October 25, 2005


LEWISBURG, Pa. — William Robinson, professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will give the lecture, "The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Opportunities, Challenges, and Hazards," Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.

The lecture, which is open to the public without charge, is the second in the International Focus Year lecture series, "Global Capitalism, Global Empire?" sponsored by the international relations department.

Robinson is professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he is affiliated with the Latin America and Iberian studies program, and with the global and international studies program.

He is the author of A Faustian Bargain: U.S. Intervention in the Nicaraguan Elections and American Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Era (with Kent Norsworthy); Promoting Polyarchy: Globalization, US Intervention, and Hegemony; Transnational Conflicts: Central America, Social Change and Globalization; A Theory of Global Capitalism; and co-editor with Richard Appelbaum of Critical Globalization Studies.

Other speakers in this series will explore issues such global capitalism, sovereignty and the American empire (Leo Panitch, York University, Toronto, March 21) and the place of women in the newest empire (Cynthia Enloe, Clark University, April 11).

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