Dates Changes for Ashland University Symposium Against Global Indifference Event

10/4/11 ASHLAND, OH -- Bridget Moix's lecture, "Peace is Possible: Shifting from War Making to War Prevention'' is now scheduled for Monday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. The program was previously scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18. The location remains unchanged and will be held in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Schar College of Education.

Moix leads the Peaceful Prevention of Deadly Conflict program, focusing on building U.S. diplomatic and development capacities to better prevent war and supporting international peace building through the United Nations. In this presentation, co-sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, Moix will share approaches to help prevent and mitigate violence in specific countries.

The College of Arts and Sciences at Ashland University inaugurated the Symposium Against Indifference in 2003 as a biennial series of events and lectures dedicated to overcoming apathy in the face of human concerns by raising awareness and promoting compassionate engagement. The Symposium seeks to challenge the University community - as well as the wider Ashland community - toward a deeper understanding of difficult affairs and toward creative personal and corporate responses.

Other upcoming events in the Symposium Against Global Indifference include: "South African     Pentecostalism and the Gendered Politics of HIV Prevention" by Katharine Attanasi on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ridenour Room, Dauch College of Business & Economics; "The Age of Stupid" (a panel discussion following a film screening) on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.; and "Of Gods and Men" on Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. Both films will be shown in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium.

For more information about this event and the others in the Symposium, visit http://www.ashland.edu/students/colleges/college-arts-sciences/events/against-indifference.

Ashland University (www.ashland.edu<http://www.ashland.edu>) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.