Sept. 20-21, 2016
Our current generation of students has come of age in a post-September 11 world that has been largely defined by America’s War on Terror, the center of which has been the Middle East. In light of this, and as global citizens, it’s especially important to deepen our understanding of the rich and diverse history and cultures of the Middle East and its people.
The 2016 Faith, Reason and World Affairs Symposium will move beyond the headlines and engage with the complex history, politics, cultures, and peoples of the Middle East. We want to connect the Concordia community with the local and global dimensions of America’s relations with the Middle East by exploring questions of power, security, faith, and identity and by building bridges that encourage inquiry, understanding, and engagement as global citizens in the 21st century.
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The purpose of the Faith, Reason and World Affairs Symposium is to address significant world issues that examine various points of view and enable participants to make informed judgments through hearing and discussing divergent opinions.Planning Committee Symposium History
Learn more about the symposium topic using these online resources, which are selected by librarians and the planning committee.Library Resources Symposium Online Schedule