Two globalization experts will lecture at West Virginia University this week on the power of citizen action to change the world.

Global Citizen Action: Can it Offset Corporate Power?will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in 209 Armstrong Hall on the Downtown Campus. The event is part of the WVU Center for Civic EngagementsWeek of Engagement.It is free and open to the public.

Two speakers are on the bill. The first is Dr. Joyce Rothschild, WVU s Visiting Anna Deane Carlson Distinguished Professor of Social Science in the Division of Sociology and Anthropology, who will discussProspects for Extending Democracy to the Workplace and Economy.

Rothschild, who is also a sociologist at Virginia Tech University, is co-author of the book,The Cooperative Workplace: Potentials and Dilemmas of Organizational Democracy and Participation,published by Cambridge University Press in 1986.

Dr. James V. Riker, political scientist and director of the University of Marylands Beyond the Classroom program, will discussDemocratizing Corporate-Driven Economic Globalization? The Promise and Perils of the Global Justice Movement.

Riker co-edited the book,Restructuring World Politics: Transnational Social Movements, Networks, and Norms,published by University of Minnesota Press in 2002.

The event is sponsored by WVU s Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Applied Social Sciences, the Division of Sociology and Anthropology, the NOVA Institute and the Center for Civic Engagement.

For more information, contact Dr. Susan Pearce, Division of Sociology and Anthropology, at or at 304-293-5801, ext. 3212.