Hot Potato continues with lecture on revolution in Middle East
Tuesday discussion also offers free baked potatoes to students.
Published: Friday, October 12, 2012
Updated: Friday, October 12, 2012 12:10
Hot Potato will return with “Revolution across the Islamic World: Our Friends or Foes?” by political science Professor Asslan Khaligh 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at Methodist Student Center.
During each Hot Potato series event, a speaker covers an often-controversial issue in remarks and participants join in a Q-and-A. Baked potatoes are served after each session.
Brenda Meneses, the Methodist student center’s administrative assistant, said the Rev. John Feagins, campus minister and center director, and political science Professor Dr. Asslan Khaligh coordinate potential speakers and stories for the semester through phone calls at least once in a week.
Meneses said students are invited to submit discussion ideas to Feagins or Khaligh for Hot Potato lectures.
“Any suggestion is welcome. We will write down the suggestions and see if we can get speakers to speak for the discussion,” she said.
Meneses also said that if speakers are not able to speak during the current semester, the speech might be scheduled for the next semester.
Khaligh said he prefers scheduling events later because his students generally attend them for extra credit later in the semester rather than the beginning, and that in the beginning of this semester Feagins was occupied with work at the UTSA center.
Lectures scheduled to be covered include: “Voter Suppression” by Dr. Paul Wilson, political science chair and professor, on Oct. 23, “Understanding Islam in the Modern Era” by Imam Ali Moshir Sadri on Oct. 30, “Mental Health Care” by Laura Slocum on Nov. 6, and “San Antonio College in Transition” by President Robert Zeigler Nov. 27.
For information about the center or the series, call Feagins at 210-733-1441 or view lectures at http://www.saumcm.org/San_Antonio_UMCM/Calendar.html.