RIT Gannett Lecture: Globalization from Below: Towards a Democratic Global Commonwealth




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Scholar and author Christopher Chase-Dunn, will present "Globalization from Below: Towards a Democratic Global Commonwealth" as part of the Caroline Werner Gannett Lecture series at Rochester Institute of Technology at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, in Webb Auditorium, in the James E. Booth Building. Chase-Dunn is a distinguished professor of sociology at the University of California at Riverside and founding director of the Institute for Research on World-Systems. He is the author or editor of more than 10 books including Globalization on the Ground (2001) and The Spiral of Capitalism and Socialism (2000).

The lecture, free and open to the public, concludes with a reception. The event will be interpreted for the deaf. For more information call 475-2057 or log onto www.rit.edu/gannettseries.

The 20012002 Gannett Lecture series focuses on "Globalization, Human Rights and Citizenship" and features nationally and internationally renowned scholars and social activists. The lecture series is the foundation of the Senior Seminar, the capstone course required of all RIT graduates.

RITs College of Liberal Arts, one of eight colleges at RIT, provides the foundation for every RIT student. All undergraduate degree programs at RIT require 38 to 54 credits of liberal arts courses. Students can choose from 26 concentrations or 13 minors, often finding ones that complement technology majors. CLA is the only RIT college that offers minors.