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Atkinson Lecture featuring Reza Aslan
Start Date: 2/9/2016Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 2/9/2016End Time: 9:00 PM

Event Description
Religious scholar and bestselling author Reza Aslan will deliver the spring Atkinson Lecture: “Holy Wars: Religion and Violence at Home and Abroad.”
During his talk at Willamette, Aslan will address the ideology fueling al-Qaida, the Taliban and other “holy warriors.” He’ll describe ways to manage, perhaps defeat, those who employ religious violence.
Aslan is the author of The New York Times’ bestseller, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,” international bestseller, “No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and the Future of Islam,” and “How to Win a Cosmic War.” His frequent media appearances garner millions of views as he challenges the audience to consider the “earthly grievances” Aslan argues are at the root of global conflict.
Location Information:
*WU Campus

*WU Campus - Smith Auditorium  (View Map)
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: 503-370-6300
Contact Information:
Name: Colleen Kawahara
Phone: (503) 370-6209
Admission / Ticket Info:
Online ticket sales are now closed; however, tickets will be available at the Smith Auditorium box office beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 9.

Willamette students, faculty and staff can reserve a free ticket and purchase up to four additional tickets for $5 each. Willamette alumni may purchase discounted tickets for $10, and general admission tickets will be available to the public for $20.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A book signing will follow the lecture.

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