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Foreign Policy "Teach-In" Monday

UC Riverside Faculty Members to Hold “Teach-In”

Topic is “United States Foreign Policy in Historical Perspective”

(April 21, 2003)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Five of UC Riverside’s faculty members will hold a “Teach-In” for the campus community from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, April 28, in Commons Terrace Room D. The topic is “United States Foreign Policy in Historical Perspective.”

The presentation is free and open to the public, and especially geared for students, faculty and staff. This is one in a series of open campus discussions about foreign policy and events in the world such as the current effort to rebuild Iraq, the nuclear capabilities of countries such as North Korea and the historical causes and future repercussions of terrorism in the world.

UC Riverside faculty members who will speak at the hour-long event are:

• Chris Chase-Dunn, a distinguished professor in the Department of Sociology and director of the Institute for Research on World Systems. He studies the modern global political economy and earlier regional world-systems. He is the founder and co-editor of the electronic Journal of World-Systems Research.
• Jerry Carlson, professor emeritus and associate dean in the Graduate School of Education. He studies cognitive development and intellectual functioning.
• Christine Gailey, professor and chair of the Department of Women’s Studies and a professor in the Department of Anthropology. She studies critical anthropology, gender and kinship, gender and state formation, feminist methodologies, gendered violence, politics of reproduction, gender and adoption, girls and video gaming.
• David Pion-Berlin, a professor in the Department of Political Science. He is a Latin Americanist widely known for his research and writings on civil-military relations, military regimes, military political thought, political repression and human rights.
• Steve Brint, a professor in the Department of Sociology, is an authority on comparative education, American higher education, the sociology of professions, and middle-class politics.


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