I’ve devised two extra credit assignments for the terrorism event announced in the post just below. One requires attending the event, the other doesn’t. Both are optional. Each is worth 10 points; I’m looking for a response of 500-750 words. Do one assignment or the other, not both (if you decide to do any).
Option 1: Attend the event. Then write a two-page response that does the following: (a) summarize the claims of all of the speakers (of the symposium as a whole), and (b) select one argument from the whole that struck you as the most plausible.
Option 2: Read my presentation in lieu of attending the event, and respond to it (no need to summarize). How convincing is my argument? What are its strongest and/or weakest features?