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Executive Director of Ashland Center for Nonviolence Publishes Book

Executive Director of Ashland Center for Nonviolence Publishes Book

Dr. Craig Hovey, associate professor of religion at Ashland University and executive director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, has published "Sports and Violence: History, Theory, and Practice," a collection of essays from the 2016 Ashland Center for Nonviolence Conference on the same theme.

The book can be purchased from the Ashland University Bookstore or from the publisher's website for the book at http://www.cambridgescholars.com/sports-and-violence. Hovey, along with Myles Werntz and John B. White served as editors of the new book.

Ashland University College Republicans to Host Event with Matt Miller

The Ashland University College Republicans will be hosting an event with Matt Miller, who is running for mayor of Ashland. The event, which is set for Thursday, March 16, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium, is free and open to the public.

Miller will be describing his views on the importance of local government and his career as someone politically involved from a young age, and will be taking questions following his talk.

AU Students Win Outstanding Delegation Award at Model Arab League Competition

AU Students Win Outstanding Delegation Award at Model Arab League Competition

Ashland University’s Model Arab League team won first place at this year’s Ohio Valley competition held at Miami University. In addition, AU students Jackson Yenor, Rick Platt, Josh Frey, Tyler MacQueen, Joey Barretta and Naomi Sims won individual “outstanding delegate” awards, and Sophia Leddy won a “distinguished chair” award.

Model Arab League, similar to its bigger sister Model UN, recreates a summit meeting of an international organization, in this case the Arab League. Each university team is assigned one country and represents its interests on five different councils, ranging from defense to economic affairs. The aim in each council is to write a resolution in response to a pre-set agenda on which all countries agree, which, however, should also reflect one’s own interests.

Ashland University to Host Debate on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Ashland University to Host Debate on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Alexander Hamilton Society at Ashland University will be hosting a debate centered on the future of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall located in the Schar College of Education building on the Ashland University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

For the debate, the group will be hosting Dr. John Quigley of Ohio State Law School and Dr. Michael Singh of the Washington Institute. These two individuals will represent each side of the issue and will certainly provide new and interesting insight on the topic.

Ashbrook Colloquium to Address ‘Political Economy and the Free and Virtuous Society’

The Rev. Robert A. Sirico, president of the Acton Institute, will speak on the topic of “Political Economy and the Free and Virtuous Society” at an Ashbrook Center Colloquium on Friday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, located on the eighth floor of the Library on the Ashland University campus.

The colloquium is free and open to the public. For more information, call 419.289.5430 or cclever@ashbrook.org.

Ashbrook Colloquium to Address ‘America’s Role in the World’

Ashbrook Colloquium to Address ‘America’s Role in the World’

Rebeccah Heinrichs, who provides research and commentary on a range of national security issues and specializes in nuclear deterrence, missile defense and counter-proliferation, will speak on the topic of “What is America’s Role in the World?” at an Ashbrook Center Colloquium on Friday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, located on the eighth floor of the Library on the Ashland University campus.

The colloquium is free and open to the public. For more information, call 419.289.5411 or info@ashbrook.org.

AU Student Organization to Host Debate on Fighting Terrorism

AU Student Organization to Host Debate on Fighting Terrorism

Ashland University’s Alexander Hamilton Society and the Institute for Humane Studies will host a debate titled “What is the best way to Fight Terrorism?” The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall located in the Dwight Schar College of Education on the AU campus.

According to those organizing the event, this question is pertinent to the next administration and the future of the country. There will be multiple perspectives offered at the debate, including those from a libertarian, a moderate and an interventionist, and these perspectives will be represented by Dr. Will Ruger, Dr. Michael Rubin and Dr. Tom Nichols, respectively.

AU Political Science Professor Featured on WOIO Cleveland 19 News Election Coverage

AU Political Science Professor to be Featured on WOIO Cleveland 19 News Election Coverage

Ashland University Professor of Political Science Dr. Jeffrey Sikkenga was a featured guest on WOIO Cleveland 19 news pre- and post-election coverage on Nov. 8 and Nov. 9. Sikkenga shared his insights on regional ballot issues and hot button topics such as the city income tax increase and offered observations on trending election results throughout election night. He also shared his thoughts in the studio the day afer the election.

Ashbrook Colloquium to Feature University of Virginia Professor of Politics

Ashbrook Colloquium to Feature University of Virginia Professor of Politics

Dr. James Ceaser, professor of politics at the University of Virginia and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, will speak on the topic of “The 2016 Election: The Best Outcome to the Worst Choice?” at the Ashbrook Center Colloquium on Friday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, located on the eighth floor of the Library on the Ashland University campus.

In a summary, Ceaser says, “Opinion surveys show the majority of Americans to be deeply dissatisfied with both of the major candidates. In unprecedented numbers voters are casting their ballots on the basis of the lesser of two evils. Observers from across the political spectrum have called the 2016 presidential election the worst choice ever. This talk will explore whether American voters, faced with this most unfavorable circumstance, managed to secure the best outcome possible.”

Ashbrook Colloquium to Feature Senior Fellow of the Ashbrook Center

Ashbrook Colloquium to Feature Senior Fellow of the Ashbrook Center

Dr. David Tucker, a senior fellow at the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, will speak on the topic of “What is the Best Way to Deal with ISIS, al Queda and Similar Organizations?” at the Ashbrook Center Colloquium on Friday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, located on the eighth floor of the Library on the Ashland University campus.

Tucker will discuss the emergence of violent Islamic resistance and strategies for dealing with it using the analysis in his new book, Revolution and Resistance: Moral Revolution, Military Might, and the End of Empire (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016).

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