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Sep
20
Thu
Books and Bridges at WBW: Nathan Devir @ Weller Book Works
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm
Books and Bridges at WBW: Nathan Devir @ Weller Book Works |  |  |

It’s our next Books and Bridges event! On September 20, WBW welcomes Nathan Devir and his presentation “Strained Boundaries: Exclusivism versus Pluralism in the Literature of Chaim Potok”.

The award-winning novelist and rabbi Chaim Potok often referred to himself as a zwischenmensch (Yiddish: an “in-between person”) with respect to his own religious and social identity; and the characters that populate his novels also exhibit this same existential malaise. Finding Orthodox Judaism too restrictive, and secular American culture too permissive, they are unable to belong wholeheartedly to either milieu. This lecture by University of Utah Jewish Studies professor Nathan Devir will use Potok’s literary works to showcase what it means to be an “in-between person” in modern society, regardless of one’s particular faith group, especially when the loyalty to that group often proves difficult to reconcile with the freedom to explore one’s own personal spiritual and artistic visions allowed for in secular culture.

This event is organized by Books & Bridges — a community institute of ideas and conversation. Our mission is to facilitate discussion on the best of human thought. We explore the wisdoms of the world and apply them to modern life. We have no political, religious, or ideological affiliation. In a society divided by uncivil discourse, the beauty of the humanities—novels, history, philosophy, poetry, ethics, and epics—lifts us to our better angels. In our busy world we need space for friends and fellow learners to do a little more heart-to-heart and mind-to-mind.

Part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival

The Spleen: A Lean, Mean, Diving Machine! with Dr. Melissa Ilardo @ Green Pig Pub
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Spleen: A Lean, Mean, Diving Machine! with Dr. Melissa Ilardo @ Green Pig Pub  |  |  |

The Spleen: A lean, mean, diving machine!
What does the spleen do anyway? Turns out it plays a role in helping us in low oxygen situations, like freediving. Join us at 7pm on Sept. 20th at the Green Pig Pub when Dr. Melissa Ilardo tells us how the Bajau people of Southeast Asia evolved larger spleens because of their reliance on freediving. Free. 21+

Sep
21
Fri
Eagle Mountain Arts Con @ Black Ridge Elementary
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm
Eagle Mountain Arts Con @ Black Ridge Elementary |  |  |

The Eagle Mountain Writing Workshop began in 2015 and has grown each year. This year we expanded it into the Eagle Mountain Arts Con to help promote all different forms of art.

The Flaming Gnomes Chapter of the League of Utah Writers began last September and now they work in conjunction with the Eagle Mountain Arts Con to bring literary events to the community.

Your mission: Attend Eagle Mountain Arts Con. Learn. Produce. Publish

Sep
22
Sat
Kathy Kirkpatrick reads and signs AMERICAN POW CAMPS IN ARIZONA AND UTAH at WBW! @ Weller Book Works
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm
Kathy Kirkpatrick reads and signs AMERICAN POW CAMPS IN ARIZONA AND UTAH at WBW! @ Weller Book Works |  |  |

Join us as we welcome back Kathy Kirkpatrick for a reading and signing of her newest, AMERICAN PRISONER OF WAR CAMPS IN ARIZONA AND NEVADA!

AMERICAN PRISONER OF WAR CAMPS IN ARIZONA AND NEVADA describes the impact of the large number of prisoners of war on the populations of Arizona and Nevada, as well as the impact of the people of Arizona and Nevada on those imprisoned there. Providing detail on the care and employment of prisoners of war according to the Geneva Convention of 1929, the lives of POWs in these states are illustrated, along with the details of camp locations in Arizona and Nevada and the deaths and burials that occurred among them. Some prisoner names are included, as well as references to source materials at various repositories. Historical photographs serve to provide depth to the story.

KATHY KIRKPATRICK has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, and has authored Basic Genealogy, The Descendants of Timothy Meeker, Italian Prisoners of War in the Continental US on 31 March 1945, Prisoners of War in Utah During World War II, Sicily, American Prisoner of War Camps in Idaho and Utah, and Prisoner of War Camps Across America. She has delivered lectures on “WWII POWs in America,” “WWII Enemy Aliens in America,” and “Proving the Jewish Heritage of a Catholic Sicilian Family,” and provided research for Italian Emigrants, Italian Emigrants by Tina Bochicchio Woetzel, Sinatra, The Life by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, and II Giuramento by Dino Maurizio Parri.

