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Lubar Institute Newsletter

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Vol 2, Issue 2 • December 2011
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Book CoverBreaking down barriers
As time inevitably ushers in the autumn season and the colors of the leaves proliferate, so does our work at the Lubar Institute. As the Graduate Fellow at LISAR this fall, I took an active role in coordinating the visit of our Thering Fellow, the inspiring James Carroll, in October. I also spent time fielding many requests to speak about spirituality, community-building and topics related to the Abrahamic faiths. But most of all, I devoted much time to recruiting participants for and leading two of the Institute’s signature programs – the Community Forum and the Courage Project. ... (continued)


Professor Charles CohenFrom the Director
In late October I participated in the Ninth Annual Conference sponsored by the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID). The Conference attracted figures from around the world ... (continued)



Lamin MannehLISAR Fellows Voice
Lamin Manneh, LISAR Undergraduate Fellow, 2011-12
My home is a tiny country on the west coast of Africa called The Gambia. Its many beaches make it a perfect spot for relaxation and keeps its people smiling, giving it the nickname, “The Smiling Coast of Africa...” (continued)


LISAR symbolSupporting the LISAR mission
December is the time when many of us make decisions regarding year-end charitable gifts. And there is no question there are many wonderful programs and valuable research on the UW-Madison campus alone that warrant donor support ... (continued)