Jack Weatherford

Jack Weatherford: Genghis Khan and the Quest for God | Nov. 2, 2016

The EWU President's Forum for Critical Thought is a lecture series presented by the Daniel and Margaret Carper Foundation.

Genghis Khan and the Quest for God

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016
1 p.m., Hargreaves Hall, Cheney
- EWU Campus event for students, faculty and staff
7 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, Spokane - Free public admission

New York Times bestselling author Jack Weatherford shares how Genghis Khan harnessed the power of religious freedom to rule the world’s largest empire in the 13th century.

When we think of Genghis Khan the first thing that comes to mind is a ruthless, bloody conqueror. Weatherford reveals how Genghis Khan was also a champion of religious freedom, and his example inspired Thomas Jefferson.

Genghis Khan secured the longest period of peace by connecting the two most powerful human impulses: the urge to trade and the desire to believe.

Persons with special needs may make arrangements for accommodation by calling 509.624.1200 (Spokane) or 509.359.6081 (Cheney).

For more information, contact Jennifer Westfall at 509.359.6081 or jwestfall@ewu.edu.

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