In a Washington Post article, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs Steven Pearlstein describes the challenge of convincing incoming students' parents of the value of liberal arts education. The college's senior associate dean Robert Matz contributes, leading the effort to promote humanities and social sciences degrees.
John Turner, associate professor of religious studies, has been selected as one of two Fenwick Fellows for this academic year. This year he plans to begin research on a seminal group in the American religious narrative, the pilgrims, whose strenuous journey was far from over when the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock in the 1620.
Educational inequality. Social innovation. Public relations. Human rights. These courses, offered in fall 2016, will expand your view on real issues that affect the world around us. No matter what your major, your awareness of any of these big issues will bring new perspective to your education. Learn more!
The Global Affairs program and the Department of Philosophy are teaming up to offer a unique opportunity for their undergraduate students. The inaugural cohort of the Global Health Fellows will spend its fall semester at the Arlington campus focusing on the realities of today’s global health challenges and the resources offered from a humanities and social sciences perspective.
Maria Dakake, interim co-director, Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies and chair, Department of Religious Studies, took part in an interfaith panel, Religion: A Problem or Solution? offered at George Mason University.
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Maria Dakake, chair/professor, Department of Religious Studies, took part in a discussion on the Interfaith Voices public radio program regarding presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslim people from entering the United States.