The University of Louisiana at Monroe's Chautauqua Nexus presents
a new format this Friday to discuss the terrorist attacks in
America. A panel comprised of various professionals from the
community will be on hand to talk about different aspects of
the attacks. The forum will be a dialog on terrorism designed
to help people better understand the current situation through
patience, knowledge and solidarity.
Members of the panel to discuss "Terrorism, War and Peace,"
include ULM Political Science Professor J.J. St. Marie, an expert
on the Middle East; ULM Economics Professor John Scott, who will
talk about the economics of terrorism; Monroe Business Man Morris
Mintz, Israeli-U.S. Relations; a Louisiana State Police expert
on domestic terrorism, Mahmoud Khalil, the Immam of the Islamic
Center of Northeast Louisiana; Larry Stafford, Methodist Minister;
Anita Sharma, ULM Sociologist Professor speaking on cultural
diversity; and Bette Jo Kauffman, ULM Mass Communications Professor.
Each member of the panel will have time to talk and there will
be time for a question and answer session. The panel will be
under the direction of moderators, ULM English Instructor Ed
Brinson, and ULM Social Psychologist Joe McGahan.
There will also be a secondary panel of people on hand if anyone
has further questions. The members of this panel are as follows:
ULM student Kevin Oliver, specializing in the semantics of terrorism;
Aptha Murthy, representing the international students; ULM International
student Mulam Orflay, an expert on the Koran, and counselor from
the university. A member of ULM's administration will make closing
remarks. Friday's Chautauqua meets in the auditorium of the Student
Union Building Friday, Sept. 28 at 4:30 p.m.
ULM's Student Government Association will be on hand distributing
ribbons. Food and music will also be part of the event. This
will be the first in a series of forums discussing terrorism
These weekly meetings are informal conversations attempting to
connect people of all ages who are interested in intellectual
and cultural exchanges. The Chautauqua group meets every week
on the second floor of the Student Union Building on the ULM
campus (unless otherwise noted) beginning at 4:30 on Fridays
or Saturdays. There are no requirements and everyone is invited
to come. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Visitors are welcome
to make a small donation for foods.
All media welcome.