The Inaugural Symposium will take place on Friday, October 26 at 3:30 p.m. in the Fred F. Silk Auditorium of Mitchell Hall. A reception immediately follows.
Speakers are Harold Heie, Ph.D., author of Learning to Listen; Ready to Talk: A Pilgrimage Toward Peacemaking and Betsy Morgan, Ph.D., Emmy Award winning documentary producer and professor emerita at Eastern University.
Harold Heie is a senior fellow at the Center for Christian Studies at Gordon College, where he served as founding director from 1994 to 2003. Heie has a BME degree from the Polytechnic University, an MSME from the University of Southern California, and an MA and Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University. Heie has co-authored (with David Wolfe) Slogans or Distinctives: Reforming Christian Education and co-edited The Reality of Christian Learning: Strategies for Faith-Discipline Integration and The Role of Religion in Politics and Society. He recently published Learning to Listen, Ready to Talk: A Pilgrimage Toward Peacemaking, and co-edited Mutual Treasure: Finding Better Ways for Christians and Culture to Converse.
Betsy Morgan, professor emerita of English at Eastern University, has worked extensively on gender and development issues, particularly in Latin America. She has written on the challenge of global poverty (Global Poverty and Personal Responsibility), and refugee resettlement issues (Going Home: Building Peace in El Salvador—The Story of Repatriation). She has produced documentary films for Public Television on repatriation in El Salvador ("El Salvador: Portraits in a Revolution") and a follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, winning a regional Emmy for the "Beyond Beijing: Women and Economic Justice." Her book, Aeroplane Mirrors: Personal and Political Reflexivity in Post- Colonial Women's Novels, was published as part of the Heinemann Press Studies in African Literature Series.