Balancing religious and civil liberties with national security to be discussed at Rice by US Rep. Carson

MEDIA ADVISORY

Jeff Falk
jfalk@rice.edu
713-348-6775

Balancing religious and civil liberties with national security to be discussed at Rice by US Rep. Carson

HOUSTON — (July 9, 2019) – U.S. Rep. André Carson of Indiana, the second Muslim to be elected to the House, will participate in a July 13 discussion at Rice University on balancing religious and civil liberties with counterterrorism and national security efforts.

The event, hosted by Rice’s Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance and the Center for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is by invitation only. Interested media must RSVP to Jeff Falk at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

What: An event titled “A Conversation with Congressman André Carson.”

Who: U.S. Rep. André Carson (D-Ind.), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence and Counterproliferation.

Zahra Jamal, associate director of the Boniuk Institute, will serve as moderator.

When: 2-3 p.m. Saturday, July 13.

Where: Rice University, Baker Hall’s Kelly International Conference Facility, 6100 Main St. Parking is available in the Central Campus Garage. For directions, see www.bakerinstitute.org/forms/contact-rice-universitys-baker-institute.

Established by a gift from Houston philanthropists Milton and Laurie Boniuk, the Boniuk Institute is dedicated to nurturing religious tolerance and advancing religious literacy, respect and mutual understanding among people of all and no faiths, especially youths, through research efforts, educational initiatives and community engagement.

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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.