DI to Host Lecture on Youth Resistance to Extremism

Dr. Ziad Fahed

Dr. Ziad Fahed

The Dialogue Institute is hosting a free* lecture and discussion with Dr. Ziad Fahed, “Fostering Youth Resilience to Counteract Extremism: Grassroots Experience from Philadelphia to Lebanon,” on Thursday, March 17, 4-5:30 pm, at Temple University.

The event will be held on Temple's main campus in Philadelphia, Kiva Auditorium (Ritter Hall Annex, 1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue - entrance on Cecil B. Moore just west of 13th). Click here for campus map and directions.

RSVP is requested to info@dialogueinstitute.org (please note that photo ID is required to enter the building). Light refreshments will be provided. Click here to see the Facebook event.

Dr. Fahed is Dean of Students and Professor at Notre Dame University-Louaize, Lebanon, and Founder and President of Dialogue for Life and Reconciliation in Beirut, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization promoting interfaith dialogue and building bridges between different communities. He is also a Fulbright scholar alumnus, and in that context participated in a three-week program on religious pluralism hosted and facilitated by the Dialogue Institute in 2008. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the International Association of Sociology of Religion, the International Society for the Sociology of Religion and the Justice and Charity Movement, whose main mission is to study the social doctrine of the Church in the Middle East, as well as several NGOs working on sectarianism.

* the event is free but donations (at the door or online) are much appreciated to support the ongoing work of the Dialogue Institute

PLEASE NOTE: The DI is also co-sponsoring a related (and free) event earlier in the day on March 17, 2-3:30 pm, at Temple University—a teach-in and panel discussion focused on the uprising in Lebanon, its socio-political impact and the rise of grassroots journalism. Click here for details.