Bestselling author Wes Moore, a veteran, founder of BridgeEDU, youth advocate, and host of ‘Beyond Belief,’ to speak on work with purpose.
Guest article by Phoebe Mogharei ’16
Special Collections and Archives Spotlight Item
As consultants for local and international organizations, students gain practical experience, provide research and analysis.
Book Talk in Burling Lounge, March 8 at 4 pm
A Digital in Public event in Burling Lounge, March 11 at 4 pm
In China, the study of history has always gone hand-in-hand with the study of geography. When studying China’s modern history, however, focus has shifted toward large-scale processes, such as revolution, and large-scale sociological transformations, such as changing class relations. More recently, however, some historians are starting to bring geography back in.
Lane Atmore '16 discusses her research in Fairfield, Iowa, focused on the area's "surprisingly numerous sustainability initiatives."
Timothy Knepper, Professor of Philosophy, Drake University
While Christianity may be the most common religion practiced by Iowans, it is not the only one. Drake University’s “Religions of Des Moines Initiative” is exploring, documenting, and placing Christianity in dialogue with others, including Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism, all of which have practitioners and places of worship in Des Moines. The Initiative’s goal is to develop and practice a philosophy of religion that is diverse.
Timothy Knepper is a professor of philosophy at Drake University, where he chairs the Department of Philosophy and Religion and directs The Comparison Project, a public program in comparative philosophy of religion. He teaches and publishes in the philosophy of religion, comparative religion, late ancient Neoplatonism, and mystical discourse. He is the author of books on the future of the philosophy of religion (The Ends of Philosophy of Religion, Palgrave, 2013) and the sixth-century Christian mystic known as Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite (Negating Negation, Wipf & Stock, 2014). He is currently working on an edited collection on "Comparative Grammars of Ineffability," a textbook on "Global Philosophy of Religion," and a photo-illustrated book on the "Religions of Des Moines.”
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Prairie Studies and the Department of Religious Studies.