The William Jewett Tucker Center inspires and supports responsible leadership in students, faculty, and staff. Our programs offer opportunities to cultivate a sense of meaning and purpose through spiritual, ethical, and moral exploration and engagement. More than 20 percent of Dartmouth's undergraduate students take part in our programs.
"I am committed to creating portals of entry to engage in spiritual
exploration, reflection, and celebration in a caring, inclusive
environment that promotes dignity and mutual respect for differing
perspectives," says Rabbi Daveen Litwin. (Photo courtesy of Daveen
Rabbi Daveen Litwin has been named the inaugural dean and chaplain of the William Jewett Tucker Center for Spiritual Life, Vice Provost for Student Affairs Inge-Lise Ameer announced Tuesday.
We encourage multi-faith learning and engagement through our Multi-faith Initiative. We look to build relationships through the exploration of the variety of religious faith, honoring common ground and shared concerns while not shying away from real and significant difference.
We also support more than two dozen diverse religious groups that provide opportunities for students to grow spiritually.
Saturday, June 11th at 3:00 PM at Rollins Chapel
Keynote speaker: Simran Jeet Singh: Professor, Activist, Public Intellectual, and Marathoner
Simran Jeet Singh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion at Trinity University. He is the Senior Religion Fellow for the Sikh Coalition and is responsible for educating the broader American Public about the Sikh faith and traditions. Simran is also a Truman National Security Fellow and a Handa Fellow for Interreligious Communication.
Simran's academic expertise focuses on the formations of religious communities and literatures in early modern South Asia. His graduate training focused on the history of religions in South Asia, and he has taught courses at Columbia University and Trinity University on Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, and Sikh traditions. Simran's recent scholarship and public engagement examines xenophobia, racial profiling and hate violence in post 9/11 America.
Simran is a prolific writer who has contributed over 50 opinion pieces to news outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Guardian. He has become a consistent expert for reporters and news outlets across the word, and he speaks regularly on civil rights, religion, hate violence, diversity, and inclusion. His thoughtful leadership also extends to the White House and Pentagon, where he has given keynote addresses on behalf of the Sikh community.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Simran is a diehard Spurs fan and avid marathon runner. He currently lives between San Antonio and Manhattan, New York - where his wife, Dr. Gunisha Kaur, teaches and works as an anesthesiologist at Cornell Medical College.
Simran is fluent in multiple languages, and holds a PhD from Columbia University, a graduate degree from Harvard University, and an Undergraduate degree from Trinity University.
Last Updated: 5/27/16