September 30, 2011

Advance Notice

Ethics center hosts events on Troy Davis, Holocaust

A panel conversation on Troy Davis and the death penalty will be Monday, Oct. 3, at 5 p.m. at the Center for Ethics.

Edward Queen, director of the D. Abbott Turner Program in Ethics and Servant Leadership at the center, will moderate the discussion.

Confirmed as panelists are Everette R.H. Thompson, regional director of Amnesty International USA; Emory political science professor Michael Leo Owens; and Kathryn Hamoudah of Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.

As moderator, Queen said, "My goal is to have the participants discuss the issues of the surrounding capital punishment, beginning with providing some clarity as to why the Troy Davis case gained the level of attention it did then moving to thoughts on the death penalty more generally."

Refreshments will be provided.

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Holocaust speaker

The ethics center is also a sponsor of "Forgiving the Unforgivable: Mengele and the Holocaust," a speech by Eva Mozes Kor, Holocaust survivor and "forgiveness advocate."

Kor and her twin sister Miriam joined the children who were experimented upon by Josef Mengele at Auschwitz.

Kor has presented her notion of forgiveness in a film, "Forgiving Dr. Mengele," which documents her struggle with the pain of victimization and what turned into her controversial decision to forgive.

The first presentation will be Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Memorial Auditorium and the second Wednesday, Oct. 5 at noon in the Harland Cinema Theater.

Admission is free but registration is required.

In addition to the Center for Ethics, Kor's presentations are sponsored by the Office of Research Administration, Candler School of Theology, Department of Religion, School of Medicine, Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, Office of Religious Life, and the Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding Initiative.

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