‘Crisis in Darfur’ is Sidore Lecture Topic Oct. 22

October 9th, 2007 by Adam

Kadian Pow, program officer for the Committee on Conscience at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will speak on The Crisis in Darfur at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 at the PSU Silver Center for the Arts. Pow’s talk is presented by the Saul O Sidore Lecture Series.

Pow’s talk will focus on the work that the Committee on Conscience does, which is to educate people about genocide and stimulate them towards action. In that context, she will touch briefly on the history of the Committee on Conscience as it is situated within the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and highlight some of the groundbreaking work it has done in the past. She will then move on to talk about the context and background of the crisis in Darfur and what the Museum has done to bring attention to it and the Museum’s larger genocide prevention efforts.

Pow works to create and encourage a Community of Conscience invested in preventing and stopping genocide. Previously, she served as the Coordinator of Leadership Programs in the Division of Education for which she had been developing strategic partnerships and a national youth leadership initiative for the Museum. In this capacity, Ms. Pow convened nearly 30 grassroots, national and international youth development organizations for a summit on youth and civic responsibility in 2006.

Human Security at Home and Abroad 2007 Sidore Lecture Series

This year, the Saul O Sidore Lecture Series will consider issues relating to human security at home and abroad.Since the end of the Cold War, security experts have become increasingly convinced that global stability and the security of nations could best be ensured by addressing issues that threaten the safety and security of hundreds of millions of people around the world. Human security studies represent a shift in focus away from the relationships between countries and toward universal standards of individuals’ well-being. While the concept has entered the lexicon of American foreign and domestic policy relatively late on the world stage, it has gained momentum in the past decade.

The final lecture of the fall semester will be November 7; J. Larry Brown, “Why the Working Poor Go Hungry.”

All Sidore events are free and open to the public in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts on Main Street in Plymouth. There is no charge for admission but advance reservations are recommended. Call the Silver Center Box Office, (603)535-ARTS to make a reservation.

Each talk is followed by a reception.

The Saul O Sidore Lecture series was established at Plymouth State in 1979 to bring a variety of speakers to the University each year to address the critical political, social and cultural issues and events of our time. Series information can be found online at www.plymouth.edu/sidore. For additional Sidore Lecture Series information e-mail or call Professor ,
Robert Heiner
at (603) 535-2507.

[ED. NOTE: the omission of the period after the middle initial in the Sidore name is not an error. PSU adheres to the wishes of the family in presenting the name in this format.]