Purdue News

August 31, 2006

Peace studies presents series on 'War and Peacemakers'

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Committee on Peace Studies at Purdue University will present a seven-week video series on "War and Peacemakers."

Videos will be shown on Monday nights, and everyone is invited to attend and participate in a discussion after each showing.

The schedule is:

• Sept. 11. 7 p.m. Beering Hall, Room 1260. "Hijacking Catastrophe," a documentary on the causes of the Iraq war.

• Sept. 25. 7 p.m. Beering Hall, Room 1260. "War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning," a videotaped speech by former New York Times reporter Chris Hedges that addresses what he calls "the addiction to war."

• Oct. 16. 7 p.m. Beering Hall, Room 1268. "Hearts and Minds," a documentary of the Vietnam War that raises questions relevant to all wars.

• Oct. 30. 7 p.m. Beering Hall, Room 1268. "U.S. Involvement in Torture: Legal, Historical and Security Issues," a videotaped speech by lawyer and human rights activist Jennifer Harbury about issues of torture in Central America.

• Nov. 6. 7 p.m. Beering Hall, Room 1268. "Sir: No Sir," a documentary on resistance to the Vietnam War from within the military.

• Nov. 13. 7 p.m. Beering Hall, Room 1268. "Fidel: The Untold Story," a documentary on the life of Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

• Nov. 27. 7 p.m. Beering Hall, Room 1268. "You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train," a filmed biography of Howard Zinn, the civil rights and peace activist historian who wrote "The People's History of the United States."

For more information on the program, contact Harry Targ, professor of political science, at (765) 494-4169, targ@purdue.edu.

The Committee on Peace Studies, which is housed in the Department of Political Science, is an interdisciplinary committee of faculty from English, history, philosophy, women's studies and child development and family studies. Purdue undergraduates can earn a 15-hour undergraduate minor on subjects covering issues of war and peace. The committee also brings speakers to campus and organizes presentations on issues related to peace and justice.

Writer: Amy Patterson Neubert, (765) 494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu

Source: Harry Targ, (765) 494-4169, targ@purdu.edu

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu


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