UB to Present Lecture Series Addressing September 11

Release Date: January 29, 2002

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A special lecture series offering "Perspectives on September 11th and its Aftermath" will be presented this spring by the Council on International Studies and Programs and the Office of the Vice Provost for International Education at the University at Buffalo.

The series is designed to address the need in the university community for access to a variety of informed perspectives on the terrorist attacks, the subsequent war on terrorism and the implications for both the United States and the rest of the world. The lectures, which will be free of charge and open to the public, will serve to highlight the increased importance of international education and exchange in the post-Sept. 11 world.

The series will open with a talk on "Bioterrorism: What is Our Risk?" by Richard V. Lee, UB professor of medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics, at 3 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Student Union Theatre on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

The remainder of the schedule:

o "September 11: Views from the Arab World," 3 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Student Union Theatre. The talk will be given by Bader Dweik, a UB alumnus and former Fulbright scholar now serving as professor of English linguistics at Al-Zaytoonah University in Jordan.

o "The Kashmir Issue in International Politics," 2 p.m. Feb. 21 in 330 Student Union. The speaker will be Saleem Kidwai, visiting Fulbright scholar at Villanova University and a visiting fellow at the Center for Western and European Studies at Jawaharial Nehru University in New Delhi.

o "The Islamic Movement in Uzbekistan," 3 p.m. Feb. 27, Student Union Theatre. Guli I. Yuldasheva, a visiting Fulbright scholar at Indiana University and leading scientific fellow at the Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, will speak.

o "International Education Post 9/11," 3 p.m. March 6, Student Union Theatre. The lecture will be presented by Allen E. Goodman, president and chief executive officer for the Institute of International Education and former executive dean and professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

o "The War on Terrorism and Its Impact on Civil Liberties," 3 p.m. March 21, Student Union Theatre. The talk will be given by Lee Albert and David Filvaroff, UB professors of law, and a representative from the U.S. Department of Justice.

For further information about the lecture series, contact John Wood, secretary of the Council on International Studies and Programs, at jjwood@buffalo.edu.

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