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IdeaFestival 2014 #2: Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization, Stephen Cave 2012

Stephen Cave Session: Immortality Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Kentucky Center) Dr Stephen Cave is a philosopher, writer and critic. He has worked both as an academic, studying and teaching philosophy at the University of Cambridge, and … Continue reading

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Islam and Politics

A discussion with and between Michael McClellan, WKU Diplomat in Residence & Dr. Soleiman Kiasatpour, Political Science Mon, Sep 15, 12.30-1.30, Grise Hall 339 Pizza & Politics, sponsored by the Department of Political Science

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A Symposium on Peace, Islam, and Counter-Narratives

This conference brings together academics, practitioners, policy influencers, and Muslim thought leaders to discuss the potential strategic role of the Islam in American security policy and initiatives. It focuses on the role of “counter-narratives,” or the attempt to respond to … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette (Chandler School of Theology, Emory University)

Hosted by the Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility Friday, April 25, 2014, 3pm, Garrett 116 refreshments The Rev. Dr. Lafayette, an ordained minister, is a longtime civil rights activist, organizer, and an authority on nonviolent social change. He co-founded … Continue reading

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Global Christianity: Poverty, Conflict & Peace Building – Film “Mandela and de Klerk” & Discussion of the Role of Christianity in the Global South

Tue, Mar 18, 6-8.30pm, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 4754 Smallhouse Rd, Bowling Green, KY 6pm: Welcome with refreshments 6.30pm: Film presentation of “Mandela and de Klerk (1997) 7.15-8.30pm: Discussion of the film & the role of Christianity in the Global … Continue reading

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Race and Democracy in the Age of Obama – A Lecture by Dr. Cornel West

Justice is what love looks like in public. (Cornel West) Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear one of the leading African American intellectuals. Cornel West is a scholar, activist, self-described democratic intellectual, and an exceptionally eloquent and engaging speaker. … Continue reading

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The Karma of War: Buddhist Interpretations of Killing and Dying in 21st Century Sri Lanka – A lecture by Dr. Daniel Kent

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What should we be worried about?

Big picture thinkers on ‘real scenarios that keep scientists up at night’ Since we can’t stop worrying, can science teach us at least how to worry better? What should and shouldn’t we be worried about – for scientific reasons? The … Continue reading

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Cornel West on Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela as “Santa Claus” & MLK and Mandela on real education

Cornel West, one of the leading African American and public intellectuals, who will speak at WKU on February 21 as part of the 2013/14 Cultural Enhancement Series, cautions against the “Santa Clausification” of both Martin Luther King, Jr. and now … Continue reading

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The 13 most read and shared posts on Brain Pickings in 2013

Brain Pickings, December 26, 2013 Everything you missed and everything you’d want to revisit, in one cozy place. As the year rolls to an end, what better way to reflect on its fruits than by looking back on those pieces … Continue reading

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