(2020) a public documentary screening and a moderated discussion with filmmakers.
Thursday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Registration is required, go to https://www.moravian.edu/battleground-doc
and then enter your email address and receive the link to watch in your inbox.
In a political moment defined by partisan conflict, Battleground is an intimate look at our current political divide, as seen through the eyes of two grassroots activists in the pivotal counties of the Lehigh Valley, PA. Tom Carroll is a Trump delegate, and a Tea Party Chairman, Greg Edwards is a Black pastor, and a progressive leader supported by Bernie Sanders. When their paths collide, we realize that they have much more in common than meets the eye.
The Battleground documentary is 56 minutes followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Hemal Trivedi and Jonah Markowitz.
“Sponsored in part by the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium, with generous support provided by a grant to Lafayette College from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.”
Moravian University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Dr. Khristina Haddad at firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week prior to the event.
The Cost of Being Polarized
The American electorate is living a split-screen nightmare: on both sides of the aisle, the party faithful see their candidates as the only viable way forward and their candidate's opponent as a path of certain destruction. In addition, a majority of Democrates and Republicans cast doubt on the opposing party's campaign tactics with 65% of Democrats believing it very likely that the Trump campaign will cheat, if necessary, to win in November and 51% of Republicans believing the same for the Biden campaign. Such suspicion, while troubling, may have been tolerable if it remained at the level of national political leaders, but recent data reveal that three-quarters of Democrats view Republicans as more closed-minded than other Americans and nearly two-thirds of Republicans say the same of Democrats. This partisan animosity infiltrates even the most intimate parts of our lives, about seven-in-ten Democrats would not consider being in a relationship with a Trump voter, and just under half of Republicans say the same about a Clinton voter. How did we let this happen, what is it costing us, and where can we go from here?
Join Professor Robin Presthus on Monday, 21 September at 7:00 p.m. for this presentation and discussion online: https://moravian.zoom.us/j/94051333272
Career Exploration Series
The Career Exploration series showcases faculty experts, accomplished attorneys and student leaders from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Each panel will highlight specific practice areas, share tips for job search success and include time for Q&A. Join us on Monday nights at 5:15 p.m. August 31, 2020, September 14, 2020, October 5, 2020, October 19, 2020, and November 2, 2020.
August 31: Intellectual Property Law with Professor Amy Landers
September 14: Civil Litigation with Professor Richard Frankel
October 5: Criminal Law with Professor Emily Zimmerman
October 19: Health Law with Professor Barry Furrow
November 2: Business & Entrepreneurship Law with Professor Amy Boss
ASIANetwork invites undergraduate students from member institutions to submit papers for the Marianna McJimsey Award. which recognizes undergraduate student research dealing with Asia. For more details and information click on the blue title links.
For Undergraduate Students
Student Paper Competition: For current students and 2019 graduates. Supports registration and lodging for the 2020 annual conference for up to THREE students. Winner receives a cash prize and publication in ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts. Deadline: January 15, 2020