Xavier to host dialogue on ISIS

By: Maddie Day ~Staff Writer~ As the conversation about the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, occupies international attention, the Brueggeman Center for Dialogue is partnering with various organizations for a special dinner and dialogue. The Brueggeman Center for Dialogue is partnering with Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council, the National Security Network and the Foreign Policy Leadership Council (FPLC) to sponsor a reception, dinner and dialogue to discuss the emergence of ISIS. Since mid-2014, ISIS militants have gained control over major portions of Iraq and Syria. The United States and other allies have launched airstrikes in Syria to combat ISIS, which has been responsible for the killings of journalists and aid workers. The upcoming event at Xavier will feature Major General Paul D. Eaton, who currently serves as Senior Advisor at … Continue reading Xavier to host dialogue on ISIS

Xavier addresses ‘Interview’ controversy

By: Maddie Day ~Staff Writer~ A special event was held in the Honors Lounge in the Conaton Learning Commons to discuss the controversy surrounding the release of “The Interview” and its political implications. Dr. Hwisang Cho, an assistant professor of History with expertise in East Asian languages and cultures, and Dr. Mack Mariani, chair and associate professor of the Political Science Department, led the discussion, which was held on Jan. 22. “The conversation was enthusiastic and interesting, as the issue generated a great deal of discussion about a wide range of issues, including free speech, privacy and internet security and … Continue reading Xavier addresses ‘Interview’ controversy

Webinar responds to climate change

By: Maddie Day ~Staff Writer~ Xavier will host a webinar organized by “Ohio Interfaith and Light” (OhIPL) to discuss climate conservation. The group aims to help faith communities learn how to conserve energy. Xavier welcomes OhIPL on, Jan. 22nd. The event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in Kennedy Auditorium. Similar events will take place simultaneously at other locations throughout the state of Ohio. The Climate Conversation serves as a forum during which members of the Xavier community can discuss climate change within the context of religion. The event is meant to encourage discussion that is open, informative and ethically driven. The first hour of Thursday’s event will be a video conference presented by Dr. Joel Barker, … Continue reading Webinar responds to climate change