Can a democracy single-out religious and ethnic groups for increased scrutiny in the name of security? Has the United States turned on its heels, from the promise of an inclusive community welcoming immigrants and visitors of all races, religions and creeds; was it ever that ideal? Should it be? Should a nation be governed by leaders strictly enamored with its foundational documents and what happens if their interpretation of those principles differs dramatically from those of their predecessors? Join Khizr Khan for lunch to discuss these questions and more.
Khizr Khan, a Muslim American Gold Star father, entered the national spotlight when he spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, in which Khan said that if Trump is able to follow through on his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the country, his late son never would have been able to come to serve the country in the military. Khan is a lawyer and holds degrees from Punjab University and Harvard Law School. His work, based in New York, deals with the fields of immigration and international business law and founded a pro bono project to provide legal services for the families of men and women serving in the military.
Do Lunch is a series of informal lunch discussions featuring ethical leaders outside of Duke and their decision-making processes.
Catered lunch available to students who RSVP; space is limited. Sign-up here.
WHAT: Do Lunch with Khizr Khan
WHEN: Thursday, April 20, from 12pm to 1pm
WHERE: Blue Parlor, East Duke Building, East Campus
RSVP: Click here to RSVP.