2015-16 Lectures

During Academic Year 2015-2016, the Wake Forest University Center for Global Programs and Studies is collaborating with academic departments across campus and institutions in the community, including the Middle East and South Asia Studies, American Ethnic Studies, the Social Science Research Seminar, and the BB&T Center to host speakers from a myriad of different work and life perspectives regarding their experiences with the need for global mindset and intercultural skills in a globalizing world.


The Islamic State, Ethnic Cleansing, and Nation-building in the Middle East

Dr. Joshua Landis, Director of Middle East Studies, University of Oklahoma
Thursday February 4, 6:30 pm
Detamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall

Dr. Landis is one of the foremost experts on Syria and is frequently a guest or cited source on NPR, BBC, CNN, and the New York Times. He has maintained a blog called Syria Comment. He has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Princeton, and here at Wake Forest. He currently serves as the Director of Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

Focus: Policies and Sourcing Production in Asia

Amy Hall, Director of Social Consciousness, Eileen Fisher Apparel
Thursday April 7, 6:30 pm

Amy Hall earned her undergraduate degree in Chinese at Georgetown University and her Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language and Applied Linguistics at Columbia University. For the past 23 years she has worked with Eileen Fisher where she oversees the company’s commitment to human rights, environmental issues, and the girls, women, and the community.