November 12th – 18th


Monday, November 14th

The Donald J. Sutherland Lecture University Lecture in the Liberal Arts: Philip Hamburger – 3pm in the Cultural Center Theater
2017 Donald J. Sutherland Lecture University Lecture in the Liberal Arts presents The Ku Klux Klan and the Separation of Church and State by Philip Hamburger. Philip Hamburger is the Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. He is a leading scholar of constitutional law and its history, who works on many topics, including religious liberty, freedom of speech, academic censorship, judicial review, the office and duty of judges, administrative power, and the early development of liberal thought.

Peace Action Matters Meeting – 7:00pm in Heger 101
Tuesday, November 15th

Climate Change and Globalization in Coastal Regions: Opportunities and Challenges for Building Resilience – 11:10-12:35 in the Cultural Center Theater
Dr. Robin Leichenko’s research intersects the fields of economic geography and human dimensions of global environmental change. Her work examines how and why processes of global economic and environmental change differentially affect cities, regions and sectors, and the implications of these processes for questions of vulnerability, equity, resilience and sustainability.  Her book, Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures (with Karen O’Brien, Oxford University Press, 2008) was awarded the 2009 Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography from the Association of American Geographers. Leichenko’s talk will examine interactions between climate change and globalization in coastal regions of the United States.

Diversity, Dialogue and Dessert: Historical Monuments and Native Cultures – 8:00pm-10:00pm in Student Center Room 263
IEI’s Diversity, Dialogue and Dessert (DDD) Series is a time to explore more in depth a topic or perspective of a specific cultural identity group.  Please join us for a dialog about Historical Monuments and Native Cultures facilitated by Professors Jonathan Lightfoot and Benita Sampedro of the Center for “Race” Culture and Social Justice.  Questions? Please email


Wednesday, November 16th

No Execution if Four Justices Object – 11:15am-12:45pm on the 10th Floor of Axinn Library
Death penalty cases have received a tremendous amount of attention in recent years. Some states have eliminated execution as a form of punishment while others have aggressively used it. For those facing the death penalty, their last hope is the U.S. Supreme Court. However, four justices are needed to review a case and five votes are required to stay an execution.
Professor Freedman’s lecture will review the history, policy and procedural nuances of the Supreme Court’s role in applying the death penalty, and provide recommendations for future Supreme Court policy.

GUAAC Meeting – GUAAC (Greater Uniondale Area Action Coalition) is working on several issues facing Uniondale, including workforce development, environment, education and policy. They meet on Wednesdays at 6pm in 112 Oak Street Center.

Thursday, November 17th

Understanding New York State Politics in 2017: A Conversation with Assemblyman Tom McKevitt – 9:35am-11:00am on the 10th Floor of Axinn Library
Peter S. Kalkow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs presents State and Politics Lecture Series. This lecture is Understanding New York State Politics in 2017: A Conversation with Assemblyman Tom McKevitt.
Friday, November 18th

Herstory Community Writing Workshop – 10:30am-12:30pm in Oak Street Room 112
Additional Opportunities

Please see below message from Emily Weissbourd at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania with a fully funded opportunity for graduate school.
The English department at Lehigh is accepting applications for its M.A. program and we’re trying to get the word out. We offer a FULLY FUNDED two-year Master’s degree with an emphasis on literature and social justice. Some students have gone on to Ph.D. programs at other places (including Stanford, Duke and UT Austin), some stay and complete a Ph.D. here at Lehigh, and others have gone on to careers in areas ranging from secondary education to publishing to working on virtual reality projects at Google. If any or all of these apply, please reach out: 1) You’re interested in bringing together their passion for literature and their commitment to social justice; 2) You’re considering graduate school and want to try it out before committing to a Ph.D. (without going into debt!); 3) You have a project you want to pursue at the intersection of literary studies, public humanities, digital humanities and/or community engagement; 4) You want to work with me and my awesome colleagues in a tight-knit program where we’re committed to helping our students find fulfilling, humanities-related career paths both within and outside of the academy. Feel free to email me ( with questions, and please share this opportunity!

MASS 181P – War Peace and the News Media
Prof. Mario Murillo has a very exciting class in the spring that is linked to the new Institute for Peace Studies. The course meets on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-9:20pm. Contact Mario Murillo for more information:
MASS 181P.Flier.2017.docx