Monday, November 5, 2007

The Secular Society and Its Enemies: A Center for Inquiry Conference

On November 9th-11th, the Center for Inquiry hosts a conference called The Secular Society and its Enemies.

Speakers will include Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Alan Dershowitz, Peter Singer, and Michelle Goldberg.

From the event's website:

The 2007 Conference of the Center for Inquiry-New York City will take place at the New York Academy of Sciences at 7 World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan, overlooking the World Trade Center site and construction site of the Freedom Tower, on November 9 - 11. Renowned speakers, scholars, and media personalities will meet to discuss the future of reason and secularism in an America and a world increasingly divided by religion.

Themes will include:

- The Age of American Unreason
- The Next Islamic Enlightenment
- Science and the Public
- Student Freethinkers Speak Out
- Secularism through History: from Spinoza to JFK
- VIP Reception and Awards Presentation (with the International Academy of Humanism)

Student registration is 99$. The event will take place at the New York Academy of Sciences, 250 Greenwich St, 40th Floor, Manhattan.

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