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Center for the Study of Democracy Events

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St. Mary's College of Maryland's Center for the Study of Democracy explores contemporary and historical issues by inviting government officials, journalists, and scholars to campus and area venues. This fall, the Center features talks on important national court cases, discussions of Maryland history, and a special symposium on Democracy, Rights and Development on Asia. All events are free and open to the public:

October 4 - Lecture

As part of the 325th anniversary of Middleham Chapel, the Rev. P. Kingsley Smith, Diocese of Maryland historiographer, and Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, author of The Maryland Designe, will talk about how history influences the church and community today. "Maryland's Religious Toleration: The Legends, the Myths, and Some Facts" will be held in The Great Hall at Middleham and St. Peter's Parish, 10210 H.G. Trueman Road, Lusby, at 3 p.m.

October 5 - Film
"Slum Dog Millionaire." Asian Film Series. Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Cole Cinema at the Campus Center, 8 p.m.

October 21-December 9 - Exhibition (reception and talk October 21) Artists Amze Emmons and Keiko Ishii Eckhardt will show works influenced by human migration and refugee camps in "Interrupted Lives: Human Migration in War and Peace." Boyden Galley at Montgomery Hall. A presentation by artists and political scientists opening night Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. will consider the causes and consequences of recent migrations in Asia. Co-sponsored by Boyden Gallery and
the Art and Art History Department.

October 23 - Forum
"Jerusalem Women Speak: Three Women, Three Faiths." A moving discussion of issues in Israel featuring three women of different faiths, Jewish, Christian and Muslim, all whom call Israel home. Sponsored with Partners for Peace and co-hosted by Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Daugherty-Palmer Commons, 10:40 a.m.

November 2 - Lecture
U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones III is this year's speaker for the annual Judge William O.E. Sterling Lecture in Law & Politics. In "Our Constitution's Intelligent Design," he'll ask, should we teach ‘intelligent design' in high school? Co-sponsored by the Biology Department. Daugherty-Palmer Commons, 7 p.m.

November 10 - Lecture
College of Southern Maryland professor and author Wayne Karlin talks about Wandering Souls of Viet Nam. Book signing following lecture. Part of the Asian Symposium on Democracy, Rights and Development supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Daugherty-Palmer Commons, 5:30 p.m.

November 13-14 - "Asian Perspectives on 21st-Century Issues"
A two-day free public symposium examines global issues of our century-human rights, democracy, women, development and the environment-from Chinese, Japanese, Buddhist, and Islamic thought. The goal is to study issues to learn from Asia, not just about Asia. Begins 7:30 p.m. Friday in Auerbach Auditorium at St. Mary's Hall with panelists Henry Rosemont, Brown University; Peter Hershock, East-West Center; Nelly van Doorn-Harder, Wake Forest University; and William LaFleur, University of Pennsylvania. Part of the Asian Studies Development Program of the East-West Center and the Asian Symposium on Democracy, Rights and Development supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Contact: 240-895-4276.