The Dialogue Center
Presents a “Difficult Dialogue”
Where are DRONES Taking Us?
a talk by
Director of the 2012 “Know Drones” Tour
Nick Mottern is director of the nation-wide “Know Drones” Tour. He comes to Lehigh to talk about drone warfare. A graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and a Viet Nam veteran, he has been a reporter for the Providence Journal and Evening Bulletin, a researcher for a US Senate Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, a lobbyist for Bread for the World, and a writer and organizer of tours dealing with US involvement in Africa. A visitor to many of the world’s war zones, he is author of the book, Suffering Strong.
Thursday, September 20
The Visiting Lecturers Committee and the Dialogue Center
A Death Row Innocent—Executed
a talk by
Rev. Joseph B. Ingle
Joe Ingle, twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and recipient of numerous humanitarian awards, has had a long career working with inmates on death rows in the South. In his new book, Inferno: A Southern Morality Tale, Rev. Ingle tells the story of Philip Workman, a man who spent 26 years on Tennessee’s death row and was finally executed despite overwhelming evidence that he did not murder the police officer he was convicted of killing. Sister Helen Prejean says of Ingle’s book: “It is the most detailed, intimate and complete look at a death row prisoner I have encountered. It raises fundamental questions about our moral fabric as a nation.”
Wednesday, September 12
(7 Asa Drive on the Lehigh Campus)
All Welcome: Free and Open to the Public
The Chaplain’s Forum/Difficult Dialogues
Presents a Talk
Released from Death Row:
A Story of Wrongful Conviction, the Death Penalty and American Justice
Since the death penalty resumed in 1976, 136 people convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death have been released from death row because they were wrongly convicted and found to be actually innocent. Ray Krone, a Pennsylvania resident, was the 98th such person to be exonerated. He comes to Lehigh to tell his amazing story of wrongful conviction, his life on death row, and his personal experience with America’s broken criminal justice system.
Thursday, September 14
Maginnes Hall, 102
All are Welcome
Sponsored by the Chaplain’s Office/Dialogue Center
The Difficult Dialogue Series sposnored and organized by the Dialogue Center began April 22, 2010 with special guest, Dr. LeRoy Carhart. Information below. Future Dialogues will be advertised to the campus and informatoin made available in this space. As the inaugural speaker, Dr. Carhart was given a certificate of appreciation for his work in advancing education about the work he does in women's repeoductive health.
A program of the Center for Dialogue, Ethics and Spirituality
A talk, discussion, and dialogue with
Dr. LeRoy Carhart
Dr. LeRoy Carhart is the Nebraska physician who has twice gone before the United States Supreme Court to challenge the Nebraska legislature’s so called ‘partial birth’ abortion ban. He was successful in the first landmark case, Stenberg v. Carhart, but lost in a second challenge, Gonzales v. Carhart. Interviewed by numerous news outlets and media, including Newsweek, CNN and PBS, honored by many women’s advocacy groups and recipient of an ethics in reproductive health award from Harvard University, Dr. Carhart has been described as “a grandfather, a husband of over 40 years, a former Air Force surgeon, a Republican, a feminist, a Methodist” and an abortion provider who was a close friend and professional colleague of the late Dr. George Tiller of Wichita, Kansas.
April 22, 2010
The Visiting Lectures Committee, The Center for Dialogue, Ethics and Spirituality, The Office of International Affairs, and
The Globalization and Social Change Initiative
“The Evolution of an American Islam”
a lecture by
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
Monday, April 16
Packard Lab Auditorium 101
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, is author of the acclaimed book, What's Right with Islam: A New Vision for Muslims and the West and a new book, Moving the Mountain. The Muslim leader who was at the center of the controversy over the proposed building of an Islamic Center near Ground Zero in New York City, Imam Rauf founded the Cordoba Initiative, which has worked to build bridges between Muslims and American society and resolve conflicts between Islam and the West.
Free and open to the public. Book signing following lecture. All are Welcome.
Rauf, center, talked with students in the Dialogue Center in the afternoon before his public appearance.
All are welcome.
This “Difficult Dialogue” is a program of the Center for Dialogue, Ethics and Spirituality. Funding has been provided by a grant to Lehigh University from Spiritual Youth for Reproductive Freedom, a program of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.