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Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow to Speak on Asking the Right Questions

Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow to Speak on Asking the Right Questions


Ann Ashmon, Director of Communications

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Stuart Diamond  

Irvine, Calif. (September 4, 2014)— In Concordia University Irvine’s next Core-related event, Mr. Stuart Diamond will discuss how asking the right question may be the most important skill of all because every quest begins with a question. Concordia is honored to host Diamond, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow from September 15-19. During his visit at Concordia, Diamond will deliver the Concordia Convocation address on Monday, September 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the CU Center, visit classes, and engage students in other ways.


David Loy, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Theology, said "Diamond is a great example of someone who has built a successful professional life on the basis of hard work and a strong liberal arts background." Jeff Held, Associate Professor of Music, Director of Instrumental Activities, Chair – Performing and visual Arts Division, said "Diamond is an innovative musician who demonstrates how music is impacted and can impact many disciplines in the liberal arts."


Diamond has led a varied career since his graduation from Haverford College with a degree in music and philosophy. He has been a composer, internet entrepreneur, journalist, writer, and musician. Diamond has composed over 100 works for symphonies, dance, theatre and film. His ensemble, “Electric Diamond” has been performed continually since 1979 and is a unique blend of live classical electronic music. Diamond is the co-founder of Empowered Media, an internet company that helps business with brand development and marketing strategies. Through Empowered, Diamond has worked with Homeland Security on counter-terrorism, human rights organizations, the United Nations, and with large fiscal companies. More information on Diamond is available at his website and here.


Diamond will be speaking on Monday, September 15 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the CU Center. Diamond will address a wide range of questions from “How are you?” to “Who and What am I?” All are welcome at this core-related event.



About Concordia University Irvine

Concordia University Irvine prepares students for their vocations—their calling in life. Concordia University Irvine offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and adult degree programs in a beautiful Southern California location in the City of Irvine, with online and regional cohort options. Concordia’s undergraduate program is distinctive among universities in California because of its nationally recognized Core Curriculum, and its Lutheran heritage that provides a thoughtful and caring Christian community that lives out the theology of "Grace Alone. Faith Alone." Concordia is a U.S. News Top Tier Regional University and has been named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the fastest growing private nonprofit master's institutions. Concordia University Irvine enrolls over 4,000 students.

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