Great Decisions seminar March 8

Published on: February 02, 2007

The Lone Star College–CyFair Foreign Policy Association and Windows on the World will host the spring panelist discussion series titled “Great Decisions” that continues through April.

“The seminars are a mix of diverse disciplines, part-time and full-time, and includes non-faculty with significant personal experience with the issues. These seminars are open to students and the community alike and cover topics affecting our lives, economy, politics and world,” said Paul Cooke, professor of political science.

The second discussion in this series, set Thursday, March 8 at 1 p.m., is “War Crimes.” The creation of the International Criminal Court has established a new venue for investigating and prosecuting war crimes, despite a lack of U.S. participation. Will the non-participation of the United States weaken the power of the ICC?  What challenges are faced by the ICC in punishing war criminals? Panelists will include Lone Star College–CyFair faculty members Paul Cooke, Heidi Blair and Myango Kapuku.

The spring series wraps up Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. with “Climate Change.” How much are human practices contributing to substantial and irreversible changes to the environment? What effect are changes to the climate having in different areas of the planet? What response can the international community adopt to lessen the impact of dramatic climate change? Panelists will include Lone Star College–CyFair faculty members Michael Konvicka, Padmaja Vedartham, Leslie Wang, Sergio Sarmiento and Matt Turner. This seminar is one of several Earth Day events planned at the college.

All panel discussions will be held in the Lone Star College–CyFair Conference Center, room 152.

For information, call Paul Cooke at 281-290-3246 or Buck Buchanan, professor of geography and co-chair of the Foreign Policy Association with Cooke, at 281-290-3919.