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Braving the new world

From the Intercultural Center’s series of events on “Braving a New World” to the Skidmore Greens–backed resolution by the Student Government Association opposing an invasion of Iraq, everybody at Skidmore is grappling with issues of cultural conflict and international relations. Just a few of the events this past autumn:

  • Memorial: Hannah Chapple ’06 and Stephanie Cruz ’06 join a crowd on Case Green for a somber ceremony marking the first anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
    “The War on Terrorism: Counterterrorism, the U.S. Constitution, and the American People,” panel discussion with Christopher Combs ’91, FBI; Joseph Duggan, U.S. Department of State; Mary Stange and Beau Breslin, Skidmore

  • “Spirit and the Modern World,” chaplains’ discussion in conjunction with “Cinema of the Spirit” film festival, co-hosted by Saratoga Film Forum and other groups

  • “Rethinking Race and Ethnicity in Contemporary Southern Africa,” lecture by James Muzondidya, Columbia University

  • “Globalized China: Implications for Energy, the Environment, and Women,” multidisciplinary colloquium led by Kelly Sims Gallagher, Harvard University

  • Discussion of the “Red-Green” coalition in Germany by Joern Boehme, a policy coordinator for German Greens in the Bundestag

  • “How Economics Will Impact a Solution to the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict,” by journalist Joel Bainerman

  • Conversation about 9/11 with Skidmore international students

  • “Islam, War, and Terrorism,” panel discussion with Frank Griffel, Yale University; Jon Brockopp, Bard College; Rabia Terri Harris, Muslim Peace Fellowship; Laury Silvers-Alario, Skidmore
 


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