NOVEMBER 4, 2013

Today's Events

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Laurel Lukaszewski Art Exhibit: Patterns of Place • M. Louise Aughinbaugh Art Gallery, Climenhaga Fine Arts Center

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Department of Modern Languages: German Cultural Celebration Howe Atrium, Boyer Hall

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
A.J. Nolte alternate chapel lecture: "Caught in the Crosshairs: The Christian Community in Syria" Boyer Hall 131

Nolte will discuss Christianity in Syria, the contributions of Christian communities to the health and flourishing of their societies, and the crisis Christian communities face in the wake of the Arab Spring in general and the civil war in Syria in particular. This topic raises lots of questions related to peace and conflict, as well as challenging questions for Christians in the foreign policy community.

Nolte, a Messiah alum, is currently a Project Associate at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He joined the Center's Religious Freedom Project at the beginning of October 2012, after two years as a research assistant at the Center for Complex Operations, National Defense University. Previously, he worked for Ideal Innovations, a defense contracting firm based in Arlington, Virginia. Currently a Ph.D. candidate in world politics at the Catholic University of America (CUA), Nolte obtained his M.A. from CUA in 2009. He received a B.A. in politics from Messiah College in 2006 and studied at Oxford University’s Wycliffe Hall while at Messiah.

Nolte's talk is sponsored by the Department of Politics and by the Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) Program.

Please note that, unless otherwise indicated, all events are free and open to the public. Should you have any suggestions or comments, please contact this year's IEW committee chair, Kevin Villegas, at