Faculty in the News!

By Grace Beahm Alford Gbeahm at the Post and Courier

LCWA’s own Professors Garrett Davison and Piotr Gibas were in the Post and Courier discussing their course “Food, Travel and Faith in Asia.” Check out the full article here!




Study Abroad this Summer with CofC

The following 2014 summer study abroad programs can still accommodate a few students. March 15, 2014 is the final deadline to apply.

Summer 2014 CofC Programs

Program: Courses: Dates: App Deadline:
Barbados AAST 300; AAST 300 June March 15th
Brazil LTPO 250/LTPO 150 & LACS 105 May 14-31 March 15th
China INTB 360, MKTG 360 June 1-20 March 15th
Costa Rica INTB 390, TRAN 360 July March 15th
England/France ARTH 340; ARTH 340 June 15-July 2 March 15th
Paris, France ENGL 364 May 24-31 March 15th
Paris, France FREN 390, FREN 361 May 11-June2 March 15th
Greece GEOL 240 June-July March 15th
Rome, Italy CLAS 203 & ARTH 290 June 2-24 March 15th
Sorrento, Italy LTIT 270 & LTIT 370 June14-July12 March 15th
Spoleto, Italy ENGL 339 & ENGL 350 May 14-June11 March 15th
Kenya & Tanzania EDFS 560 & INTB 390 May-June March 15th
Morocco LTAR 250, LTFR 250, POLI 359, FREN 361, FREN 490 May14-June6 March 15th
Panama TRAN 360, MKTG 360, REAL 360 Summer 2 March 15th
Trujillo, Spain SPAN 275; SPAN 328; SPAN 333; SPAN 390 May 14-June 19 March 15th



An Evening with Sebastian Junger!

Tickets to An Evening With Sebastian Junger are now available online at junger.cofc.edu!

The Friends of the Library are proud to present


An Evening with Sebastian Junger

Acclaimed war correspondent, bestselling author and Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker


When… Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Time… VIP Reception with Sebastian Junger: 6:00pm
Keynote Address: 7:00pm

Where… Rivers Green, behind the Addlestone Library

Sebastian Junger’s keynote address, entitled “War: One Year with A Platoon in the Most Dangerous Valley in Afghanistan”, will focus on his fifteen months embedded with a US Army platoon in the Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. Mr. Junger’s objective coverage of the combat experiences of soldiers and civilians has earned him respect on all sides of the political spectrum. He will touch on the reasons for, realties of, and observations gleaned from his time with our troops.


Tickets to the VIP reception at $125.00 per person and include preferential seating at the keynote address. Tickets for the keynote address only are $45.00 per person. Limited tickets will be sold, so get yours now and please spread the word!

Proceeds from An Evening With Sebastian Junger will establish the FIRST scholarship specifically for veteran students at the College of Charleston. In supporting Sebastian Junger’s visit, you’ll be supporting a soldier’s transition from military to civilian life.

Please visit junger.cofc.edu for more information or to purchase tickets!

“Israel-Palestine: What the Media Leave Out”

On Friday, April 19, at 3PM in ECTR 116, award winning journalist and media critic Alison Weir will discuss what American news media are not revealing about Israel-Palestine. The press is arguably the most powerful institution in the United States; it provides the kinds of information that Americans use to form their conclusions about issues and candidates seeking election. Weir will detail the media’s filtering that prevents the public from receiving the full facts on Israel-Palestine; she will also discuss the systemic and structural causes of the situation.


Veteran journalist Alison Weir is the Executive Director of “If Americans Knew,” a non-profit organization that specializes in statistical and factual information on Israel-Palestine and the media’s coverage of the region. Weir is also President of the Council for the National Interest, a group founded 19 years ago by congressmen and ambassadors to work for foreign policies not dominated by special interests. Weir’s speeches have included briefings on Capitol Hill and to the National Press Club and presentations at the Asia Media Summit in Kuala Lumpur and Beijing. She has lectured at several universities including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Berkeley and the Naval Postgraduate Institute. Weir is generally considered the foremost analyst on media coverage of Israel-Palestine. Her articles have appeared in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, CounterPunchThe New Intifada, Censored 2005, and the Encyclopedia of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. She narrated the award-winning documentary Occupation 101.


Alison Weir’s appearance is co-sponsored by the College of Charleston’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Office of Institutional Diversity, and Charleston Peace One Day. The lecture will be followed by an informal reception.