Ms. Terry Giegengack, Director of Human and Social Services, announced today that on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 10 A.M., Dr. Richard C. DeAngelis, retired professor of Chinese-Japanese history at Fairfield University will try to unscramble the issues underlying the conflict that, according to Dr. DeAngelis, “May put the U.S in the middle of warring nations with which the U.S. has treaty obligations to defend.” This program is free of charge and will be held at the Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield, CT 06824.
Dr. DeAngelis explained, “Strains between China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and Vietnam have erupted over two small sets of islands, many uninhabited, and threaten the peaceful relations between nations of East Asia.
More importantly, the squabble over Diaoyu/Senkaku Island and the Paracels is having a negative effect on the essential stability of the region and U.S. diplomacy there.
The program is free of charge. Seating is limited. To reserve your place, please call 203-256-3166 by March 10, 2014.
The center is handicapped accessible. Transportation is available to Fairfield Residents, seniors age 50 plus, and persons with a disability over the age of 18 years. To arrange transportation, call: 203-256-3168. The center has a daily lunch program for $2.00. A reservation for lunch must be made 3 days in advance, by calling: 203-256-3118.