Sarah Manning, major, moderates Janus Forum

Sarah ManningOn October 28, the Department of Political Science held the latest installment of its Janus Forum lecture series, which brings nationally prominent figures to Miami to debate issues significant to American democracy. Sarah Manning, a senior double-majoring in religion and international studies, was chosen to be the student moderator for this latest forum.

The forum addressed the question, "Are women equal in America today?" Opposing views were presented by Rinku Sen, president and executive director of Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation, and Christina Hoff Sommers, a former professor of ethics, now a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

In addition to her double major in religion and international studies, Sarah Manning also has a double minor in Spanish and Middle East & Islamic Studies. During her studies at Miami, she has done research on jihadi-Salafism and the role of religion in the Iraq War. Sarah is currently serving as co-president of CRSA, the Comparative Religion Student Association.

Dr. Liz Wilson, professor in the Department of Comparative Religion, attended the October 28 Janus Forum. "Sarah was poised and amazing as a moderator," Dr. Wilson remarks, adding that it is "quite an honor" for Sarah to have been tapped for this role.