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Thu., May. 26, 2016

2016 Presidential Election: The Effects of Political Rhetoric on Minority Communities

As the United States gears up for another presidential election, it can credibly be said that the American public has never encountered such political polarization. Minorities have become the scapegoat of candidates on their way to further contextualize political agendas and motivations.  What will be the outcome of such agendas, and how are they risking a clearer future ahead for the fostering of dialogue? How can we address them?  At this year’s Chicago Interfaith Gathering, the Niagara Foundation explores lessons in dialogue among minorities and promoting peace after or during such political polarization.

Tue., May. 31, 2016

The Subtle Surfaces of Wickedness: From Nigamasarma to the Occupation of Palestine

Wickedness, perhaps a more personal quality than the abstract notion of evil, is worthy of study, especially when we move away from brute malevolence, often terrifying but boring, to more complex inner states, in which choice may or may not be accessible. This lecture will explore, first, a South Indian vision of the wicked, taken from Tenali Ramakrishna's Panduranga-mahatmyamu. To test a different model, Professor Shulman’s experiences in the Palestinian territories, specifically the South Hebron Hills, with settlers, soldiers, judges, bureaucrats, and policemen will be examined, at least in part in a comparative light, and with frequent sidelong glances to Mahatma Gandhi and Vivekananda.

Thu., Jun. 02, 2016

One Campus Chopped-Style Students & Staff Cook Off

6 teams, each composed of one student and one dining hall worker, will be given a variety of surprise ingredients and 1.5 hours to sauté and whisk their way into the hearts (via the stomachs) of a panel of “Celebrity” Judges!

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