Personal Conflicts Explored through Art at Global Affairs Brown Bag

Posted: October 18, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jeremy Lasich

Professor Chawky Frenn, Art and Visual Technology, presents the second Topics in Global Affairs brown bag lecture of the semester on Wednesday, Oct. 20, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Mason Hall, Room D1. Frenn will speak on “Inner and Outer Conflicts: Understanding Cultural, Political, Religious, and Personal Conflicts through Art.” RSVP today to Marcy Glover at

Compelled by his experiences growing up in Lebanon, especially during the civil war, and then living for the past 20 years in the United States, Frenn brings both a global perspective and a deep understanding of conflict. During his talk, he will show his paintings and discuss conflicts on numerous levels. One reviewer wrote of Frenn’s recent show, “With this exhibit, [Frenn] continues his relentless mission to force viewers to confront hard questions about life and death, good and evil, as well as themes of mortality and decay, sexuality, and the impermanence of beauty and pleasure.”

To preview some of Frenn’s works, as well as reviews of them, visit

Next month’s presentation will feature Agnieszka Paczynska, professor in the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, speaking on “Confronting Change: Labor Unions in a Globalizing World.”

The Global Affairs Program sponsors the monthly brown bag lectures as an opportunity for faculty to present their research on any global, international, or regional topic. The university community is invited to attend. For more information about the Global Affairs Program, visit its web site.

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