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Global Connections Lecture Series

global connections lectureseries
Join us for this informative series of free lectures on the effects, benefits, and drawbacks of globalization. For additional information, please call (310) 434-4303. This series is sponsored by the SMC Associates (, SMC Office of Public Programs, and SMC Global Citizenship Council. 
Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis. 


Dr. Benjamin Bowser:

It Is Bigger Than Ferguson

Sociologist and CSU East Bay Professor Emeritus Dr. Benjamin Bowser will provide a historical context to the nationwide outrage about the racial profiling of African American men. Join us for this extremely important discussion, as each one of us plays a role in how this country defines race relations. Sponsored by the SMC Associates (​), SMC English Department, and SMC’s Black Collegians Program. Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.  Part of the SMC Global Connections Series and the SMC Literary Series.

Thu, February 26 | 11:15am | Free | Art 214



Ebola and Infectious Diseases: 
A Local and International Perspective

Steve McAndrew

Disaster-relief specialist Steve McAndrew, Head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Emergency Operations for the Ebola Virus Response–Sierra Leone, will discuss his work in fighting the frightening illness. Part of the Global Connections Series. Sponsored by the SMC Associates (​), SMC Office of Public Programs, and SMC Global Citizenship Council​

Tue, March 10 | 11:15am | Free | Art 214

Sixth Annual

Global Citizenship Symposium 2014-2015

Join us for our sixth consecutive year investigating and celebrating the ideas and practices of global citizenship. All SMC students are invited to submit their work from the 2014-15 academic year (see the Global Citizenship website for details on how to submit a project for review). Awards will be given for the best examples, and students will present their projects and receive campuswide recognition for their achievement.

Fri, May 8 | Free 
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