ICAR Teach-in Responds to Crisis

Posted: September 25, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

As the country grapples with the dual crises of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and the calls to support military retribution, the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) offers the university and community a chance to step back and carefully consider the alternatives available. “The Politics and Ethics of Violence: the Role of Force in International Affairs” is a four-part series of teach-ins beginning tomorrow that includes experts from communications, international affairs, sociology, and conflict resolution.

Tomorrow’s panel includes professors Charles Hauss, Honors Program in General Education; Kenin Avruch, Sociology and Anthropology; and Tamra Pearson d’Estree, ICAR, discussing “What are the Origins and History of the Current Crisis?” ICAR director Sara Cobb will moderate the panel. [UPDATE: ICAR professor Terrance Lyons will moderate the panel.]

The bi-weekly teach-ins will meet in Johnson Center Assembly Room F [UPDATE: The location has changed to SUB II, Rooms 3 and 4] from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Future teach-ins will be held Wednesdays, Oct. 10, 24, and Nov. 7. Everybody is welcome to attend.

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