University of Hawai'i
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For Immediate Release:
August 25, 1998
|Contact: Brien Hallett, Matsunaga Institute for Peace, 956-7427|
TV series on globalization begins this fall
The University of Hawai'i's College of Social Sciences and the Matsunaga Institute for Peace announce a new public affairs program on globalization. The program will be broadcast statewide on public access channels during the fall semester and will air on 15 successive Tuesdays from Aug. 25 to Dec. 8 (except Election Day, November 3). Air time will be 7:008:30 p.m. on Channel 55 on Oahu, Channel 12 on Maui, Channel 13 in Kona, and Channel 4 in Hilo. The program will be shown Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. on Channel 10 on Kauai.
The series will bring together faculty and students from different disciplines within the university to debate and discuss the complex issues growing out of globalization from historical, political, social, and psychological perspectives. Each program will begin with a 15-minute presentation, followed by discussion, debate, and criticism. The presenters and topics for the first seven weeks are:
Aug. 25: Jerry Bentley, history professor, "Historical Globalization."
Sept. 01: Majid Tehranian, communications professor, "Communications and
Sept. 08: Deane Neubauer, political science professor, "Growing Effects of
Sept. 15: Andrew Arno, communications associate professor, "The Resurgence of Local Culture."
Sept. 22: Peter Manicas, sociology professor, "The Demise of Local Culture."
Sept. 29: Rebecca Knuth, library & information studies assistant professor, "The Globalization of Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance."
Oct. 06: Fred Riggs, political science professor, "Globalization."
Additional dates and topics will be announced in the future.