Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in the age of global terrorism
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Religious revivalism – Islamic, Hindu, Christian – is shaking three of the mightiest pillars that have sustained human progress since the European enlightenment: humanism, science and nationalism. Today, diversity is less easily recognized and accepted within political and national bodies almost everywhere. How does one make sense of a world turning away from pluralism? Of a Muslim world whose attitude towards terrorism is often characterized by ambivalence?
Professor of Physics and Mathematics
College of Natural & Applied Science