Omar Atia to Speak at UE Scholars for Syria Lecture on February 18

Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Omar Atia, imam at the Islamic Center of Evansville, will be the speaker for the lecture in UE’s Scholars for Syria Lecture Series on Thursday, February 18. The lecture will be at 6:00 p.m., in Room 162 (Harkness Hall), Schroeder Family School of Business Building. These lectures, which are being sponsored by Scholars for Syria, are free and open to the public. Atia’s topic will be “Religion, Islam, and Syria: What are the connections?”

Other lectures in this series include:

March 3

Derek Jones, UE assistant professor of philosophy, will discuss “Xenophobia: The power and the consequences.”

March 17

Richard Maass, UE assistant professor of political science, will speak about “The Role of Terrorism and ISIS in Syria.”

March 31

The Road to Mafraq charity will present about increasing access to education for Syrian refugees.

April 14

UE Syrian students and local families will present “UE Syrian Stories: Humanizing the Syrian conflict.”

Scholars for Syria includes members from UE and the surrounding community. It was created to help support UE’s large number of Syrian students. UE is part of a consortium of colleges and universities dedicated to providing scholarship and aid to Syrian students.

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