Conferences and lectures

April 8, 2013
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Distinguished Speaker Series presents Ambassador Dennis Ross, Tuesday, April 16
Former Ambassador Dennis Ross, who is now a counselor at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, will present a talk titled, “Challenges for American Foreign Policy in the Middle East.” For more information and online registration, click here.

A Passport to the Middle East: A Career of Revolution, Upheaval and Hope, Thursday, April 18
Deborah Amos, the 2013 James H. Ottaway Sr. Professor of Journalism, will discuss experiences from her more than 20 years of reporting from the Middle East and reflect on the Arab Spring and what it means. Event begins at 7 p.m. in the Coykendall Science Building auditorium. Free and open to the public.

Radical Readiness: Preparing for Dirty Bombs, Nuclear Disaster, and Other Radiation Emergencies, Friday, April 19
Presenters at the 10th annual Institute for Disaster Mental Health conference will include representatives from New York State agencies and other experts in radiological preparedness, who will present perspectives, recommendations, and updates from their respective fields. Registration form and instructions can be found here.

SUNY Contemplative Network presents Creating a Mindful Community, Saturday, April 20
Contemplative practices, collective discussions, reflection, and a practitioner panel. Keynote speaker Daniel Barbezat (Amherst College) will discuss “Contemplative Pedagogy and the Transformation of Education.” 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the College Terrace. Register by Wednesday, April 10. For information, email Terry Murray.

Reproductive Justice: 40 Years After Roe v. Wade, Saturday, April 27
The 2013 Women’s Studies Conference, presented by the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program, will address topics including: a history of reproductive politics in the United States; the global dimensions of reproductive justice; economic barriers women confront to control our reproductive lives and raise children; the activism that fuels the movement; the rights of pregnant women and adolescent girls; and the place of religion in a reproductive justice agenda. In the Lecture Center. Registration is $25 for the public; free for college students with ID.

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