Summer Seminar: Democracy at a Critical Juncture

Posted on May 2, 2003

Summer Seminar
June 1-7, 2003
Pace University
New York, NY
Downtown Campus
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Situated just blocks from the World Trade Center, Pace University is in a unique position to bring together scholars and students to study the consequences of 9-11 and its implications regionally, nationally, and internationally. Democracy at a Critical Juncture brings together undergraduates from universities in the United States and around the world to take part in an intensive, one-week series of seminars. Students will study the immediate impacts and problems associated with 9-11 and its aftermath from a variety of political, economic, social, and religious perspectives.

Seminar topics and speakers include the following:

? The War on Terrorism: Ambassador Joseph Melrose, Ursinus College;
? Jihad v. McWorld: A Discussion with Dr. Benjamin Barber ;
? American Foreign Policy in the Wake of 9-11: A PS Journal Roundtable Discussion w/ Dr. Kiki Caruson, Dr. Ralph Carter, and Dr. Steven Hook;
? The Arab-Israeli Conflict in Global Perspective: Dr. Mark Tessler;
? The War with Iraq: An Analysis with Dr. Rania Masri; Afghanistan One Year Later: The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan;
? A Day of Peace and Lobbying in Washington DC with Rabbi Michael Lerner and Tikkun;
? The American Perspective: A Debriefing with officials from the US Mission to the UN;
? The UN Perspective: A Site Visit to the Security Council and the UNDP;
? Islam, Islamism and the Road out of Baghdad: Dr. Reza Afshari;
? Reconceptualizing Religion in the Wake of 9-11: Dr. Larry Hundersmarck;
? A Webcast Discussion with Ahmed Rashid from Lahore, Pakistan

Seminar Fees:
$450 w/ Room and Board
$100 seminars w/o Room and Board
The $450 seminar fee includes housing on the Pace University campus in downtown New York for the week. Breakfast and lunch for each of the five days of the seminar will be provided. Some evening activities will be planned, but there will be time for students to enjoy New York City. Students who do not wish to stay on campus at Pace U. will only have to pay $100 for the week to attend the seminars. Students staying on campus will arrive on Sunday, June 1st and will depart Saturday, June 7th. Students wishing to stay longer in New York City may certainly do so, though housing arrangements made through Pace will end Saturday, June 7th.

Academic Credit for Seminar:
Pace University will not automatically grant academic credit to students taking the seminar. However, Pace students taking the seminar do have the option of receiving academic credit by enrolling in POL 393 Independent Study with Professors Julian and Malone. Students from other universities may enroll in POL 393 at Pace and receive academic credit provided they pay the tuition for the 3 credit course. The other alternative for students wishing to receive academic credit for the seminar is to have them do independent studies at their home universities with a mentor of their choosing. We highly encourage any student taking the seminar to consider completing some academic work out of the weeklong events for course credits.

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