The Bloomington Faculty Council is hosting a campus-community forum Thursday, Feb 23, from 4–6 pm in Presidents Hall, Franklin Hall. The forum, “Our Community in Today’s Political Context: Facts, Fears, and Responses,” will open with:
- Asaad Al-Saleh, assistant professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Culture, on the effect of the Jan. 27 executive order on students and scholars
- John Hamilton, mayor, on the city of Bloomington’s response to the current political climate
- Dawn Johnsen, Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law, Maurer School of Law, on executive orders and presidential power
- Adam Reneker, president, Graduate and Professional Student Government and Sara Zaheer, president, IU Student Association, on student reactions and concerns
- Lauren Robel, provost and executive vice president, on IU Bloomington’s response to the Jan 27 executive order and other recent political developments
Bloomington Faculty Council President Rebecca Spang will open the event with brief remarks, will introduce the speakers, and will chair the open discussion that follows. Spang sent an invitation to the event last week and a reminder Wednesday, Feb 24. Organizers hope the event can be the start of an on-going discussion.
Those who cannot attend and/or wish to submit a question to Provost Robel, Mayor Hamilton, or BFC President Spang prior to the event should email Rebecca Spang email@example.com or tweet to @bfcpres.
The event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, the Office of the Mayor/City of Bloomington, the IU Student Association, the IU Graduate and Professional Student Government, and IU’s American Association of University Professors.