March 24, 2014
Phoebe Heibeck

'Coffee and Conversation' Event

2014 ATLAS week headerThe Atlas Program Planning Committee, in collaboration with Political Round Table, announced its first series of "Atlas Coffee and Conversation" events. 

During the 2014 Atlas Program, there will be three Coffee and Conversation events with members of the SLU community, in addition to the Coffee and Conversation event with the week's keynote speaker, Shabana Basij-Rasikh. Interested participants can learn more about the series and register to attend online. The last day to register for any of the events if Monday, March 24.

All of the talks will be held in the seminar room of the Center for Global Citizenship.

The first Coffee and Conversation event will be with Shannon Potter, M.D., at 4 p.m. Monday, March 31. Potter is a resident physician at the School of Medicine in the department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health.

The second will be with Sara Rahim at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1. Rahim is a senior Public Health and International Studies major who recently got back from Morocco, where she worked with migrant workers on health issues.

The next Coffee and Conversation event will be with Luke Yarbrough, Ph.D., at noon Wednesday, April 2. Yarbrough is 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.

The final event will be with Basij-Rasikh at 10 a.m. Friday, April 4. Basij-Rasikh is co-founder and president of the School of Leadership - Afghanistan (SOLA), a nonprofit that helps exceptional young Afghan women access education worldwide and jobs back home.

As the Coffee and Conversation events are designed to provide an informal, small-group setting, spaces will be limited at these events and an RSVP will be required. To RSVP for any of the Coffee and Conversation events, visit the Atlas Week website

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