Rider University

Is Discrimination A Human Instinct?

February 7, 2019 at7:00 PM /Mercer Room

A Discussion on Division and Reconciliation

Rider University

Rider University | February 7, 2019

Is Discrimination A Human Instinct?

Lisa Bowens (Assistant Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary) and Nadia Ansary (Associate Prof. of Psychology, Rider)

February 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Mercer Room

Racial and ethnic discrimination is pervasive around the world and throughout history. Politics, economics and religion have been used to foster inequality as well as fight it. What can we learn from both recent events in the U.S. as well as American history to better understand the complexities of today and how to respond? This forum will feature two scholars who will share about post 911 discrimination against muslims and first hand accounts of 17th, 18th and 19th century slaves drawing insights to our current issues. Participants will share a meal and discuss their own experiences and the role of faith in understanding injustice as well as bringing healing and reconciliation.


Lisa Marie Bowens

Assistant Professor of New Testament

Princeton Theological Seminary

Nadia Ansary

Associate Professor of Psychology

Rider University