International Education Week Begins Today

Posted: November 12, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

The new PBS documentary Bringing Down A Dictator premieres tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall as part of the university’s celebration of International Education Week. The film will be followed by commentary and a discussion of nonviolent conflict by the film’s writer and producer Steve York, and noted authors Peter Ackerman and Jack DuVall.

Bringing Down A Dictator tells the story of the defeat of Slobodan Milosevic in October 2000 by the youth movement Otpor, in partnership with pro-democracy and human rights groups. The new film is a coup for the university, says John Paden, Robinson Professor of International Studies and acquaintance of York and his wife. “There will be a lot of interest with the Milosevic trial coming up in January,” he says. “I don’t know whether there is hope for Iraq or Afghanistan, or not, using this model.”

The event is supported by the Office of the Provost and is free and open to all. The authors will be available to sign copies of their books at the end of the presentation. For more information call x38770.

The second annual Faculty Global Assembly will also be held tomorrow on the third floor of the Concert Hall at 3:30 p.m., and will focus on the globalized graduate. Faculty will discuss programs throughout the university at every level that relate to global education. A faculty dinner will follow in the Mason Hall Atrium at 5 p.m.

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