Upcoming Program: Charlie Hebdo Tragedy: An International Perspective

Charlie Hebdo Poster** Breaking Issue **

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Stern Center, Great Room, 7 p.m.

Panel Discussion

Neil Diamant, professor of East Asian studies, Dickinson College
Kristine Mitchell (moderator), assistant professor of political science and international studies, Dickinson College
Dominique Laurent, associate professor of French, Dickinson College
Edward Webb, associate professor of political science and international studies, Dickinson College

A panel discussion that will address, from international perspectives, some of the causes and effects of the recent attacks on the French satiric magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket in Paris.

This program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues.

Biography (provided by the panelists)

NJD1Neil J. Diamant is professor of Asian law and society and chair of the East Asians studies department at Dickinson College. He is author of Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968 (2000), Embattled Glory: Veterans, Military Families and the Politics of Patriotism in China, 1949-2007 (2009) and co-editor of Engaging the Law in China: State, Society and Possibilities for Justice (2005) Before joining the Dickinson faculty in 2002, he taught at Tel Aviv University in Israel. He teaches classes on various Read more

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