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Continuing Education for Teachers

 

History of Terrorism: An Overview
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $40
Registration deadline: June 6

Download registration form.

Terrorism has always been a part of human life, but few of us realize how far back it goes in history and the many forms it can take. In this class we will survey the history of terrorism throughout the world and American history to ask what lessons we can draw from our own times. Dr. Michael Reinhard will draw upon his extensive field research in Afghanistan to help us better understand contemporary terrorism and its relationship to other forms of political violence. We will also survey the methods that have been used to combat terrorism and examine the political and legal problems raised by the policies of the Bush and Obama administrations both domestically and internationally. Participants will also get lunch courtesy of Pizza Shack.

.5 CEU credit for participants is included in the cost of the workshop.

Checks for the workshop should be made payable to Millsaps College.

A school purchase order is also acceptable.

Contact Wanda Manor at 601-974-1133 or manorwl@millsaps.edu for more information.


One Place, One Time: Jackson, Mississippi, 1963
July 14-19, 2013, and July 21-26, 2013

National Endowment for the Humanities
Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop

This workshop is funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities and jointly sponsored by the Eudora Welty Foundation and Millsaps College. "One Place, One Time" will provide new ways of understanding the complex intersections of race and power, cultural change and resistance, institutions and individuals, and will further provide ways of making these intersections vivid for our students.

The workshop will focus upon Jackson, Mississippi, and will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the murder of Medgar Evers, a native Mississippian and NAACP field secretary. Evers's murder was a catalyst for racial change, and the local and national events that surrounded it captured the tensions and conflicts between the civil rights campaign and its detractors. In the summer 2013 workshop, we will be able to observe the struggle, the tragedy, the triumphs, and the legacy of an emblematic place and moment in American History.

For more information about the workshop, including cost and obtaining and application, please visit: http://eudorawelty.org/resources.

Contact: Kay Barksdale at barks.welty@gmail.com or 601-352-5584.