U.Va. Sets Teach-In on Issues Surrounding Recent Terror Incidents in Mumbai

December 02, 2008

December 2, 2008 — A teach-in on issues surrounding the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Newcomb Hall Art Gallery at the University of Virginia.

Faculty, students and members of the Charlottesville community are invited.

Faculty with expertise in areas related to South Asia, such as history, economics, literature and anthropology, as well as representatives of various religious communities and Pakistani and Indian expatriates living in the community, will discuss the tumultuous events of last week and the background and context in which they occurred.

The event is intended to educate, as well as to provide an opportunity for healing, according to one of the event organizers, Daniel S. Lefkowitz, chairman of U.Va.'s Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures.

"The event provides a forum to help people to understand the issues and the strong emotions that surround such incidents," he said.

The event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for International Programs, the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures and the International Studies Office.

For information, call Ashley Conklin at 434-924-3452.

— By Jane Ford