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International Seminar Series: Comparative global fundamentalisms, April 24

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The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State University campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who cover a wide array of cultural, historical, political, and social topics.

The Spring 2019 series will focus on fostering world religious literacy. The talks are free and open to the public and occur every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. in the Bone Student Center.

April 24
Stewart Winger, associate professor in the Department of History at Illinois State will present “What I Learned About the Modern World from Teaching Comparative Global Fundamentalisms” in the Prairie Room.

Stewart received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and was the recipient of the Influential and Inspirational History Faculty Member Award in 2018. He is also currently writing a book titled The Fostering Care of Government: Abraham Lincoln and Internal Improvements.

May 1
Illinois State University Professor Emeritus Janice Neuleib, Ph.D., will present “How Our Students Read Other Religious Cultures” in the Prairie Room.

Neuleib began her career at Illinois State in 1970 and retired in 2012. She aided in the creation of many writing programs on campus, including what is now known as the Visor Center. She has a passion for teaching writing, and has an interest in religious literature, language use and development, and poetry.

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