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Colin Powell School Forgiveness Series

Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

Colin Powell School Forgiveness Series

The Colin Powell School presents a yearlong examination of issues of forgiveness through the lens of the school's departments and programs.

Monday, Nov. 11

"Sovereign Debt Crisis and Austerity: Policy, Philanthropy, and the Hard Choices Ahead."  will feature Fulvio Dobrich, principal, Meldrum Asset Management and managing director, Galileo Fund; and Vasili Tsamis, chief operating officer and co-chief investment officer, Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

The event will spotlight sovereign debt crises and forgiveness, the threat of default, the difficulty of economic austerity policies, and the role of philanthropy. Dobrich, a member of the Powell School's board of visitors, has long experience in debt restructuring. Tsamis, through his work with the Niarchos Foundation, is heavily involved in ameliorating the socio-economic crisis in Greece. 


Thursday, Nov. 21

The Colin Powell School will cohost a presentation of Memory of Forgotten War, a documentary from acclaimed filmmakers Deann Borshay Liem and Ramsay Liem, a professor emeritus of psychology at Boston College. After the film, Professor Ramsay LiemProfessor Jae Jung Suh, fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Sukjong Hong, a writer and fellow at the Korea Policy Institute, will discuss the social, military and human costs of the unending Korean War. Panelists' bios.

Co-sponsored by the Media and Communication Arts department at CCNY, the CCNY Documentary Forum, the Asian Studies Program, the International Studies program, SAIS, and Third World Newsreel.

Feb. 26


Slavery By Another Name, a fascinating 90-minute documentary challenges one of America's most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. The documentary recounts how following the Civil War, insidious new forms of forced labor emerged in the American South, keeping hundreds of thousands of African Americans in bondage until the onset of World War II. Afterward, acclaimed director Sam Pollard, (Eyes on the Prize, The Blues) will discuss making Slavery By Another Name. Cosponsored by: Documentary Forum@CCNY, the MCA Department, the Black Studies Program, the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, Third World Newsreel, and the Black Documentary Collective.  
Thursday, Mar. 6 Feminism and Forgiveness: A Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Faculty Discussion for Women's History Month, with Patricia Ackerman, director, Women's Studies; Griselda Rodriguez, director, International Studies; Irina Carlota Silber, professor, Anthropology;Jasmina Sinanovic, professor, Women's Studies; Andrea Weiss, co-director, MFA Program in Media Arts Production; MODERATOR: Dee Dee Mozeleski, director, Office of Institutional Advancement. Shepard Hall, Rm. 558, noon to 2 p.m.