The reading will be followed by a signing.

Part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival

Sep
25
Tue
Jason Heller in conversation with Tony Weller: STRANGE STARS: DAVID BOWIE, POP MUSIC, AND THE DECADE SCI-FI EXPLODED! UHBF @ Weller Book Works
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm
Jason Heller in conversation with Tony Weller: STRANGE STARS: DAVID BOWIE, POP MUSIC, AND THE DECADE SCI-FI EXPLODED! UHBF @ Weller Book Works |  |  |

On Tuesday, September 25, author Jason Heller will be here, in conversation with store owner and fellow 70’s musicophile Tony Weller, discussing his book STRANGE STARS: DAVID BOWIE, POP MUSIC, AND THE DECADE SCI-FI EXPLODED!

As the 1960s drew to a close, and mankind trained its telescopes on other worlds, old conventions gave way to a new kind of hedonistic freedom that celebrated sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. Derided as nerdy or dismissed as fluff, science fiction rarely gets credit for its catalyzing effect on this revolution.
In Strange Stars, Jason Heller recasts sci-fi and pop music as parallel cultural forces that depended on one another to expand the horizons of books, music, and out-of-this-world imagery.

In doing so, he presents a whole generation of revered musicians as the sci-fi-obsessed conjurers they really were: from Sun Ra lecturing on the black man in the cosmos, to Pink Floyd jamming live over the broadcast of the Apollo 11 moon landing; from a wave of Star Wars disco chart toppers and synthesiser-wielding post-punks, to Jimi Hendrix distilling the “purplish haze” he discovered in a pulp novel into psychedelic song. Of course, the whole scene was led by David Bowie, who hid in the balcony of a movie theater to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey, and came out a changed man…

If today’s culture of Comic Con fanatics, superhero blockbusters, and classic sci-fi reboots has us thinking that the nerds have won at last, Strange Stars brings to life an era of unparalleled and unearthly creativity—in magazines, novels, films, records, and concerts—to point out that the nerds have been winning all along.

Jason Heller is a Hugo Award-winning writer whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and the Atlantic Monthly, among other publications. His latest novel is Taft 2012. He lives in Denver.

Join us for this flashback conversation, to be followed by a signing!

Part of the Utah Humanties Book Festival.

Jason Heller in conversation with Tony Weller: STRANGE STARS: DAVID BOWIE, POP MUSIC, AND THE DECADE SCI-FI EXPLODED! UHBF @ Weller Book Works
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm
Jason Heller in conversation with Tony Weller: STRANGE STARS: DAVID BOWIE, POP MUSIC, AND THE DECADE SCI-FI EXPLODED! UHBF @ Weller Book Works |  |  |

On Tuesday, September 25, author Jason Heller will be here, in conversation with store owner and fellow 70’s musicophile Tony Weller, discussing his book STRANGE STARS: DAVID BOWIE, POP MUSIC, AND THE DECADE SCI-FI EXPLODED!

As the 1960s drew to a close, and mankind trained its telescopes on other worlds, old conventions gave way to a new kind of hedonistic freedom that celebrated sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. Derided as nerdy or dismissed as fluff, science fiction rarely gets credit for its catalyzing effect on this revolution.
In Strange Stars, Jason Heller recasts sci-fi and pop music as parallel cultural forces that depended on one another to expand the horizons of books, music, and out-of-this-world imagery.

In doing so, he presents a whole generation of revered musicians as the sci-fi-obsessed conjurers they really were: from Sun Ra lecturing on the black man in the cosmos, to Pink Floyd jamming live over the broadcast of the Apollo 11 moon landing; from a wave of Star Wars disco chart toppers and synthesiser-wielding post-punks, to Jimi Hendrix distilling the “purplish haze” he discovered in a pulp novel into psychedelic song. Of course, the whole scene was led by David Bowie, who hid in the balcony of a movie theater to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey, and came out a changed man…

If today’s culture of Comic Con fanatics, superhero blockbusters, and classic sci-fi reboots has us thinking that the nerds have won at last, Strange Stars brings to life an era of unparalleled and unearthly creativity—in magazines, novels, films, records, and concerts—to point out that the nerds have been winning all along.

