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IN THE CONVERSATION: Politics, business and the life story of Jesus

Concordia researchers and faculty members are invited to contribute to the online news platform reserved for academics
February 6, 2020
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Concordia professor Matthew Robert Anderson recently wrote a piece for The Conversation entitled, “‘Life of Brian,’ Terry Jones’s legacy of a surprisingly historical Jesus.” Matthew Robert Anderson, an affiliate professor in the Department of Theological Studies, recently wrote a piece for The Conversation entitled, “‘Life of Brian,’ Terry Jones’s legacy of a surprisingly historical Jesus.”

Intended as a counterbalance to the proliferation of “news” sites with questionable credentials, The Conversation launched its Canadian edition in June 2017 with the motto “Academic rigour, journalistic flair.”

Concordia faculty members and researchers quickly responded to the online platform’s call for contributors to write short pieces on subjects related to their expertise.

Writing for The Conversation serves as a pathway to publication in leading news organizations worldwide, thanks to the site’s open-source design.

To join the ranks of nearly 90 Concordia contributors, sign up here.

Concordians in The Conversation

Matthew Robert Anderson is affiliate professor in the Department of Theological Studies and the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability. He once again demonstrates his flair for connecting theology with pop culture, marking the recent death of Monty Python’s Terry Jones.

Read “‘Life of Brian,’ Terry Jones’s legacy of a surprisingly historical Jesus.”


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Ann-Louise Davidson is Concordia University Research Chair in Maker Culture and an associate professor of education in the Faculty of Arts and Science. She co-authored an article with research assistant Houda Jawhar, which is a reminder that businesses need to continually train their workers to embrace digital transformation.

The piece was also translated for the Quebec-based La Conversation, as well as the Indonesian edition of the platform.

Read “Upskill the upskillers: The must-have New Year’s resolution for businesses.”


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André Gagné, associate professor of theological studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science, is a frequent contributor to The Conversation. In a recent piece, he hints at one of the United States government’s motivations in assassinating Iranian general Qasem Soleimani by connecting how evangelicals responded to the move.

Read “Attaque contre Soleimani: un signe de « la fin des temps », selon des évangéliques américains.”


For more information about writing for
The Conversation, contact Concordia’s Public Affairs team via fiona.downey@concordia.ca.
 

 



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