Mon, 05/01/2017

Toward a Sustainable 21st Century Series:

What: Confronting anger and hate from the local to the global: community-university dialogue
When: Monday, May 1, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Beckman Center, 100 Academy Way, Irvine

Join us as university scholars and community leaders address questions that affect every level of public life.

Can town and gown together begin to chart a course back from paralyzing rage and spite toward the virtues that once made civil dialogue productive and religious discourse mutually respectful? Where have we gone wrong, and how can we find our way back to a remembered better way? How can we work to build a community resistant to anger and hate?

Speakers:
Jack Miles, UC Irvine Distinguished Professor Emeritus; Director, UCI Religious Studies; Pulitzer Prize-winning author, God: A Biography; General Editor, The Norton Anthology of World Religions.

Benjamin Hubbard, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Cal State Fullerton and co-author of A Battlefield of Values: America’s Left, Right, and Endangered Center.


Panelists:
-Rabbi Arnold Rachlis, University Synagogue
-Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, Director, Islamic Society of Orange County
-Rabbi Peter Levi, Anti-Defamation League
-Anila Ali, CEO, American Muslim Women’s Empowerment Council
-Jorge Cisneros, Chief of Police, UCI Police Department
-Horace E. Frank, LAPD Deputy Chief, Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau

Presented by:
Program in Religious Studies
• Student Affairs
• Office of Inclusive Excellence
• Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies
• Newkirk Center for Science and Society

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