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Global Studies Lectures by Dr. Pierre Atlas - 4/20/2009

Dr. Pierre Atlas, director of The Richard G. Lugar Franciscan Center for Global Studies and assistant professor of political science at Marian College, will be traveling off campus to give several presentations to the greater Indianapolis community spanning from April 17-May 19, 2009.

Scheduled presentations include:

  • “Rwanda Rising: Forgiveness and Healing in Central Africa” on April 17 at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church. Open to the public at no charge.
  • ”Modern Genocides” on Tuesday, April 21 at noon at Indiana State Museum in the Capitol Rotunda. Holocaust survivor Meyer Bronicki will also speak and lead a discussion to an audience of 250 high school and middle school students.
  • Adult education lecture series: “The U.S. and Israel Under New Leadership” on May 12 and “The Obama Report Card: the First 100 Days (and Counting)” on May 19, located in the Jewish Community Center at 7 p.m. There is an admission fee and registration is recommended.
  • “The Interface of Culture, Religion, and Liberty in Islam and Christianity,” hosted by the Liberty Fund colloquium on May 14-17.

About The Richard G. Lugar Franciscan Center for Global Studies:
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 in 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.