Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Wilson Chen 

Dr. Wilson Chen (literature)
was among a select group of scholars chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges and the Gilder Lehrman
Institute to take part in a seminar on "Slave Narratives" held at Yale
University in June 2015.

 

Upcoming Events

Oct
18
Presidential Election Series 2016: FOX News Political Analyst, Juan Williams
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM
Event Details

Presidential Election Series 2016: FOX News Political Analyst, Juan Williams

Date: October 18

Time: 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin Hall Auditorium

Event Sponsor: The Center for Civic Leadership

Event Sponsor: The Center for Civic Leadership

Contact: Jen Zingg    (630) 829-6460    jzingg@ben.edu

Event Description:

Juan Williams
Fox News contributor, best-selling author and Emmy-winning documentarian

Juan Williams is a regular panelist on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace,” the weekday political newscast “Special Report with Bret Baier,” and substitute host for “The O’Reilly Factor.” His views of American politics, diversity in the workplace and changing American demographics have made him a popular choice for debates and seminars.

Williams has interacted with many American political leaders, including presidents, members of Congress and justices of the Supreme Court. His debates with conservative politicians and talking heads such as Sean Hannity and Don Imus during the 2012 presidential election landed him a place in the political limelight.

He spent 23 years at The Washington Post as a political columnist and national correspondent and 10 years at NPR.

In 1988, Williams won an Emmy for his work on “Eyes on the Prize,” a PBS documentary about the civil rights movement. He is the author of seven books and has contributed articles to several national magazines, including Time, Fortune, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, Ebony and GQ.

Mar
9
Rukmini Callimachi
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM
Event Details

Rukmini Callimachi

Date: March 09

Time: 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin Hall Auditorium

Event Sponsor: The Center for Civic Leadership

Event Sponsor: The Center for Civic Leadership

Contact: Jen Zingg    (630) 829-6460    jzingg@ben.edu

Event Description:

Rukmini Callimachi
Award-winning journalist and foreign correspondent

As a foreign correspondent for The New York Times and The Associated Press, Rukmini Callimachi has covered 20 foreign countries and exposed the inner workings of terrorist organizations. Her George Polk Award-winning series, “Underwriting Jihad,” revealed that ransoms paid by European governments had become one of the main sources of financing for al-Qaida. Another series, “The Al-Qaida Papers,” uncovered internal procedures of the extremist organization, including their expense reporting process and correspondence from the man considered to be the general manager of the terrorist network.

Callimachi was born in Romania but fled with her mother and grandmother when she was 5 years old, ultimately immigrating to the United States. She began her reporting career as a freelancer for Time magazine, covering the Gujarat earthquake in 2001 before covering city hall at The Daily Herald from 2001-2003. She joined AP’s Portland bureau, and moved to New Orleans in 2006 to cover the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

She is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, winner of the Michael Kelly Award and the first journalist to win both the Hal Boyle Award and the Bob Considine Award in the same year.

Apr
27
Robert "Bob" Baer
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM
Event Details

Robert "Bob" Baer

Date: April 27

Time: 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin Hall Auditorium

Event Sponsor: The Center for Civic Leadership

Event Sponsor: The Center for Civic Leadership

Contact: Jen Zingg    (630) 829-6460    jzingg@ben.edu

May
13
Undergraduate Commencement Convocation
Main Campus in Lisle
Event Details

Undergraduate Commencement Convocation

Date: May 13

Time: All Day

Campus: Lisle

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