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Pierre Atlas Guest Lectures - 2/6/2009

Dr. Pierre Atlas, assistant professor of political science at Marian College and director of The Richard G. Lugar Franciscan Center for Global Studies, will give a series of guest lectures this spring.

  • On February 11, he will give a guest lecture on the U.S. and the Middle East at Butler University.
  • On February 24, he will present “The U.S. and the Rising Powers” as part of the Great Decisions series at Butler University (open to the public).
  • On March 18 at 7 p.m., he will present “Universal Human Rights?” as part of the Great Decisions series at the Church of the Savior (open to the public).
  • On May 14-17, he will participate in a three-day Liberty Fund colloquium on "The Interface of Culture, Religion, and Liberty in Islam and Christianity" at the Conrad in Indianapolis.

About global studies at Marian College:
The Richard G. Lugar Franciscan Center for Global Studies promotes the study of contemporary global issues with special attention to Marian College’s core Franciscan values. The interdisciplinary minor in global studies includes specially designed courses, foreign language study, study abroad experience, optional globally focused internships, and a one-week spring break internship Senator Lugar’s office in Washington, D.C. The Global Studies Speaker Series and other public events bring central Indiana’s increasingly international and multi-cultural community onto the Marian College campus. Past speakers have included international diplomats, journalists, academics, clergy, musicians, and global activists.