Dr. Jerryson in Kandy, Sri Lanka

Dr. Jerryson recently presented at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies “25 Years in Retrospect: Buddhism, Ethnic Conflicts and Religious Harmony in South and Southeast Asia,” in Kandy, Sri Lanka.



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The Long Reach of Reason

It is good to know the Socratic dialogue form is alive and kicking:

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Why Not Just Weigh the Fish? – NYTimes.com

Interesting piece on the relevance of Philosophy by Robert Pasnau of the University of Colorado, Boulder:

Why Not Just Weigh the Fish? – NYTimes.com

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Dr. Mower at the Hauenstein Center

Dr. Mower recently gave a talk on civility at the Hauenstein Center at Grand Valley State University in Allendale Charter Township, Michigan.

Direct Link: Civility in Politics and Education

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Dr. Vopat at the MPSA

Mpsa logoDr. Mark Vopat recently presented a paper on moral sensitivity and public policy decisions. The paper titled “Moral Structural Insensitivity in Policy Decisions” was presented at the 72nd Annual Midwest Political Science Association meeting in Chicago.

In addition to his paper presentation, Dr. Vopat was also a participant on a panel discussing publishing books in a digital age. Dr. Vopat’s own book on children’s rights is scheduled to be published in the fall by Lexington Press.

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Accolades for Dr. Mir and the YSU Center for Islamic Studies

‘Public Islam’ and the Nordic Welfare State: Changing Realities? 2014

This special issue is the outcome of a generous invitation by the Center for Islamic Studies of Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, to arrange a seminar on Nordic Islam at Youngstown State and to publish the proceedings in the Center’s journal, Studies in Contemporary Islam. To make the proceedings available to Nordic audiences, the proceedings are also being published in the Tidsskrift for Islamforskning. The seminar was held on 25–26 October 2010, and was highly rewarding. The contributors are grateful for the hospitality they received during their stay in Youngstown.

The papers presented on the conference are available online here

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Dr. Michael Jerryson in Thailand

Dr. Jerryson recently participated in the “Public Forum on Buddhism and Peace Building: An Invitation to Dialogue.” Close to a hundred people from at least one dozen different countries (Turkey, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, England, etc.) were present for the event.

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Dr. Victor Wantatah hosts WYSU’s Public Affairs

VictorOn October 14, 2010, our own Dr. Victor Wan-Tatah talked with Mel Duncan, founding Executive Director of Nonviolent Peaceforce, a civilian peacekeeping organization based in Brussels. You can listen to the show online here.

If you want hear more of these programs (and possibly more of Dr. Wantatah) you can subscribe to the Public Affairs podcast by adding this link to your RSS feed reader: http://wysu.org/rss/publicaffairs.xml

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What Can I Do With a Humanities Degree?

Great information in this video and on this blog http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~janzb/humanities/humcareers.htm about the value of a humanities degree. Thanks to Dr. Mower for the find.

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Dr. Jerryson on the BBC’s Beyond Belief

Dr. Jerryson with be on the BBC program Beyond Belief on Monday 19 August. The program will be available online.

2013 08 15 beyond belief

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