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Oct. 21, 2015 – The Knowledge is Power lecture series continues with a presentation titled “The Human Cost of War: Global Responsibility and Refugees,” from 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4 at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco. This is the 20th presentation in the series.

Inspired by the worsening situation in Syria and other countries, the lecture will feature history professor Jason Morgan and political science Professor Rachel Bzostek discussing the impact of war on non-combatants caught in the middle. Discussion topics will include the effects on, and the reaction of countries to, the influx of refugees. The topic will be looked at from both local and global perspectives. Both professors will present at the event.

Co-organizer Sukanya Subramanian said the lecture series is meant to emphasize the value of holistic learning.

“The lecture series is designed to promote an interdisciplinary approach to topics and concerns being discussed in the larger culture,” Subramanian said.

Free drinks and dessert will be provided to guests.

The Knowledge is Power lecture series is presented in cooperation with Collin College and the Student Activity Fee Advisory Committee. For more information, contact Subramanian at or Brett Adams at .

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,200 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.