Foreclosing the Future: The World Bank and the Politics of Environmental Destruction
EVENT LOCATION: James and Betty Hall Theater,
Dutchess Community College
LECTURER: Bruce Rich, Environmental Lawyer and Independent Author
EVENT DATE: November 5th, 2013
TIME: 7:00 pm
Mr. Rich will examine how the World Bank’s failure to address the challenges of the twenty-first century has implications for all of us in an increasingly interdependent world. He shows how the World Bank’s policies undercut attempts at alleviating poverty and sustaining the environment while claiming to do the opposite, and thus cripple progress towards an environmentally sustainable, equitable global economy.
Author Richard Breitman will deliver a lecture regarding his newest book, ‘FDR and the Jews’
EVENT LOCATION: The James and Betty Hall Theatre at Dutchess Community College
DATE: Thursday, December 5
TIME: 7:00 pm
Author Richard Breitman will deliver a lecture that parallels his newest book, “FDR and the Jews,” which focuses on FDR’s refusal to accept Jewish refugees from Europe during World War II. Breitman, a professor at American University, has authored or co-authored 10 books and many articles on German history, U.S. history and the Holocaust, including the well-known “The Architect of Genocide: Himmler and the Final Solution.” He served as director of historical research for the Nazi War Criminal Records and Imperial Japanese Records Interagency Working Group, which helped to declassify more than eight million pages of U.S. government records under a 1998 law.
Breitman was invited to campus by Associate Professor Dana Weidman, chair of the Communications and Media Arts program and recipient of the Greenspan Trust-Handel Foundation Endowed Chair in Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
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The lecture is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the lecture.
A Hudson Valley Community Forum
The Gillespie Forum was founded in 1988 by June Gillespie in memory of her husband Aaron Gillespie. Its mission is to inform and engage the community by presenting viewpoints, programs and speakers on significant issues. The Forum cooperates with local colleges and organizations to host events, lectures and film screenings on diverse topics ranging from the crisis in contemporary media to the Holocaust, and from Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt to terrorism.