For Immediate Release – October 14, 2013
Media Contact: Alicia Steger
Nassau Community College's Fall 2013 Cultural Program
Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College is pleased to present its Fall 2013 Cultural Program, which features programs on whistleblowing, human rights, the Long Island economy, hostages and more.
Standing Up Against Genocide
Monday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m.
College Center Building (CCB) Multipurpose Room
Guest speaker Mukesh Kapila
By the time Mukesh Kapila arrived in Sudan in 2003 as head of United Nations operations, he had already seen ethnic cleansing in Iraq, Rwanda, and Bosnia. In the Sudan, however, he witnessed genocidal atrocities and mass murder. It was his bravery that forced the world to finally take action to stop that genocide in Darfur. Dr. Kapila risked his life and career to bring to justice those responsible for crimes against humanity in Darfur.
The Warrior's Heart
Monday, November 4 at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
CCB Multipurpose Room
Guest speaker Eric Greitens
Eric Greitens is a Navy SEAL, award-winning author (The Heart and the Fist), Rhodes Scholar, and CEO of the Mission Continues. His experiences of compassion, courage, and social action have made him the humanitarian he is today. Speaking about leading with strength and compassion through adverse circumstances, Greiten's work as a social entrepreneur is transforming how this country views our veterans.
National Security, Democracy, and Whistleblowing
Monday, November 18 at 12:30 p.m.
CCB Multipurpose Room
Guest speaker Jesselyn Radack
Attorney Jesselyn Radack works with national security and intelligence community whistleblowers, including those from the Defense Department, Department of Homeland Security, NSA, and CIA — with a special focus on torture, secret surveillance, secrecy and political discrimination. During her prior career as a legal ethics advisor in the Department of Justice, she became a whistleblower in the case of "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh.
Surviving 460 Days of Brutal Captivity
Monday, November 25 at 9:30 a.m.
CCB Room 252/253
Guest speaker Amanda Lindhout
Somalia, August, 2008: 27 year old freelance journalist Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped by Islamic insurgents. Held captive for 15 months under deplorable conditions, she was finally ransomed and freed. Today, Lindhout is the Executive Director of the Global Enrichment Foundation, engaging in charitable and relief work in Somalia and other countries.
Young People and the Future of the Long Island Economy
Wednesday, December 4 at 9:30 a.m.
CCB Room 252/253
Guest speaker Martin Cantor
Marty Cantor, head of the Long Island Center for Socio-Economic Policy, has been Chief Economist of the Long Island Development Corporation, a consultant to the Nassau Interim Financial Authority (NIFA), Director of Economic Development for Sustainable Long Island, and so much more. "We led the country in creating the suburbs," he is quoted in Newsday, and "now the country is leading us...and we are sitting around just watching."
For more information about fall 2013 cultural programs, which are free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled, call 516.572.7148.
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where over 23,000 full- and part-time students and approximately 10,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence. For more information, visit www.ncc.edu.