Come to Campus

Brisk fall days are meant for campus life. Set your mind in motion and meet others who are intellectually curious like yourself. Experience a memorable day dedicated to understanding world events. Light lunch is included.

Friday, November 3 from 10 am–2:30 pm

Russia, Russia, Russia

George Reklaitis, PhD, Chair, History Department, Brookdale

The Cold War was a 46-year period of political and military tension between the United States and the now former USSR. We will investigate how the history of the Cold War, and the broader scope of Russia’s history, might offer a perspective on the present and future of Russo-American relations.
10-10:40 am


Laura Neitzel, Ph.D., Director of Studies, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University

To date, the Trump administration’s dealings with East Asian nations have been unpredictable and inconsistent but have also maintained some key continuities with the policies of previous administrations. What is at stake in East Asia and what might be some implications of a changing role of the U.S. in the region?
10:50-11:30 am


Ashley Zampogna-Krug, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, History Department, Brookdale

President Trump has promised to construct a fortified wall along the southern border at Mexico’s expense. This undertaking suggests that Mexico does little to deter the flow of undocumented immigrants across the border to the United States. Yet, is that the case? With references to Enrique’s Journey, the true story of a Honduran boy’s journey to America, this presentation will compare immigration policies in both the United States and Mexico.
11:40 am-12:20 pm

Light Lunch 12:20-1 pm

President Trump

Thomas Cioppa, PhD, Professor, Political Science, Brookdale

The amount of controversy and confusion surrounding the first year of the Trump presidency is unprecedented in modern American history. This discussion will take stock of the Trump administration’s performance as we move toward the end of the president’s first 12 months in office.
1-1:40 pm

Open Panel Discussion

Q and A: Presenters pose questions to one another and answer questions from the attending audience.
1:45-2:30 pm

Fri, Nov 3, 10 am-2:30 pm
Fee and Code: $69, XPERS 248