|Centre to hold second panel discussion on aftermath of Sept. 11
RELEASED: October 11, 2001
DANVILLE, KYCentre College will expand on a special program held last month following the Sept. 11 attacks on America. The program "Providing Context for Troubled Times" will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. in Weisiger Theatre in the College's Norton Center for the Arts. The event is free and open to the public.
There will be four panelists. Each panelist will speak for about 10 minutes, and then the floor will be open for questions to the panelists.
The panelists are:
Ken Keffer, professor of modern languages at Centre, will discuss anti-American sentiment. Keffer has twice spent a year in France serving as the teacher and director of Centre's residential study-abroad program in Strasbourg. He was a Fulbright Exchange Teacher in Germany for a year and has pursued advanced research at locations in France, Germany and Spain.
Nayef Samhat, assistant professor of government and international studies at Centre, will discuss Middle-Eastern issues. Samhat was a panelist in the first program. He is chair of Centre's international studies program and has written essays and opinion pieces on the Middle East, as well as appeared on television and radio to discuss the situation there.
Dan Stroup, professor of government at Centre, will discuss civil liberties. Stroup's teaching and research interests encompass American political history, the judicial process, the legislative process, and The Civil Rights Movement in America.
Steve Wolfgang, a minister who has worked as a television and print journalist, will discuss journalism and fundamentalism. Wolfgang also teaches journalism at the university level.
John Ward, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, will introduce the panelists and moderate the program.
The initial program, "Placing Tragedy in Context," was held Sept. 16 and drew more than 200 to Newlin Hall of the College's Norton Center for the Arts.
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