Fall 2006

School of the Americas WATCH

Eric Lecompte (National Outreach Coordinator of the School of the Americas Watch)

Thursday, September 21, 2006, VH 1000,  7 p.m.

To what extent does our government actually condone torture? Does the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (formerly the School of the Americas) in Ft. Benning, GA deserve its reputation as a place which teaches torture? What evidence supports or counters SOA Watch claims against WHIN-SEC?

Stem-Cell Research Around the World

Sandra Aoust (Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures) and Phil Slocum, D.O. (Vice President for Medical Affairs, ATSU)

Thursday, October 12, 2006, VH 1000, 7 p.m.

Sure it’s on Missouri’s November ballot, but what is the status of stem-cell research worldwide? What role are Missouri researchers playing in this international medical frontier?

Global Warming

Dr. Steve Carroll (Truman Biology) and Dr. Michael Kelrick (Truman Biology)

Thursday, November 2, 2006,  VH 1000, 7 p.m.

Nearly everyone who has examined the issue of global climate change has concluded that global warming is occurring, and that human alteration of the atmosphere is largely responsible for this change. What is the evidence? What should government do? What steps can individuals take?

Arrest This Music! Music and Political Protest

Dr. Marc Rice (Truman Music)

Thursday, November 30, 2006, VH 1000, 7 p.m.

Music has long been a powerful weapon used for social and political protest. An examination of protest music in the United States, South Africa and Brazil reveals the effectiveness of music to unify and motivate people and to convey a message to authority. When we remember their songs, we remember their struggle.