History Speaker Series presents Gregg Zachary and Gustav Niebuhr Thursday, Sept. 10

Sep 03, 2009

The Newman University History Speaker Series presents Gregg Zachary and Gustav Niebuhr in an interfaith dialogue about multiculturalism at 7 p.m. Thursday Sept. 10, in Performance Hall, De Mattias Fine Arts Center.The event is free and open to the public.

Zachary is a researcher, writer and consultant for media, foundations and non-governmental agencies (NGOs) on the subject of aid and development. He specializes in sub-Saharan Africa, concentrating on issues of land, gender and agricultural production in rural Africa. He is the author of The Diversity Advantage: Multicultural Identity in the New World Economy (2000) and Married to Africa: A Love Story (2009). He is a former senior writer for The Wall Street Journal (1989-2001) and an adviser to the Gates Foundation (2007-2008).

Niebuhr is associate professor of religion and the media, a dual appointment in the Department of Religion and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. A former religion reporter for The New York Times, he has also written for The Washington PostThe Wall Street Journal, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is a contributor to National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. He is the grandson of H. Richard Niebuhr and the great nephew of Reinhold Niebuhr, two of America’s most distinguished theologians. His just released book is Beyond Tolerance.

For more information call 316-942-4291, ext. 2483.

The speakers will also make a presentation at the Annual Meeting of Alternative Gifts International (AGI) on Saturday, Sept. 12, during a lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Jabara Theatre. For tickets or more information call AGI at 316-269-0635 or e-mail [email protected].