International Education Council Presents Public Lectures

Sept. 26, 1996

by Alan Hunt

A series of 11 weekly public lectures concerning current and historic events around the world is being presented by the Council for International Education at Baylor University. All of the lectures are free and open to the public.

Scheduled for Thursdays at 4 p.m. in Room 201 at the W.R. Poage Legislative Library Building, the series is titled "All the News That's Fit to Discuss!" Speaker for today's (Thursday, Sep. 26) program will be Dr. Frauke Harvey of the modern foreign languages department, who will speak on "Chechyna: What is to be Done."

Other speakers and their topics include: Oct. 3. Enrique Molina, graduate student, "Migrants from the South: Bienvenidos or Backlash?" Oct. 10, Dr. Daniel Valahu, modern foreign languages, "Georges Pompidou and the French Presidency;" Oct. 17, Dr. David Uber, modern foreign languages, "French Immigration;" Oct. 24, Dr. Vasili Babunashvili, economics, "Life in the former Soviet Union;" Oct. 31, Dr. Philip Johnson, modern foreign languages, "A Fresh View from the South: Dr. Johnson in the Southern Cone."

Also planned are, Nov. 7, Dr. Paul Larson, modern foreign languages, "Francisco Franco is Finally Dead: The Rebirth of Spanish Right-wing Politics and José Maria Aznar;" Nov. 14, Dr. Peter Murphy, political science, "Globalizing Australia: How a Small Settler Society is Coping with the Dawn of the Pacific Century; Nov. 21, Dr. Christine Getz, music, "From Bicycle Thief to Icicle Thief: Italy in the Years After World War II;" and Dec. 5, Professor Kasei Furusawa, music, "Japanese Visions of the Next Century."

The public also is invited to attend the council's foreign film series. The screenings will be presented on both Friday and Saturday evenings, starting at 7 p.m., in Room 101 of the Castellaw Communications Building. Admission is free.

The film series includes "Babette's Feast," a 1987 Danish film, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Sep. 27-28; "El Norte." a 1983 American film, Oct. 4-5; "Sorrow and the Pity," a 1967 French film, Oct. 11-12; "Dersu Uzala," made in Japan and the Soviet Union in 1975, Nov. 1-2; and "The Bicycle Thief," made in Italy in 1949, Nov. 22-23.

For more information, contact Dr. Joan E. Supplee at 755-2667.

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