Lecture Series on Understanding a Divided Nation
The University of Delaware's College of
Arts and Sciences invites you to attend a free lecture series
entitled "Understanding a Divided Nation." It takes place in 204 Gore
Hall at 7:30 pm on September 13, September 27, October 11, and November
8. Speakers from a range of disciplines and backgrounds will help University of Delaware students
and members of the community to understand the issues of a divided
nation as part of the National Agenda 2017 theme of "As We Stand,
The series is presented as part of a one-credit Topics in Political
Communication class that examines gender, geographic, religious,
partisan, and cultural divisions in the United States. Taught by UD
Center for Political Communication Director Nancy Karibjanian, the
pass/fail course requires students to attend both the National Agenda
2017 "As We Stand, Divided" and the in-class lecture series. The class
began on August 31, 2017, and meets at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings,
alternating between 204 Gore Hall and Mitchell Hall Auditorium. The course is cross-listed as COMM337/POSC337/LEAD337/UAPP337.
Wednesday, September 13, 7:30–8:20 pm: Carol Henderson
The University of Delaware's Vice Provost for Diversity Carol Henderson provides strategic leadership in advancing diversity as an institutional value and academic priority in all facets of the academic community. Carol Henderson is the author of Scarring the Black Body: Race and Representation in African American Literature. She is the recipient of several community, professional and research awards, including the University of Delaware’s Excellence in Teaching Award (2006, 1996).
Wednesday, September 27, 7:30–8:20 pm: Phillip Bannowsky
An award winning poet, Phillip Bannowsky teaches Poetry of Empowerment
and believes in the power of an expressive verse. Among his efforts are
tactical poems crafted to frame the intentions of the Occupy Delaware
Movement. He has published a novel, The Mother Earth Inn (2007), and two volumes of poetry, The Milk of Human Kindness (1985) and Autoplant: a Poetic Monologue (2007).
Wednesday, October 11, 7:30–8:20 pm: Gregory Lloyd Morris
Gregory Lloyd Morris' passion as playwright is focusing on the “underbelly of the community, the streets.” He is manager for Wilmington, Delaware’s Office Of Cultural Affairs and an adjunct professor for the University of Delaware teaching "Race, Image, in Media/Culture." In 2016, TEDx Wilmington featured his provocative and remarkable approach to street theater. An accomplished playwright, his stage plays "The Belly" and "Second Chances...An American Tale," received critical acclaim. Morris holds a Master of Fine Arts from Temple University.
Wednesday, November 8, 7:30–8:20 pm: Muqtedar Khan
A professor in the University of Delaware's Department of Political Science and International Relations, Muqtedar Khan is the founding director of the Islamic Studies Program at the University of Delaware and a member of the Affiliated Faculty for the Center for Political Communication.
He is the author of several books including Debating Moderate Islam: The Geopolitics of Islam and the West.
Dr. Khan frequently comments on BBC, CNN International, FOX and VOA TV, Bridges TV, NPR and other radio and TV networks. His political commentaries appear regularly in newspapers in more than 20 countries.
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