Dr. Benjamin Muller to speak at Veritas Series about "Walls, Security, and the Sacred"
April 3, 2019
Written by Leo Aul, Communications Intern
Campus Ministry is pleased to welcome Dr. Benjamin Muller for the final Veritas Series of the academic year on April 4. Muller is appointed as Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, President of the Faculty Association, and Program Coordinator for Social Justice and Peace Studies. Dr. Muller’s lecture is on the relationship between security and the sacred in the contemporary vision of borders.
In 2005, Dr. Muller received his PhD in International Studies from Queen’s University Belfast, UK. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed books, articles, and chapters on issues related to borders, sovereignty, technology, and identity.
Father Michael Bechard, Catholic Studies Department lecturer, reflected, “Dr. Muller’s academic work and his passion for issues of justice make him an exceptional advocate for those on the margins. I am grateful that we can take him out of the classroom and bring his wisdom to others in the city.”
“I will reflect on my own research background of nearly 20 years on borders, walls, and identity, but I will focus on a recent experiential learning course here at King’s this past February. I led students on a trip to the Sonoran Borderlands in southwestern Arizona. It is a great example of what happens when the rubber hits the road in terms of King’s mission as a Catholic liberal arts college and engaging with contemporary socio-political issues," Dr. Muller says.
Dr. Muller shared his enthusiasm for being able to contribute to the Veritas Series and provide a King’s perspective. “I am incredibly humbled to be a part of this lecture series. It’s always a great honour and pleasure to have the opportunity to speak to the broader King’s community beyond the classroom. There have been many great speakers this year who have come from near and far to speak about the exciting initiatives towards peace and reconciliation and a mission of justice that they are spearheading. I’m delighted to have the great privilege of sharing some of what King’s is doing in this regard,” says Dr. Muller.
The public lecture takes place on April 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Joanne and Peter Kenny Theatre. Freewill donations are accepted and the proceeds to the Refugee Sponsorship Initiative at King's.
To learn more about Dr. Muller’s research, visit https://www.kings.uwo.ca/academics/political-science/political-science-faculty/#Administration
For more information, visit https://www.kings.uwo.ca/campus-ministry/veritas-series/