the Integrity of the Electoral Process"

With the crucial midterm elections looming in early November, the Director of the Division of Elections in the state of New Jersey, Robert Giles, will discuss the important issues surrounding the continued integrity of the electoral process and what can be done to preserve it.

Thursday

10/25/2018

7 pm

Gilman Center, Library, Room 130

Middletown

POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING SEMESTER

POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING SEMESTER

Dr. Jeff Hall, Department of History, CUNY Queensborough Community College

POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING SEMESTER

POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING SEMESTER

 

Tuesday

11/13/2018

 

7 pm

Kaplan Hall, OCCT Great Room

Newburgh

Dr. Barry Shrem, Hudson Valley Center for Development and Mount Sinai Health System

"On Winning and Losing in a Time of Crisis: Thoughts on Human Self-Destructiveness""

Wednesday

11/14/2018

7 pm Gilman Center, Library, Room 130

Prof. Paul Basinski, Chair of Department of Global Studies, SUNY Orange

"The Resurgence of Authoritarian Regimes in the 21st Century"

SPRING 2019   SCHEDULE