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School of International Studies
George Wilson Hall
Kathleen Hastings
School of International Studies
George Wilson Hall
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

Tuesday World Forum

Fall 2013

12:00-12:50 pm

George Wilson Hall

Oona Mallett with flags

Tuesday, September 10th  -"Do National Economic Shocks Influece ECB Decision-Making? The Impact of the Financial and Sovereign Debt Crises

Speaker: Sharmila King, PhD, Associate Professor of Economics. Dr. King came to Pacific in fall 2001. She earned her BA in Economics at the University of York, UK and her Ph.D. at UC-Davis. She is a macroeconomist specializing in  monetary theory, international finance, and econometrics. Her most recent research focuses on the European debt crisis, some of which is featured at the London School of Economics. She also co-edits a book titled International Economics, Globalization, and Policy: A Reader.                                                                                 

Tuesday, October 8th - "Why Syria? and Why the Middle East?"

Speaker:  Arturo Giraldez, PhD, School of International Studies and Dept. of Modern Language & Literature, College of the Pacific. Dr. Giraldez came to Pacific in fall 1990. He earned a BA in History at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a PhD in Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Califonria at Santa Barbara and a second PhD in History at the University of Amsterdam. Areas of Specialization: world history, early modern European history, history of the Pacific, Spanish literature and language.

Tuesday, November 12th - "How to (Not) Start a University in Botswana"

Speaker: Steven Howell, PhD, Dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science since June. From June of 2010 to June of 2013, Dr. Howell served as the Vice Chancellor and Founding Provost at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology. From 1983 to 1991, he was an Associate Professor of Mechanical Enginerring at Pacific. Dr. Howell earned a BA degree and MS degree in Mechanical Engineering at Southern Methodist University and a PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of British Columbia.



Dr. John Mutenyo of Brookings (shown with SIS freshman Daniel Episcope), spoke at the SIS Tuesday World Forum, Fall 2010 on The Global Financial Crisis: How Are the African Economies Faring?

Dr. John Mutenyo


Pacific alum and award winning author Matthew Golub spoke to SIS students in October about his unique career, which joins children’s literature with language, international insight, and music.

Matthew Golub


Dr. Frank Young, alum and Senior Deputy (Asia), US AID, speaks at SIS.

Dr. Frank Young

Jeff Hebble, Former President of the Asia/Africa Division, Corn Products International, Inc., speaks at the SIS World Forum.

Jeff Hebble

On February 10th, 2011 School of International Studies professors Arturo Giraldez and Ahmed Kanna hosted a teach-in to a packed house of students, faculty, staff and community members on the subject of Egypt 2011: Economic Contexts, Cultural Symbolisms and Political Ramifications.

Egypt Teach-In