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The September 27 'MHP' Syllabus

This Saturday in #nerdland, stepping into war, stepping up to Ebola, and stepping down from office. 10am ET on msnbc
Melissa Harris Perry MHP The Syllabus
Melissa Harris Perry MHP The Syllabus

This Saturday in #nerdland, stepping into war, stepping up to Ebola, and stepping down from office.

First: diamonds are forever; so are wars? President Obama says he doesn’t believe in perpetual war, but as the United States and its allies step up attacks on ISIS and now another terror group, Khorasan – is this the new normal? If terror is a perpetual threat will war be our perpetual response? Panelists include: Amaney Jamal, professor of politics at Princeton University and author Of Empires and Citizens, Dafna Linzer, managing editor at, and Michael Singh ,senior fellow and managing director of The Washington Institute.

Then, Ebola and its exponential growth. According to the CDC’s forecast, the deadly virus could potentially infect 1.4 million people by the end of January. How did maximum projections go from 20 thousand to 1.4 million in less than a month? Hugh Evans, CEO of The Global Poverty Project, will give us the latest on the West African Ebola crisis and explain the link between extreme poverty and the rapid acceleration of the virus.

And, holding onto a legacy. Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation announcement sent waves around the country. We will discuss the Attorney General’s legacy and take a look at who could continue his impactful work. Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will join the panel from D.C.

All that plus, the controversial way some women are responding to sexual assault on campuses.

Be sure to read what we’ve linked above, and watch Melissa Harris-Perry Saturday at 10am ET on msnbc! And don’t forget to tell us what story is most important to you and why on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #nerdland.