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Exploring topics that raise questions about the common humanity shared by peoples across the globe, as well as their ethnic and socio-economic divides, is the theme of the College’s year-long In/Common series, which continues on Nov. 6 and 8.

A discussion of The Kite Runner will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge. This work of fiction tells the story of two friends kept apart by ethnic and class differences. SUNY Cortland faculty members who are using the book written by Khaled Hosseini in their classrooms will guide the conversation.

Siddiq Barmak’s 2003 film “Osama” will be shown at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, in Sperry Center, Room 105. "Osama," the first film shot entirely in Afghanistan since 1996, tells the story of a girl living under the Taliban regime. The story allows audiences to reflect on Afghanistan’s economic and political upheaval and, in particular, gender politics in the years between the Soviet invasion in 1979 and NATO’s American-led invasion in 2001.

The series is the eighth organized by the College’s Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee (CICC) around a single theme. The events are free and open to the public.

The “In/Common” series is funded by the offices of the President and the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

To stay current with announcements regarding the series’ events, visit the committee’s Facebook page. For more information, contact Scott Moranda, an associate professor of history and the chair of the CICC, at (607) 753-2052.