Illinois College -> Speaker to discuss “What Makes a Suicide Attacker?”
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Speaker to discuss “What Makes a Suicide Attacker?”


The University of Chicago’s Feodor Lynen Research Fellow Arata Takeda will be on campus on Monday, March 11, at 11 a.m., in Illinois College’s Sibert Theatre to deliver a presentation regarding “What Makes a Suicide Attacker? Perspectives from Literature.”

The question of what makes a suicide attacker has been addressed by various disciplines ranging from anthropology and psychology to religious studies and political science. In the presentation Takeda will explore what literature and imagination have to say about the making and the evaluation of suicide attackers.

Fluent in seven languages, Takeda received his undergraduate education at International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan. He spent a year at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy, and earned graduate degrees from the University of Tübingen, Germany, where he has also taught courses on modern German literature and comparative literature.
About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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