The Atlas Program Planning Committee, in collaboration with Political Round Table, is pleased to announce its first series of "Atlas Coffee and Conversation" events. During last year's program, John Prendergast, the selected Keynote Speaker, sat down with SLU students for coffee and an informal conversation regarding his global activism. Students had a chance to hear how he chose his career and his path to becoming a global activist. He also shared his "10 ingredients" on how to effect social change and make a difference in the world.
During the 2014 Atlas Program, we are hosting three Coffee and Conversation events with members of the SLU community in addition to the Coffee and Conversation event with our Keynote Speaker, Shabana Basij-Rasikh. The first Coffee and Conversation event with be with Dr. Shannon Potter, a resident physician at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in the department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health. The second will be with Dr. Luke Yarbrough, an Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History whose focus area is the pre-modern history of the Middle East with a particular emphasis on social and political aspects of interfaith relations. Our final Coffee and Conversation event will be with Sara Rahim, a senior Public Health and International Studies major who recently got back from Morocco, where she worked with migrant workers on health issues.
As the Coffee and Conversation events are designed to provide an informal, small group setting, spaces will be limited at these events and an R.S.V.P. will be required. To R.S.V.P. to any of the Coffee and Conversation events, go to the "R.S.V.P.s" page in the sidebar to the left.