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International Seminar Series: “Understanding Religious Violence: The Importance of Religious Literacy in Meeting the Challenge of Religious Fanaticism and Terrorism”
Title of Presentation: Understanding Religious Violence: The Importance of Religious Literacy in Meeting the Challenge of Religious Fanaticism and Terrorism
Speaker: Dr. Mark Berkson
Series Overview: The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are usually experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who cover a wide array of cultural, historical, political and social topics.
Series events have become one of the most popular internationally focused events on campus and continue to draw ever-growing crowds of students, faculty and community members. Audience members are given time at each event to raise questions to enable a two-way participation and learning.
International Seminar Series events are free and open to the public and occur every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. in the Bone Student Center. The Spring 2019 series will focus on fostering world religious literacy.