War and Peace Lecture Series Discusses Science, Sustainability, Policy and More

Thumbnail image for war and peace dove Sonoma State University's War and Peace Lecture Series explores the relevance of the United Nations, the science of war, peace through sustainability and more with talks by Sonoma State faculty and invited guests. Lectures are Tuesdays, 5:30-6:50 p.m. in Ives 101. Admission is free, parking is $5-$8 on campus.

August 23

Introduction and Orientation

Chingling Wo, series host and War and Peace faculty members


August 30

Democracy and the Intelligence Community

Andy Merrifield, SSU Professor of Political Science


September 6

Permanent War and the Transnational Capitalist Class

Peter Phillips, SSU Professor of Sociology and Former National Director of Project Censored


September 13

The Relevance of the United Nations

Rashmi Singh, SSU Professor Emeritus in Humanities and Peace Studies, current President of the United Nations Association of Sonoma County


September 20

America as Global Vigilante: Foreign Policy, Public Opinion, and Hollywood Mythmaking

Marco Calavita, SSU Professor of Communications Studies


September 27

The Science of War (and Peace)

Lynn Cominsky, SSU Professor of Physics


October 4

Film: "The Day After Trinity"


October 11

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Historical Context and Personal Reflections

Therese Mughannam, Nicholas Walrath, Chuck Sher and Laure Reichek, Peace Activists


October 18

The Case for an Enforceable International Bill of Rights

Kirk Boyd, Lawyer, Legal Activist and Executive Director of the International Bill of Rights


October 25

Internet Technology: Liberating or Controlling

Farid Farahmand, SSU Professor of Engineering Science


November 1

The Russian Revolution at Its Centenary (Minus One Year)

Stephen Bittner, SSU Professor of History


November 8

Veteran's Panel

Three speakers will join us for a panel discussion


November 15

Peace and Protest Song, Literature and Art

Tim Wandling, SSU Professor of English


November 22

Film: "Into the Current: Burma's Political Prisoners"


December 1

Nonviolence and the New Paradigm

Michael Nagler, UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies and President of Metta Center for Non-Violence


December 8

Peace through Sustainability

Jason Mark, Journalist and Organic farmer


December 15

Students Open Mic


For more information regarding the lecture series, contact Wo at chingling.wo@sonoma.edu

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