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Rumi Forum is proud to launch the Coffee Night speaker series. Needless to say, coffee has had a significant place in our lives for ages. Most of us maintain a strong habit of starting the day with it. Some use it anytime, anywhere to boost energy and for many, the popularity of coffee is given. However, what coffee introduces into our lives is not limited to keeping us awake and serving the purpose of a caffeine boost, but also it also characterizes an integral part of social culture.

We often say “Let’s have a cup of coffee” to imply “Let’s have a conversation”. Coffee facilitates many fruitful exchanges, giving it an invaluable place regardless of the context. That being said, we believe that nothing beats a nice relaxed conversation and invite you both to relieve ourselves over a cup of coffee and to stimulate our minds with various light-hearted talks. Prominent speakers from a variety of backgrounds will be part of this series and all together we will have enriched conversations.

Friday, April 10, 2020 
6:00 – 7:00 pm

ONLINE WEBINAR: Link will be provided as you register. 

Free and Open to the Public – Registration Required 


Dr. Peter Cohen received his Ph.D. from Florida State University in Humanities and Religion, his M.A. from Florida State University in Biblical Studies and his B.A. in Religion and Philosophy from Springfield College. His dissertation was entitled “A Motif Index of the Angel of Death in Early Rabbinic Literature.” Dr. Cohen came to Clemson in 1995 after teaching at Appalachian State University, Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College. His teaching interests revolve around looking at the common traits shared by the religious traditions of the world, rather than looking for their differences. Dr. Cohen can often be found teaching adult education in area churches on Sunday mornings or as an instructor in the University’s Osher Life Long Learning Institute for retired people from the community. Presently, he is teaching the general education courses in Religion for the department.


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