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2014-15 Schedule
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Events for the 2014-15 Season will be posted as they are scheduled.

 

  Wed., Sept. 17
  Forum Series
 
Howard French
  Assoc. Prof., Columbia
    Grad. Sch. of Journalism
 
"China's 2nd Continent"
  Ferguson Library
  5:45-7:30 PM

  Mon., Sept. 22
  Great Decisions
 
Seth Anziska
  Dept. of History,
  Columbia University
 
"Israel and the U.S."
  New Canaan Library
  7 PM

  Mon., Oct. 6
 
"1st Mondays" Discussion
    Group - MEMBERS ONLY
  McCarter & English
  5:30-7:30 PM

  Wed., Oct. 8
  AR Breakfast
 
Michael Nyenhuis 
  Pres. & CEO, AmeriCares
 
"The Global Health
    Solution:  Frontline
    Health Workers"

  SYC
  7:15-9:00 AM

  Mon., Oct. 20
 
4th Congressional District
    Candidate Debate on
    Foreign Policy

  UCONN/Stamford
  7-8:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Wednesday, September 17 - FORUM SERIES PROGRAM

   
 

Howard French

Associate Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

"China's Second Continent"

Howard French is presently researching a book about the geopolitics of East Asia. He is also a documentary photographer, whose book, "Disappearing Shanghai: Images and Poems of an Intimate Way of Life," with Qiu Xiaolong, was published in 2012. He has authored “China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants are Building a New Empire in Africa” and "A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa".

Professor French worked as a French-English translator in Abidjan, Ivory Coast in the early 1980s, and taught English literature at the University of Ivory Coast. His career in journalism began as a freelance reporter for The Washington Post and many other publications in West Africa. He was hired by The New York Times in 1986, and from 1990 to 2008 reported for The Times as bureau chief for Central America and the Caribbean, West Africa, Japan and the Koreas, and China in Shanghai. From 2005 to 2008 alongside his work for The Times, Mr. French was a weekly columnist on global affairs for the International Herald Tribune.

 Ferguson Library (3rd Floor)
Corner of Broad and Bedford Streets, Stamford

Refreshments/Networking:  5:45 PM
Presentation/Q&A  6:15-7:30 PM

Forum Members/Faculty/Students:  No Charge
Non-Members:  $20
  

 

 

monday, September 22 - GREAT DECISIONS PROGRAM

 

 

Seth Anziska

Department of History, Columbia University

 "Israel and the United States" 

Seth Anziska has interests in the Middle East, US foreign relations, and modern Jewish history. His dissertation explored the relationship between Israel, the Palestinians, and the United States from the Camp David Accords through the war in Lebanon and the first Intifada. Anziska received his BA in History, cum laude, from Columbia and his M. Phil. in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from St. Antony’s College, Oxford. He has been the recipient of the Boren and Wexner fellowships and was a research exchange student in the Department of International History at the London School of Economics. 

 New Canaan Library
Lamb Room
151 Main Street

7 PM

Free and Open to the Public

Refreshments Courtesy of the New Canaan Library

 


 

 

 
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