Jason Heller is a Hugo Award-winning writer whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and the Atlantic Monthly, among other publications. His latest novel is Taft 2012. He lives in Denver.

Join us for this flashback conversation, to be followed by a signing!

Part of the Utah Humanties Book Festival.

Sep
26
Wed
The Future of Conservation in America: A Chart for Rough Water @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Sep 26 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
The Future of Conservation in America: A Chart for Rough Water @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law |  |  |

This is a turbulent time for the conservation of America’s natural and cultural heritage. From the current assaults on environmental protection to the threats of climate change, biodiversity loss, and disparity of environmental justice, the challenges facing the conservation movement are both immediate and long term. In this time of uncertainty, we need a clear and compelling guide for the future of conservation in America; a declaration to inspire the next generation of conservation leaders. This is that guide—what the authors describe as “a chart for rough water.” Written by the first scientist appointed as science advisor to the director of the National Park Service and the eighteenth director of the National Park Service, this is a candid, passionate, and ultimately hopeful book. The authors describe a unified vision of conservation that binds nature protection, historical preservation, sustainability, public health, civil rights and social justice, and science into common cause—and offer real-world strategies for progress. To be read, pondered, debated, and often revisited, The Future of Conservation in America is destined to be a touchstone for the conservation movement in the decades ahead.

Sep
27
Thu
Deeton Charles reads and signs MEMOIRS OF A FALLEN ANGEL at WBW! @ Weller Book Works
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm
Deeton Charles reads and signs MEMOIRS OF A FALLEN ANGEL at WBW! @ Weller Book Works |  |  |

On September 27, WBW hosts a reading and signing with Deeton Charles and MEMOIRS OF A FALLEN ANGEL!

Angela is one of 10 daughters of two fallen Angels who came to Earth to keep a war from erupting in Heaven over a forbidden affair. Her tribe comes in contact accidentally with Adam and Eve’s tribe of eight sons. Hidden secrets come to light regarding the Angel clan and Angela fights to save her family from an evil that seeks to control Earth and all its inhabitants. Angela is asked by God to complete a mission that is crucial to the salvation of Humanity and bring back the balance that was lost when the Angel war erupted on Earth. She must find Cain, for he alone has the power to restore free will and agency on the suffering planet. But Cain has fallen in with the legion of the damned and is aiding them in their war against the Rainbow tribe of human Angels. Angela must overcome vampires, demons, fallen angels, and evil humans to restore the balance among the seven tribes of humanity, as well as the five original human clans, who now have blended with the Angel tribe and carry unique abilities. This provocative theory crosses Christianity and Paganism exploring a story that throws light upon many legendary myths, folklores, Superstitions and beliefs regarding Angels, Demons, Vampires, Shape-shifters, Werewolves, Witches, Fortune Tellers, Psychics, Mind Readers, Gods, Goddesses, Mother Earth, and the missing link, Heaven and Hell. Memoirs of a Fallen Angel is a thought provoking and engaging theory about the Human Origins on Earth.

Deeton Charles has been creative writing since she was a young child. Participating in her Junior High Newspaper and Journalism staff, as well as writing for talent shows, and literary contests while growing up. Deeton has used her talent for written expression to reach out and bring light upon current events, human issues, and awareness of diversity, mental illness, abuse, addiction, disabilities, and the overall human condition. She has used her abilities to promote unity, solidarity, compassion, and humanity to the masses. Deeton is lover of all Creation she is culturally diverse and has spent many years assisting with the healing of humanity, as well as Earth and its inhabitants. She has spent most of her adult life as a Horticulturist, designing gardens, landscapes, and floral arrangements. She has also been successful as a performing artist, singer, and model. Showing that no matter your age, size, shape, or choice of self expression that you can make your dreams flourish and accomplish your goals. She has a flair for life, and hunger for knowledge, this Novel is her first publication and was inspired by her desire to empower and unite humanity. By finding a way to tell a story that encompasses many cultural myths, religions, and beliefs, she hopes to bring people together from all walks of life for one exciting experience.

Sep
29
Sat
Brenda Stanley reads and signs THE TREASURE OF CEDAR CREEK. Part of UHBF @ Weller Book Works
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm
Brenda Stanley reads and signs THE TREASURE OF CEDAR CREEK. Part of UHBF @ Weller Book Works |  |  |

Join us on September 29 at 2 PM as we welcome Brenda Stanley for a reading and signing of her book, The Treasure of Cedar Creek!

