The Fountain 2016 Essay Contest Shortlist

Here are the 36 writers who qualified into the shortlist. Winners will be announced on March 31. Good luck!

Afrouz Razavi; Amos Abi, Oleh; Arte Krasniqi; Aura Truelove; Claudia Verona; Denise Faye Oliva Tabilas; Duncan Rowan Ireland; Elizabeth Jaeger; Faleeha Hassan; Gabriella Brand; Giusi Catarinolo; Helen Stead; Janette Conger; Jessica Ornelas; JG Horta; Joel Moodley; Karina Nava-Melchor; Kathleen Jacobson; Khajira Christopher; Lawrence Brazier; Mansurni Abadi; Matthew Hawk Eldridge; Michael Mardel; Michael W. Smith; Mike Brinkac; Nuran Elif Öztürk; R. D. Rogers; Ray Mwareya; Rebecca Foster; Rosemary McKinley; Salma Hany Abdel Fattah; Santiago Selva; Sifon Ikpe; Suzeth Lozania; Terri Doby; Valentina Locatelli

Around the Fountain:
Discussion on articles from The Fountain Magazine

We would like to introduce, "Around the Fountain" the newest addition to Pacifica Institute's program series.

"The Fountain" is a bimonthly magazine full of articles that cover themes on life, belief, knowledge, and universe. You can find out more about the publication by visiting the website below: In order to take advantage of what this unique magazine has to offer, we will be starting a monthly discussion series here at our LA office in Westwood Village. “Around the Fountain” will be an interactive program, relying on audience participation. During the program a moderator will manage the discussion by asking several key questions pertaining to the article. The author of chosen articles or an expert in the related field will be invited join in the discussion as moderator.

“Roundtable" will meet in the first week of every month on a Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Discussion will last around 60 minutes.

Our First Article is titled “Philosophy of Science” by written in partnership by: Dr. Yamina Mermer, a member of the Scriptural Reasoning Group based at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, UK & Dr. Eren Tatari, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Rollins College, Florida.

Discussion will be moderated by:
Dr. Ozgur Koca, Assistant Professor of Muslim Studies at Bayan Claremont College. Link to the article: Sounds interesting? To join in on the conversation and be heard, please register below for the upcoming "Around the Fountain" program by clicking the link at the bottom. Light snacks and tea will be available during the program.

For any questions, concerns, suggestions or requests to be a speaker in one of the discussions please send your emails to [email protected], subject: Around the Fountain.

Date: October 1st, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Pacifica Institute – LA

1019 Gayley Avenue, Suite A, Los Angeles, CA 90024