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Global Connections Lecture Series

global connections lectureseries
Join us for this informative series of free lectures on the effects, benefits, and drawbacks of globalization. For additional information, please call (310) 434-4303. This series is sponsored by the SMC Associates (, SMC Office of Public Programs, and SMC Global Citizenship Council. 
Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis. 

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National Hispanic Heritage Month:
La Corona Screening and Talk
Isabel Vega 
Filmmaker who made Oscar-nominated La Corona with Amanda Micheli will screen and talk about the documentary, which explores the lives of women in prison in Bogotá, Columbia, through a unique beauty pageant. Though accused as criminals, the women are also victims who face and must counter extreme poverty and profound abuse, and who will do what they need to do to survive. Ironically, life inside the prison is better—and safer—for many of these women than life on the outside. The presentation is in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, recognizing Hispanic and Latino American heritage and culture. Sponsored by the SMC Associates (, SMC Office of Public Programs, and SMC Latino Center/Adelante Program.
Thu, October 9 | 11:15am | Free | Art 214

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KCRW – Global is the New Local
Jennifer Ferro 
General Manager of NPR-flagship station KCRW, President of the KCRW Foundation, and the leader of the station’s team to build a new studio facility scheduled to open in 2015 at SMC’s Academy of Entertainment & Technology (AET) will talk about the latest developments at KCRW and in public radio.
Tue, October 28 | 11:15am | Free | HSS 165

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International Education Week:
Working Together to Support Civilians
Affected by Violent Conflict
Zahra Ismail 
Program Officer at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego—who has worked abroad extensively with nongovernment organizations (NGOs) supporting community level mediation, international development, human rights, and conflict resolution—will talk about what she has learned from her experiences. Part of the SMC Global Connections Lecture Series. Sponsored by the SMC Associates ( and the SMC Office of Public Programs. 
Tue, November 18 | 11:15am | Free | HSS 165