In 1896, the isolated and vast state of Idaho is a haven for the polygamous splinter group called The Kingdom of Glory, which is hiding more than their outlawed practice of plural marriage.

At the compound called Cedar Creek, the prophet is hoping to increase his congregation, even if that means marrying off girls to men decades older. When Peri, who escaped the compound years earlier, returns to help rescue Grace, a girl betrothed to the prophet himself, she ends up also saving her own sister Emma. As the three women make a frantic and deadly escape from the compound, they take with them both the newborn heir to the church, and their dead mother’s cryptic journal to the prophet’s hidden treasure. Along their journey, the women realize to truly be free they must face what holds them captive, even if those answers are more horrifying than they ever imagined.

Brenda Stanley has been a television news anchor and reporter for over twenty-five years. She has been recognized for her writing and reporting by the Scripps Howard Foundation, the Hearst Journalism Awards, The Idaho Press Club and the Society for Professional Journalists. She is the mother of five grown children, including two sets of twins, and seven grandchildren. She lives on a small ranch in Blackfoot, Idaho with her husband, Dave who is a veterinarian.

Part of Utah Humanities Book Festival.

Oct
3
Wed
James A. McLaughlin reads and signs BEARSKIN! Part of UHBF @ Weller Book Works
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm
James A. McLaughlin reads and signs BEARSKIN! Part of UHBF @ Weller Book Works |  |  |

Join us on October 3 as we welcome James A. McLaughlin to the store for a reading and signing of BEARSKIN.

Rice Moore is just beginning to think his troubles are behind him. He’s found a job protecting a remote forest preserve in Virginian Appalachia where his main responsibilities include tracking wildlife and refurbishing cabins. It’s hard work, and totally solitary—perfect to hide away from the Mexican drug cartels he betrayed back in Arizona. But when Rice finds the carcass of a bear killed on the grounds, the quiet solitude he’s so desperately sought is suddenly at risk.

More bears are killed on the preserve and Rice’s obsession with catching the poachers escalates, leading to hostile altercations with the locals and attention from both the law and Rice’s employers. Partnering with his predecessor, a scientist who hopes to continue her research on the preserve, Rice puts into motion a plan that could expose the poachers but risks revealing his own whereabouts to the dangerous people he was running from in the first place.

James McLaughlin expertly brings the beauty and danger of Appalachia to life. The result is an elemental, slow burn of a novel—one that will haunt you long after you turn the final page.

ames A. McLaughlin is a native of Virginia who lives in the Wasatch Range east of Salt Lake City, Utah. He holds law and MFA degrees from the University of Virginia.

His essays and fiction have appeared in River Teeth, Camas, Portland Review, Clackamas Literary Review, and elsewhere. His essay “¡No Pasaran! Rage and ORVs” was chosen as a Notable Essay of 2003 in The Best American Essays, 2004. His novella “Bearskin” appeared Summer 2008 in The Missouri Review and won the 2009 William Peden Prize in fiction. His novel Bearskin was published by Ecco/HarperCollins in June 2018. He’s currently working on two novels related to Bearskin and set in Virginia and the American Southwest.

Part of Utah Humanities Book Festival!

Oct
4
Thu
Books and Bridges: Mark Matheson. Part of UHBF @ Weller Book Works
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm
Books and Bridges: Mark Matheson. Part of UHBF @ Weller Book Works |  |  |

On October 4th, Books and Bridges presents Mark Matheson and “Dramatic Proposals: Women Characters and ‘The Question’ in Shakespeare’s Plays.”

Mark Matheson, Professor of English at the University of Utah, will lead a lecture and discussion on the proposals of marriage in Love’s Labor’s Lost, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado about Nothing, and The Winter’s Tale. Throughout his work, Shakespeare represents such proposals in a surprising variety of ways. But whatever form they take, these proposals are sensitive dramatic moments that enable us to explore both the politics of a given play’s society and the independence of the women characters involved. Dr. Matheson has taught English at the University of Utah for over twenty years. He received his M.A. from the University of Utah and his Doctorate from the University of Oxford. Professor Matheson travels to London with his students where he teaches seminars on British Literature. He also serves as the Director of the University of Utah-based Tanner Lectures on Human Values. He continues to teach and greatly enjoys advocating for students’ educational interests through The MUSE Project.

