Monthly forum - featuring Chris McDougal of SCCC
The Friday, March 5, 2009 forum at the Library will feature Prof. Chris McDougal of Suffolk Community College who will talk about "The Fundamental Causes of Terrorism."
Chris will be showing a talk given by Professor Emeritus Noam Chomsky, of MIT, a few days after 9/11, describing the root causes of terrorism, survey data on international opinion of U.S. foreign policy, and proposals that can make us safe from terrorism. After watching the film, Chris McDougal will lead a discussion with the intention of critically analyzing what Chomsky says in the presentation before the MIT community, and will bring to bear on the discussion the most current information from my field of sociology as a full-time faculty member at Suffolk County Community College.
An Atlanta native, Chris graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University with a B.A. in sociology and a minor in philosophy. After receving his M.A. in sociology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham's medical sociology Ph.D. program, he has gone on to gain extensive college teaching experience. In 2005, he was included in the 9th edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers (awarded to 5% of America's teachers) for his work at Bevill State Community College in suburban Birmingham. Chris' research interests include the role of social factors in depression and the relationship between body image and sexual risk-taking. Chris is now an instructor at Suffolk County Community College and is continuing work on his doctoral dissertation. Outside of work and school, he participates in a variety of social justice causes, and in 1997, he was awarded the Dixie Jokinen Student Activist Award, 1st place, from the Freedom from Religion Foundation for his work on behalf of separation of church and state.
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