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From Louisville and Pittsburgh to Brazil and Nigeria: An Open Forum on Violence, Xenophobia, and Fear at Home and Abroad

When: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM  

Where: Harris Hall, Room 108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dylan Peterson   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


We invite you to participate in a broad but thoughtful dialogue about race, religion, the foreign, the other, refugees, physical violence and the violence of rhetoric, and free speech vs. hate speech.

The timing of this event is no accident: it is intended to situate last week’s events within a global context, such as the global rise of populism, the new Nigerian hate speech bill, and the election of Bolsonaro in Brazil.

From their unique vantage points, faculty and campus experts will offer their perspectives as a means of initiating the conversation, and then we’ll open it up to everyone.

Those who'll be offering their perspectives include: 

Beth Hurd – Religious Studies and Political Science
Bridget Arimond – Pritzker School of Law
Benjamin Frommer – History
Michael Simon – Director, Hillel
Kevin Boyle - History
Zekeria Ahmed Salem - Political Science, Director, Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa
Sarah Cushman - History, Director, Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University


4:00-4:05 p.m. - Opening remarks by Buffett Institute Executive Director Annelise Riles 
4:05-4:30 p.m. - Each panelist offers a few minutes of thoughts 
4:30-5:15 p.m. - Discussion
5:15-5:30 p.m. - Next steps

Snacks and refreshments will be provided. 

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