This event is organized by Books & Bridges — a community institute of ideas and conversation. Our mission is to facilitate discussion on the best of human thought. We explore the wisdoms of the world and apply them to modern life. We have no political, religious or ideological affiliation. In a society divided by uncivil discourse, the beauty of the humanities—novels, history, philosophy, poetry, ethics and epics—lifts us to our better angels. In our busy world we need space for friends and fellow learners to do a little more heart-to-heart and mind-to-mind.

Part of Utah Humanities Book Festival.

Oct
5
Fri
Julia Corbett reads and signs OUT OF THE WOODS: SEEING NATURE IN THE EVERYDAY! Part of UHBF @ Weller Book Works
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm
Julia Corbett reads and signs OUT OF THE WOODS: SEEING NATURE IN THE EVERYDAY! Part of UHBF @ Weller Book Works |  |  |

Please join us on October 5th as we welcome Julia Corbett for a reading and signing of OUT OF THE WOODS: SEEING NATURE IN THE EVERYDAY!

Have you ever wondered about society’s desire to cultivate the perfect lawn, why we view some animals as “good” and some as “bad,” or even thought about the bits of nature inside everyday items—toothbrushes, cell phones, and coffee mugs? In this fresh and introspective collection of essays, Julia Corbett examines nature in our lives with all of its ironies and contradictions by seamlessly integrating personal narratives with morsels of highly digestible science and research. Each story delves into an overlooked aspect of our relationship with nature—insects, garbage, backyards, noise, open doors, animals, and language—and how we cover our tracks.

With a keen sense of irony and humor and an awareness of the miraculous in the mundane, Corbett recognizes the contradictions of contemporary life. She confronts the owner of a high-end market who insists on keeping his doors open in all temperatures, and takes us on a trip to a new mall with a replica of a trout stream that once flowed nearby. The phrase “out of the woods” guides us through layers of meaning to a contemplation of grief, remembrance, and resilience.

OUT OF THE WOODS leads to surprising insights into the products, practices, and phrases we take for granted in our everyday encounters with nature and encourages us all to consider how we might revalue or reimagine our relationships with nature in our everyday lives.

Julia Corbett is a professor in the Department of Communication and the Environmental Humanities Graduate Program at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She authored one of the first texts in environmental communication, Communicating Nature: How We Create and Understand Environmental Messages. Her second book, Seven Summers: A Naturalist Homesteads in the Modern West, “enacts the insights of feminist nature criticism” in a memoir about a small cabin in a wild place in a twenty-first-century landscape under acute pressure; it was short-listed for the Reading the West Award. Her environmental nonfiction essays have been published in venues such as Orion, High Country News, and Camas. Before receiving her MA and PhD at the University of Minnesota in 1994, she was a newspaper reporter, a park ranger, a naturalist, a natural resources information officer, and a deputy press secretary. She summers in the mountains of western Wyoming in her cabin. For more information, visit juliacorbett.net.

Part of Utah Humanities Book Festival!

Oct
6
Sat
Steve Patrick reads and signs A WHOLE OF THE WHOLE. Part of UHBF @ Weller Book Works
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm
Steve Patrick reads and signs A WHOLE OF THE WHOLE. Part of UHBF @ Weller Book Works |  |  |

Join us Saturday, October 6, at 2 PM or a reading and signing with Steve Patrick and A WHOLE OF THE WHOLE!

Have you ever considered what a word actually is? What would happen if you didn’t take words as seriously? What if you realized they aren’t suitable for the heaviness they so often convey? What if you began to view words as mere tools, highly limited, highly misunderstood, and frequently misused?

Steve Patrick was lost in words until he discovered they are not the truth tellers he took them to be. The stream of words passing through his mind caused stress and constriction that almost constantly lurked beneath my happy self. Though he was hardly aware of it, this underground torment generated negativity for him and those around him through judgment, criticism, and all kinds of comparison.

In the process of forming any single word, most of reality is left out. Words exclude in order to become shortcuts for naming. They are only arrows that point toward reality but don t represent it. For Steve Patrick, experiencing reality firsthand, and directly, brings a joy of living and gratitude for life never imagined before he opened up to it.

