Global Issues Colloquium Returns Jan. 24

The University’s Global Issues Colloquium will continue with a presentation by Jason Luscier, assistant professor of biology, at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in Magruder Hall 2001.

Luscier’s presentation, “The Feralization of Domestic House Cats: A Global Ecological CATastrophy!” will examine the existence of feral cat populations and its impact on native wildlife populations and human health around the globe.

In total, there will be four Global Issues Colloquium events this spring. In February, Dennis Quinn from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University will present “Does Economic Globalization Influence the U.S. Policy Mood? A Study of U.S. Public Sentiment, 1956-2009.” Meg Edwards, a Truman visiting professor of political science, will discuss “Presidential Instability in South America” in March. The final colloquium event this semester will take place in April when Anton Daughters, assistant professor of anthropology, examines “Globalization at the Ends of the Earth: Rural Livelihoods and Wage Labor in Southern Chile’s Archipelago of Chiloé.”

For complete details about Global Issues Colloquium events, including abstracts of upcoming presentations, visit