Sept. 19, 2001
CONTACT: Walter Opello, 312-2118
TALKS FOCUS ON CURRENT INTERNATIONAL CRISIS
OSWEGO -- The SUNY Oswego Office of International Education is sponsoring a series of talks and teach-ins in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The sessions are an attempt to "keep the dialogue going" in the wake of the national tragedy and the prospect of international action, said Maureen Shanahan, an assistant professor of art who is coordinating the series with SUNY Oswego Director of International Education and political science Professor Walter Opello.
On Tuesday, Sept. 25, a panel of political scientists who teach at the college "will talk about what the consequences would be of a U.S. strike against Afghanistan," Shanahan said. Bruce Altschuler, Opello, Stephan Rosow and Craig Warkentin are scheduled to participate. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the Hewitt Union main lounge.
SUNY Oswego philosophy Professor Jean Chambers and English Professor Patrick Murphy will discuss possible moral and ethical responses to the crisis at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Hewitt Union main lounge.
The first presentation took place the day after the deadly attacks. On Sept. 12, SUNY Oswego faculty members Geraldine Forbes of the history department, Tom Cushman of the counseling and psychological services department, Altschuler and Rosow, with Shanahan moderating, tried to help members of the campus community to put the attacks into perspective.
Other panels on responses from economists, pacifists, survivors of war and religious leaders are in the planning stages, Shanahan said. No admission fee will be charged for the talks.
For more information on the series, call the Office of International Education at 312-2118.
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