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"SENATOR LIEBERMAN AND THE DEBATE OVER RELIGION AND POLITICS" WILL BE THE TOPIC OF A PANEL DISCUSSION AT BARD COLLEGE ON OCTOBER 23
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY—The Jewish Studies Program at Bard College will present a panel discussion by five Bard professors on the subject of the vice-presidential candidacy of Senator Joseph Lieberman and its impact on the debate over religion and American politics. The discussion, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 23, in Room 102 of the F. W. Olin Humanities Building.
The evening\'s program will consider the significance of Senator Lieberman\'s candidacy to the ongoing discussion of the place of religious values in government and public life. Participants include Professors Mario Bick, anthropology; Rev. Dr. Bruce Chilton, religion; Joseph Luders, political science; Jacob Neusner, religion; and Rona Sheramy, Jewish studies.
For further information, call Rona Sheramy at 845-758-7090; or email email@example.com.
About the Participants:
Rev. Dr. Bruce Chilton is Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion, chaplain of Bard College, and director of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. He is a scholar of early Christianity and Judaism, the principal focus of which is understanding Jesus within his Jewish context. Chilton is the author and editor of fifty books, including The Temple of Jesus, Pure Kingdom: Jesus\' Vision of God, the recent James the Just and Christian Origins, and the forthcoming Rabbi Jesus: An Intimate Biography. Chilton, who graduated from Bard College in 1971, received a master of divinity degreefrom General Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Cambridge University. He has taught at Yale University, the University of Münster in Germany, and St. John\'s College of Cambridge University and the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom.
Joseph Luders, visiting assistant professor of political studies, received a B.A. from Evergreen State College; and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research. From 1995 through 1998, he was a Mellon Fellow in the Special Project on Contentious Politics at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University. Luders has taught at Seton Hall University, Hunter College, and Eugene Lang College, and has given numerous presentations at professional conferences.
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