SAT. April 29, at 4:30PM | “Concepts of Forgiveness” with the cast and special guests Professor Patr
Tülin Levitas was born and raised in Izmir, Turkey. She received all of her higher education in the United States and holds two master degrees: an M.A. from Boston University in philosophy with a historical emphasis and an M.A. from the University of Maryland in philosophy with an analytic emphasis. She has taught in the philosophy program at Montgomery College for the past twenty years. Her interest in peace and justice studies was sparked when a Fulbright-Hays grant took her to South Africa in 2004 and she became acquainted with the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Ever since then, she has been active in the Peace and Justice Studies Community at Montgomery College and she has created three courses in that area: “Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies,” “Concepts of Forgiveness, Based on the South African Model,” and “Concepts of Social Justice.” She has participated in several workshops led by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, and in her course on “Concepts of Forgiveness,” Ms. Levitas teaches from the original book version of A Human Being Died That Night.