Steve Patrick discusses these and other ideas, followed by a signing.

Part of Utah Humanities Book Festival.

Oct
8
Mon
Susan Purvis reading and signing for GO FIND: MY JOURNEY TO FIND THE LOST – AND MYSELF. Part of UHBF @ Weller Book Works
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm
Susan Purvis reading and signing for GO FIND: MY JOURNEY TO FIND THE LOST - AND MYSELF. Part of UHBF @ Weller Book Works |  |  |

Please join us on October 8th for an evening with Susan Purvis as she reads and signs GO FIND: MY JOURNEY TO FIND THE LOST – AND MYSELF! Part of Utah Humanities Book Festival!

Accompanied by her rebellious black Lab, Tasha, maverick Susan Purvis navigates her way through both deep snow and challenging relationships to find passion and purpose as she and Tasha learn to save lives in the Colorado mountains.

Somewhere between hunting for gold in Latin America as a geologist and marriage to a new husband, 33-year-old Susan Purvis loses her way.

Susan comes to believe that a puppy and working on ski patrol at the last great ski town in Colorado will improve her life. When she learns about avalanches that bury people without warning, she challenges herself: “What if I teach a dog to save lives?” This quest propels her to train the best possible search dog, vowing to never leave anyone behind.

With no clue how to care for a houseplant, let alone a dog, she chooses five-week-old Labrador retriever, Tasha. With the face of a baby bear and the temperament of an NFL linebacker, Tasha constantly tests Susan’s determination to transform her into a rescue dog. Susan and Tasha jockey for alpha position as they pursue certification in avalanche, water, and wilderness recovery. Susan eventually learns to truly communicate with Tasha by seeing the world through her dog’s nose.

As the first female team in a male-dominated search and rescue community, they face resistance at every turn. They won’t get paid even a bag of kibble for their efforts, yet they launch dozens of missions to rescue the missing or recover the remains of victims of nature and crime.

Training with Tasha in the field to find, recover and rescue the lost became Susan’s passion. But it was also her circumstance—she was in many ways as lost as anyone she ever pulled out of an avalanche or found huddled in the woods. “Lostness” doesn’t only apply to losing the trail. People can get lost in a relationship, a business or a life. Susan was convinced that only happened to other people until Tasha and a life in the mountains taught her otherwise.

Susan Purvis is a Lead Instructor with Wilderness Medical Associates and the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE). She is a professional member of the American Avalanche Association (AAA), the Explorers Club, and a Wilderness Medical Society member. Since 1998, Susan has owned and operated Crested Butte Outdoors International, based in Whitefish, Montana (www.cboutdoors.com). Her mission is to teach students how to think critically in unconventional settings.

Stopping the Next World War @ Jewett Arts Center, Westminster College-SLC
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Stopping the Next World War @ Jewett Arts Center, Westminster College-SLC |  |  |

Join UCCD to hear how non-state actors like ISIS and state-sponsored rogue regimes are using social media and digital outreach to attack our society and push would-be extremists to the edge? Is there a solution to detect this kind of content and kill it before it kills us? Social media has dominated the discourse of recent events, from Russia to Iran and the Middle East – yet the roles of social media in these events and the use of the dark web, hacking, and digital attacks are still largely misunderstood. Identifying key trends, Dr. Haroon Ullah posits what a proper understanding of social media can teach us about regional and international politics and diplomacy.

Click here for Dr. Haroon Ullah’s personal bio

FAQs

Does this lecture cost money?

The World Affairs Lecture Series is free and open to the public. However, registration is required.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

While all ages are welcome to attend, due to the content of the lecture, we recommend ages 12+.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free parking is available on Westminster College campus after 5:00 p.m. A parking permit is not required. Click here to view the campus map. (This lecture is held in building #18. For optimal parking, we suggest parking lot B.)

Will refreshments be available before the lecture?

UCCD invites the public to attend a small meet and greet reception with the guest lecturer at 6:00 pm; The lecture begins at 7:00 pm. We serve tiny savory and sweet bites, as well as water and other libations. However, we are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions. Food and beverages are not allowed in the lecture halls.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For all other additional questions, please contact Deeanna Price at dprice@utahdiplomacy.org | 801.832.3276 | utahdiplomacy.org