Join us for an insightful and authoritative talk with Rafida Ahmed, Blogger/Writer and the widow of murdered Bangladeshi/US writer Dr. Avijit Roy.
Within the last year five Bangladeshis who have promoted rationalism and free thought, including authors, bloggers, and their publishers, have been brutally murdered for professing their views. Rafida Ahmed, herself savagely attacked as her husband was murdered, will reflect on issues associated with these murders within the wider context of history of free thinking and the recent rise of religious fundamentalism. She will discuss her unique perspective in conversation with Nigel Hughes, of UCR’s Department of Earth Sciences.
Sponsors: UCR Honors, John A and Betty C. Moore Science as a Way of Knowing, Center for Ideas and Society, Political Science and Department of Earth Sciences