NEWCOMB - On the heels of last year's successful foreign affairs roundtable series in Newcomb, Roy Ginsberg will return with a lineup of new issues and discussions for local community members.
Ginsberg is a professor of government at Skidmore College and will moderate a roundtable concerning, "Cultural Perspectives from Newcomb Central School's International Students," on Oct. 22 at 7p.m. at NCS.
The evening will feature students from Australia, Finland, Japan, Lebanon, South Korea, Suriname, Switzerland and Thailand. Topics of discussion will surround the varying cultures, governments, education systems, etc.
The roundtable discussion in essence is logically and thoroughly organized in order to present the appropriate amounts of both fact and opinion. This evening in particular will provide an opportunity for interaction between community members and international students as well as broaden all outlooks on foreign cultures and foreign affairs.
The prominent undertone, however, will surround how the global topic of foreign affairs and the presence of the international students affects places such as Newcomb, and how local residents fit into such broad subject areas.
"I think its important for Newcomb citizens to see how they fit into the rest of the world," Ginsberg said. "Newcomb is very much a big part of the world."
The foreign affairs roundtable is catered toward all local residents despite their familiarity with foreign affairs or the current international students. The only requirement is that all who come bring along an open mind and a hunger for information, as well as engaging discussion.
Upcoming roundtables include, "Balkans Revisited: Prospects for Bosnia and Kosovo Fifteen Years after the Dayton Peace Accords," on Dec. 10 and "The First Year of President Obama's Foreign Policy: Perspectives from Newcomb and Beyond," on Jan. 14.