Ideas Matter — Boston Review
Spring 2013 Schedule
Wednesday, April 11, 7:00PM, MIT Wong Auditorium (in the Tang Center)
Tom Hayden, The Port Huron Statement
Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor and Professor of Linguistics at MIT (emeritus).
Topic -Revisiting Port Huron
The Port Huron Statement, this year celebrating its 50th anniversary, was the manifesto of Students for a Democratic Society and a foundational text of the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s. Tom Hayden, the statement’s primary author, will join Noam Chomsky, Boston Review, and the MIT Center for International Studies to consider the Statement five decades after its publication.
Tuesday, May 15, 4-5:30PM, Bartos Theater, MIT E15 Atrium level
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, author of Moving the Mountain
Professor John Bowen, author of the new Boston Review Book, Blaming Islam
Christopher Lydon, event moderator, host of Radio Open Source
Topic -Islam in America
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, author of Moving the Mountain, and Professor John Bowen, author of the new Boston Review Book Blaming Islam, join Boston Review and the MIT Political Science Department for a discussion of the state of Islam in the United States, moderated by Christopher Lydon
John Bowen is an anthropologist at Washington University in St. Louis. He has traveled the world, from Indonesia to France, exploring Islamic practice and the reception of Muslim immigrants in a wide variety of social contexts.
Feisal Abdul Rauf is a Sufi imam and founder of the Cordoba Initiative, which advocates improved understanding and trust between Muslim and non-Muslim Americans. He experienced the tensions of integration firsthand, at the center of the controversy over plans to build a cultural and community center near the World Trade Center site in Manhattan.
Christopher Lydon is the host of Radio Open Source, a conversation on arts, ideas and politics from Brown University's Watson Institute. Proto-blogger Dave Winer calls Chris Lydon "the original podcaster."