RIT Gannett Lecture Explores Politics, Economics and Justice, March 20




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Documentary, Life and Debt, will be shown March 27
Distinguished author and scholar Theodore Lowi will present Politics, Economics and Justice: On a Global Scale on Thursday, March 20, at Rochester Institute of Technology.

The free, public talk is part of RITís Caroline Werner Gannett Lecture Series, spotlighting Globalization, Human Rights and Citizenship. The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Webb Auditorium of the James E. Booth Building.

Lowi, the professor of political Science at Cornell University, was honored by the American Political Science Association as the most influential political scientist of the 1970s. He is a former president of the APSA, Policy Studies Organization and International Science Association. The author of 12 books, Lowi is best known for the seminal End of Liberalism and We the People.

According to Robert Manning, the Gannett program director at RIT, "Professor Lowi is one of the most influential scholars of his generation in terms of perceptively examining the role of political institutions and governance systems in promoting or forestalling political democracy and social justice. During the present turbulence of world affairs, the success of national and international political institutions may profoundly shape the future of international peace and the responsibilities of global citizenship."

On Thursday, March 27, the Gannett series will show the documentary, Life and Debt, at 7:30 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, A201. Filmmaker Stephanie Black based her documentary on excerpts from Jamaica Kincaidís award-winning non-fiction piece, A Small Place, to illustrate how the quality of peopleís lives are impacted by international lending, structural adjustment policies and free trade.

A faculty-led discussion of the movie will follow the showing. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/gannettseries or call 585-475-2057.