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Chautauqua Speakers Series - Russo to Speak on Experiencing Terrorism

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Dr. Maureen Russo, coordinator of Schreiner University’s Spanish and Latin American studies program, will speak Tuesday, Feb. 7, on “Experiencing Terrorism Across Times, Places and Cultures.”

The presentation, part of the Chautauqua Speakers Series, is free and open to the public, and begins at 4 p.m. in the Scarle-Philips Room of the Logan Library at the university.

Reflecting on personal experiences as well as global trends, Dr. Russo will offer a comparative look at the concept of terrorism both as an international phenomenon and as a force that shapes our individual lives and worldviews at a very personal level. Specifically, she will compare and connect her own lived experiences of 9/11, as a high school senior across the Hudson River, and her spouse's experiences of the decades of narcoterrorism that plagued Colombia the 1990s and early 2000s.

An assistant professor of Spanish, Dr. Russo holds a doctorate from Georgetown University in Spanish with a research focus in comparative literature and cultural studies. She is also the faculty liaison for Schreiner’s exchange program with the Reformed University in Barranquilla, Colombia. 

The Chautauqua Speaker Series is designed to engage participants in thought and dialog about ideas and issues. This year’s theme, Interconnectivity, is intended to be interpreted very broadly across a range of disciplines.

For more information about the Chautauqua Speaker Series, contact Dr. Karen Sides, director of the Schreiner University Center for Teaching and Learning, at or phone 830-955-5701.