On a scale of one to 10, with one representing the worst and 10 the best, Stuart Bowen would put the current situation in Iraq at zero.
Speaking at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Hall of Philosophy, Patel delivered his lecture, “Interfaith Leadership and Literacy,” focusing on what interfaith cooperation is and why America so desperately needs it to thrive.
Paul Sotero will deliver the 10:45 a.m. lecture today in the Amphitheater, wrapping up the Week Six examination of Brazil. Sotero will offer a nuanced, clear-eyed, but largely positive view of the South American behemoth whose political, social and economic development has always been complex and unpredictable.
In early 2011, the world watched in awe as Egyptian revolutionaries ousted President Hosni Mubarak from office after nearly 30 years in power. Removing an authoritarian leader was a momentous accomplishment, said Nancy Youssef, McClatchy Newspapers’ Middle East bureau chief, but the difficult part came afterward.
Eric Liu won the lottery of life by being born in the United States. He is, like the majority of other Americans, an inheritor of democracy.
Herman Cain has a problem with “emerging citizenship.”
Egypt has known struggle in the last few years. Since the Egyptian Revolution was born on Jan. 25, 2011, the country with the largest Arab population has had four presidents, seen unprecedented violence, and continues to experience corruption, repression and poverty. Twenty-five percent of the population lives under the poverty line, and 40 percent is illiterate.
Despite a separation of church and state, America was founded and shaped by religious progressives, said the Rev. Delman Coates. In the last five decades or so, progressivism has morphed into religious conservatism — and he thinks it’s time people bring it back.
During Dalia Mogahed’s last lecture at Chautauqua, a military coup was seizing power in her country of birth.
Moving to a new country was a big deal to Imam Malik Mujahid. That’s why he read six different countries’ constitutions before making the decision to move from his home in Pakistan to America.