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Mellon Advancing Intercultural Studies Conference

March 7 & 8, 2019

An interdisciplinary exploration in the intersections of economic inequality, religious identity, contested histories and diversity in higher education


Day 1: Thursday, March 7

Location: CHASS INTS 1113

9:30 AM | Graduate Student Research

  • Kai Cheang (English)
  • Michaela Curran (Sociology)
  • Stephen Omar El-Khatib (Political Science)
  • Hassanah El-Yacoubi (Religious Studies)
  • Lawrence Lan (Ethnic Studies)
  • Josh Little (History)
  • Carly Maris (History)
  • Danielle Mireles (Education)
  • Evelyn Pruneda (Sociology)
  • Rabea Qamar (Education)
  • Yoon Ro (Economics)
  • Dylan Rohr (Political Science)
  • Kevin Sliwoski (Music)
  • Evan Suda (History)

5:00 PM | Keynote and Reception

Muhamad Ali (Religious Studies & Middle East and Islamic Studies Program, UCR)
Religious Difference and The Common Good

How and why have we become in some cases tolerant of religious difference and intolerant of it in other cases? How and why can we benefit from religious difference and work for the common good?


Location: Culver Center of the Arts

7:00 PM | Film Screening: Generation Wealth

Free Admission!
Lauren Greenfield’s postcard from the edge of the American Empire captures a portrait of a materialistic, workaholic, image-obsessed culture.  Simultaneously autobiographical and historical essay, the film bears witness to the global boom-bust economy, the corrupted American Dream, and the personal costs of late-stage capitalism, narcissism, and greed.


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All events free and open to the public.

Complimentary parking will be available in Lot #24.  View campus map.

Sponsored by the Center for Ideas and Society and a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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