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'Speaking of Faith' host to read from work

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, 7 p.m. • McCosh 50

Krista Tippett, host of American Public Media's nationally syndicated radio program "Speaking of Faith," will read from her work and join Princeton scholars in a roundtable discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in McCosh 50.

After reading from her book, also titled "Speaking of Faith," Tippett will participate in a panel with Leigh Schmidt and Judith Weisenfeld, professors of religion, and Matthew Hedstrom, a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for the Study of Religion. The discussion will be moderated by Carolyn Rouse, associate professor of anthropology and African American studies.

A journalist and former diplomat, Tippett founded the "Speaking of Faith" radio program in 2000 to examine the religious impulses characterizing human life in a manner that avoids the often contentious debate between the religious and the secular. She was a reporter for The New York Times, Newsweek, the BBC and other international news organizations in Berlin in the 1980s and later served as special assistant to the U.S. ambassador to the former West Germany.

The event, designated as a Spencer Trask Lecture, is part of the University Public Lectures Series and is cosponsored by the Center for African American Studies, the Department of Anthropology and the Center for the Study of Religion.

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