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Gannett lecture series opens new season on Sept. 20

RIT’s 2001-02 Caroline Werner Gannett Lecture Series will focus on globalization, human rights and citizenship. The 12 Gannett lectures will explore the far-reaching impact of globalization from a variety of perspectives introduced by nationally and internationally renowned scholars and social activists.

The Gannett lecture series-which provides the intellectual foundation for the Senior Seminar, the capstone course required of all RIT graduates-kicks off at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, in Webb Auditorium, James E. Booth Building, with "The Globalization Paradigm: International Village or Global Shopping Mall?" by Robert Manning, RIT’s new Caroline Werner Gannett Professor and series director. Manning, a Fulbright scholar and author of Credit Card Nation, is a leading authority on consumer credit card debt.

A brief listing of the fall lectures, all held in RIT’s Webb Auditorium includes:

"Can Democracy Survive the Global Economy?" by Maude Barlow, Thursday, Sept. 27. Barlow is one of Canada’s leading activists and writers on the emerging antiglobalization movement, and author of Global Showdown. She was a senior advisor on women’s issues to the late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

"Globalization from Below: Towards a Democratic Global Commonwealth" by Christopher Chase-Dunn, Thursday, Oct. 11. Chase-Dunn, distinguished professor of sociology at the University of California at Riverside, is author or editor of more than 10 books including Globalization on the Ground.

"Global Democracy, Global Anarchy or Global Corporatism?" by Benjamin Barber, Thursday, Oct. 25. Barber, professor of civil society at the University of Maryland, has written 15 books including JIHAD vs. MCWORLD and his new book, The Truth of Power.

"Globalization or Denationalization? Economy and Polity in a Digital Global Age," by Saskia Sassen, Thursday, Dec. 13. Saskia, professor of sociology at the University of Chicago, is the author or editor of more than seven books including Global Networks/Linked Cities and The Global City.

Each lecture, held at 7:30 p.m. in RIT’s Webb Auditorium, concludes with a reception. Call 5-2057 for brochures or for more information.

 

 

 

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