Sociology professor James Petras of the State University of New York at Binghamton gave an Issues for the Eighties Lecture on "Ideology and Repression: the Use and Abuse of Anti-Communism in Central America" in Rockefeller Hall. A member of the Bertrand Russell Tribunal on Repression in Latin America from 1973 until 1976, Professor Petras published extensively on Latin American and Middle Eastern politics.