Temple Israel of Manchester visiting scholars event to focus on history and morality of U.S. refugee policy

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MANCHESTER, NH – Temple Israel of Manchester will host its inaugural annual Visiting Scholar Event, entitled “Understanding the History and Morality of U.S. Refugee Policy,” on Sunday, November 4. The free public event seeks to engage the community in discussions about timely issues and shared values.

“This is the first of a one-of-a-kind annual event that will bring distinguished experts to New Hampshire to engage the entire community in considering timely issues through the lens of shared Jewish and American values,” said Steve Saulten, President of Temple Israel.

The event brings to Manchester a world-renowned expert on U.S. refugee policy, Smith College Professor Peter I. Rose. Joining Professor Rose will be Lauren Herman, a civil rights lawyer and Harvard Public Service Venture Fund Fellow, and Manchester resident Arnold Mikolo of Welcoming Manchester and Stay Work Play’s 2016 New Hampshire Civic Leader of the Year.

Community leader Stephen Reno, Executive Director of Leadership New Hampshire and former chancellor of the University System of New Hampshire, will moderate. Reno noted that, “Few issues speak more urgently than this to our shared values and history as Americans.”

The event is open to the public and free of charge, but reservations are required by November 1. For more information about the speakers and to reserve complimentary tickets, visit http://bit.ly/visitingscholars2018.

WHAT:           Understanding the History and Morality of U.S. Refugee Policy

WHEN:           Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 2 p.m., followed by a reception at 4 p.m.

WHERE:         Temple Israel, 66 Salmon Street Manchester, NH  

SCHOLARS: Temple Israel of Manchester’s Visiting Scholars 2018 event features social scientist and author Peter I. Rose PhD, a Sophia Smith Professor Emeritus and Senior Fellow of the Kahn Institute at Smith College and visiting scholar at the Institute of Research in Social Science at Stanford; civil rights attorney Lauren W. Herman, JD, MTS, a community organizer and scholar of religion and law, and the Harvard Public Service Venture Fund Fellow at Make the Road New Jersey; Arnold Mikolo, 2016 winner of Stay Work Play New Hampshire’s Civic Leader of the Year award for his work as a team leader with the Manchester Immigrant Integration Initiative, also known as Welcoming Manchester; and Stephen Reno (Moderator), a professor of religious studies and Executive Director of Leadership New Hampshire, and former chancellor of the University System of New Hampshire.