Lecture Series Commemorates Berlin Wall Collapse

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Columbus State University’s Department of Political Science and MPA Program will launch a faculty lecture series, “Twenty Years After the Wall: (Inter)National Identity and the Future of Democracy in the Post-Cold War Era.”

The lectures, commemorating this year’s 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, are free and open to the public.

Political Science and MPA Program chair and professor Greg Domin will open the series with “Not in My Backyard: Should Immigration Be Curtailed in the United States?” at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 in the Spencer Event Hall at CSU’s International House.

Domin said he and his faculty colleague presenters will explore regional, national and international issues and their effects on the U.S. “This lecture series affords us a unique opportunity to reflect upon and consider challenges we face in a post-Cold War environment, including globalization, identity, tolerance and intolerance, and security,” Domin said.

Subsequent presentations will include:

• “Korean Ethnic Identity in the United States, 1900-1945,” by Professor Tom Dolan, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, Spencer Event Hall, International House.

• “Foreign Policy in a Networked Age: The Case of U.S. Foreign Policy after the Cold War,” by Assistant Professor Kyle Christensen, February (date, site TBA).

• “International Education in the Aftermath of the Cold War,” by Neal McCrillis, Mildred Miller Fort Foundation Distinguished Chair of International Education and Center for International Education director, March (date, site TBA).

“This series is not only timely because it marks an important anniversary in history, but it’s also designed to raise the awareness of the CSU — and larger Columbus — community about some of the challenges we all face in the 21st Century and to better appreciate our place in the world,” said Domin.

For more information, call 706-562-1693 or go to http://polsci.colstate.edu.