In welcoming newcomers to our community, there may be questions left unanswered in our minds. Join us for this lecture-based discussion titled: “Welcoming Syrian Refugees: Religion & Violence, the Zero-Sum Game Fallacy, and Responses to the Presidential Election.” Among the questions we will explore:
“Is religion the root of the world’s conflicts? Why are religion and violence so closely linked?”
Led by professors Steven Fesmire (philosophy) and Natalie Coe (biology).
“How does it feel being a Muslim first arriving in the U.S.?”
Led by students Shamim Amiri from Afghanistan and Marjuk Ahmad from Bangladesh
“Will bringing in new people take away healthcare and educational opportunities, reduce jobs, and place a burden on the tax system? How do we move forward after the presidential election?”
Led by professors Laird Christensen (English and environmental studies) and Steven Fesmire.
This event, co-hosted by Thanh Nguyen ’17 and the campus UNICEF Initiative, will be held in the East Room from 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16. The event is free and open to the general public.