||Centre program "Placing Tragedy in Context" to be held Sunday evening
RELEASED: September 14, 2001
DANVILLE, KYIn response to the trag ic events of Sept. 11, Centre College will present a special program open to the public on Sunday, Sept. 16 in Newlin Hall in the Norton Center for the Arts.
Beginning at 7 p.m., the program, "Placing Tragedy in Context," will feature presentations by the members of the college's faculty and will conclude with a question-and-answer session involving members of the audience.
Centre faculty who will participate in the forum are:
Nayef Samhat, assistant professor of government and international studies. Samhat holds a bachelor's degree from George Washington University, a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University, and a doctoral degree in international relations from Northwestern University. He is chair of Centre's international studies program and has written essays and opinion pieces on the Middle East. Of Sunday night's program he said, "The scope of this tragedy demands that we try to comprehend the forces that drive these behaviors. Our presentation will attempt to provide context--both historical and current--from which to view these unprecedented events."
Bill Garriott, professor of government. Garriott holds a bachelor's degree from Centre and a master's and Ph.D. in political science from Vanderbilt University. His primary research interest is the interplay of politics and policy in the United States since 1945; he has written a number of articles for publication and contributed to The Kentucky Encyclopedia.
Lori Hartmann-Mahmud, visiting assistant professor of international studies. Hartmann-Mahmud holds a bachelor's degree from Denison University and a master's degree and Ph.D. in international studies from the University of Denver. Her scholarly interests include African and Latin American politics and her articles have been published in Development, Fourth World Bulletin, and Africa Today.
Phyllis Passariello, associate professor of anthropology. Passariello holds a bachelor's degree from Barnard College and a master's and Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley. She has done comparative research on pilgrimage and tourism in both the old world and new world and has led Centre international study programs in locations around the globe. She is the author of a book on eating as a reflection of culture and has written papers and articles dealing with a range of anthropological subjects.
The program will be introduced by vice president and dean of the college, John Ward, and the panel presentations will be moderated by the college's president, John Roush.
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