Robertson School of Government Newsletter
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Faculty Profile: Dean Eric Patterson - Amsterdam Bound
Student Profile: RSG COGS Senators - Juliana Melton & Tao Tang in Action
Juliana Melton and Tao Tang, RSG Senators with Regent University's Council of Graduate Students, began the semester with a plan in mind.
As COGS representatives, Melton and Tang work to provide a bridge between RSG students and Regent University administration by building community, supporting a quality academic environment and facilitating the interchange of ideas and interests for students.
From planning student events such as Dinner with the Dean or scheduling a Townhall meeting, Melton says, "As a COGS Senator, I am called to lead and serve my school well. We not only plan events, but we also advocate for the needs of our students." Tang agrees, "It is our role to be available to help students and bring suggestions and concerns to the school administration."
Reagan Symposium Addresses "A Time for Choosing"
On Friday, Feb. 7, Regent University's Robertson School of Government hosted the 9th Annual Reagan Symposium: "A Time for Choosing." Featuring a panel of seven experts, the event honored the 50th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's televised campaign speech given on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater in 1964.
Religion and Violence in the Middle East
Eric Patterson, Dean of the Robertson School of Government, provided a briefing on "Religion and Violence in the Middle East" for civilian government experts on the campus of Joint Reserve Base Anacostia-Bolling on January 30. Dr. Patterson's lecture focused on key themes regarding religion and violence that are found in his book Politics in a Religious World: Toward a Religiously-Literate U.S. Foreign Policy (2012). He observes, "despite all of the violence in Africa and the Middle East, it is historically about power, position, and wealth rather than about theology. The same is true about other so-called 'wars of religion:' nobody was killing over theology and scripture in Northern Ireland or Lebanon. First and foremost they were competing for primacy and scarce resources."
"Christian Views of Peace" Debate Sparks Conversation
Regent University's School of Divinity partnered with the Robertson School of Government (RSG) to host a dialogue, "Christian Views of Peace: Non-Violence vs. Just War," on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Moderated by Divinity dean, Dr. Amos Yong, RSG dean, Dr. Eric Patterson spoke from the just war position while guest lecturer, Dr. John Fairfield, a professor and research fellow for Eastern Mennonite University's Center for Interfaith Engagement, spoke from a non-violence perspective.
Ethics and Media in News Culture Conference
Regent University's School of Communication & the Arts and the Robertson School of Government are collaborating to present our first Ethics in Media and News Culture conference from Friday, March 21 to Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Regent University. We will have keynote speakers, including scholars and professionals. Our esteemed doyen of communication ethics, Dr. Clifford Christians, has agreed to serve as a keynote speaker. The conference will focus on the ethical responsibility of media sources that collaborate with self-proclaimed "whistleblowers" who leak classified information and will provide a forum for the sharing of ideas, presentation of research findings and discussion of professional issues relevant to media ethics.
Executive Leadership Series — James H. Morgan
Christian Leadership to Change the World
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