December 3, 2001
Halle Professor to lecture
on religious violence
Juergensmeyer is professor of sociology and director of global and international
studies at the University of California-Santa Barbara. His lecture is
titled after his new book of the same name. Juergensmeyer interviewed
perpetrators and supporters of such terrorist acts as the 1993 World Trade
Center, the assassination of former Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin,
Sikh and Hindu violence in India, carbombs in Ireland and others.
Juergensmeyer will lead a faculty seminar next semester on Globalization
and Religion that will unite scholars from religious studies, psychology,
nursing and political science.
The Dec. 6 lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Halle Institute at 404-727-7504.
Nominations sought for Distinguished
The award is made annually to a faculty member. Nominees should embody
the highest academic ideals and are expected to present a lecture having
broad interest and displaying exemplary scholarship. The Distinguished
Lecturer Committee reviewing the nominations is made up of all past lecturers.
Nominations will be accepted until Jan. 15, 2002. All nomination letters will be confidential and should include a brief description of what makes the nominees distinguished. President Bill
Chace will select the honoree from a short list of candidates.
Nominations can be sent to William Branch in the School of Medicine at William_Branch@emory.org.