Honors Program Hosts Discussion On Charlie Hebdo Murders

February 3, 2015 at 11:15 am

Students enrolled in the Honors Program at the University of South Carolina Upstate will host a faculty panel on Tuesday, February 3 at 6 p.m. in the Campus Life Center Ballroom to discuss the Charlie Hebdo murders that took place in Paris last month.

“These murders have galvanized the international community and have radically affected the discourse regarding the parameters of free speech,” said Dr. Catherine G. Canino, director of The Honors Program. ‘Many of our students at USC Upstate are completely unaware that this tragedy even occurred and some students thought it was a hoax. Attendance at this panel discussion may go a long way in making our students citizens of the world.”

Faculty panel participants include: Mark Packer, assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies; Monika Shehi, assistant professor of English; Araceli Hernandez-LaRoche, assistant professor of French; Wayne Robbins, instructor of English; and Gary Mattingly, instructor of mass media.

“These participants represent a variety of backgrounds, views, and disciplines, so it promises to be a fascinating, as well as important discussion,” said Canino.

For more information, contact Dr. Catherine Canino, director of The Honors Program, at ccanino@uscupstate.edu or (864) 503-5657.