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Clare Forstie & Edward Plough,


Committee Members
George Fernandez
Nahid Jafariasbagh
Michaela Porubanova
Allison Puff
Lisa Prazak
Louis Scala
Sarbjit Singh

Artists & Lecturers Program - Past Events

Negin Farsad

  • As one of only a few Iranian-American Muslim female comedian/filmmakers, Farsad uses humor to bridge racial, religious, social and immigrant gaps. Negin has devoted much of her career to social justice comedy, addressing serious issues such as Islamophobia, immigrant rights, bigotry and any general lameness foisted on people because of race, religion or socio-economic class.

Press Coverage for Negin Farsad:

The Farmingdale Observer

Long Island Weekly

 ALP flyer 2018Janna Levin is the Tow Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University and has contributed to an understanding of black holes, the cosmology of extra dimensions, and gravitational waves in the shape of spacetime. She is also director of sciences at Pioneer Works. Her previous books include How the Universe Got Its Spots and a novel, A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, which won the PEN/Bingham Prize. She was recently named a Guggenheim Fellow. Her latest book, Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space, is the inside story on the discovery of the century: the sound of spacetime ringing from the collision of two black holes over a billion years ago.
herbertDr. Herbert Snyder is a professor of Accounting and is the Department Chair of Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems at NDSU. He teaches in the areas of fraud examination and auditing, and his research is concerned primarily in nonprofit fraud, ethics for auditors, and internal controls. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners presented him with the Hubbard Award for best fraud paper in 2005 and named him Fraud Educator of the Year in 2008. He also received the American Accounting Association's Innovation in Accounting Education Award 2008 and the AACSB's 2010 Innovation in Business Education Award for NDSU's fraud examination curriculum. Before joining the faculty at NDSU he was a Fulbright Scholar in Ukraine and taught at Indiana University. Prior to entering the academic world, he worked as a fraud investigator for New York State and as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Army.
 vitaleAmi Vitale's amivitale.photoshelter journey as a photojournalist has taken her to more than 85 countries. She has witnessed civil unrest, poverty, destruction of life, and unspeakable violence. But she has also experienced surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit, and she is committed to highlighting the surprising and subtle similarities between cultures.

She is an internationally known and respected journalist whose work has garnered multiple World Press Photo awards, the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism, Lucie awards, the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting, and the Magazine Photographer of the Year award by the National Press Photographers Association, and Photographer of the Year International. Her stories have also been awarded numerous grants including the first-ever Inge Morath grant by prestigious Magnum Photos, the Canon female photojournalist award for her work in Kashmir, and the Alexia Foundation for World Peace supported her in work in West Africa.