The narrator of Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist may be unreliable as he tells his American experience before and after 9/11 with an unknown American dinner guest, but we wonder if he is any more unreliable than the voice inside all of us. We discuss the East/West conflict, the relationship between fundamentalism and nostalgia, the narrator’s reluctance and fundamentalism, the narrator’s love of America and Erica, as well as puzzle over the ending as we delve into this deep and short novel.
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The USC Price Athenian Society’s series, When Women Lead focused on women in law enforcement for the March 15, 2017 event. Taking advantage of the fact that Los Angeles County has 7 female police chiefs, The Athenian Society gathered over 350 law enforcement officers from the region to discuss the strong women in our community Breaking Barriers, Building Communities.
The USC Price School of Public Policy offered a timely and insightful discussion on the Paris massacre and its implications for the United States at a Jan. 21 event featuring noted homeland security expert Erroll Southers and Professor Raphael Bostic.
Highlights from the Bedrosian Center on Governance and CREATE Homeland Security Center Price Research Center Collaborative. Watch the full version here.
The Price Research Center Collaborative aims to foster critical discussion about both specific policy areas as well as the ways in which those policy areas are being implemented.
Dr. Erroll Southers, Director of Transition and Research Deployment at the Department of Homeland Security National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) talks with Dr. Bostic about extremism in Europe and in the Unites States. Dr. Southers’ career has spanned all levels of law enforcement and he currently holds roles within the international counterterrorism and national security arena.
On Thursday, January 22, Dr. Erroll Southers joined Dr. Raphael Bostic, Bedrosian Center Director, for a conversation about the Paris Massacre – the deadliest act of terrorism in France since 1961. Dr. Erroll Southers, Director of Transition and Research Deployment at the Department of Homeland Security National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism…
January 15, 2015 The events surrounding the Paris massacre have sparked an international debate on the right to free speech. While there is widespread consensus over the unspeakable tragedy of these events, reactions over the political implications have varied; free speech champions have lauded Charlie Hebdo for its brave stance, others have criticized its actions…
This morning we’re sharing a listen. Last week, Radiolab aired a show titled “60 Words.” They take a look at the 60-word Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) passed on September 14, 2001 after the terrorist attack on 9/11. The show is a bit of a departure from the standard science fair that they usually…