Conference to examine themes of ‘The Hunger Games’

Hunger Games poster

The second installment of the Hunger Games trilogy hits the big screen this weekend with the release of Catching Fire, and NAU’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is hosting a conference to explore the book and movie series’ themes.

The conference kicks off with a screening of the first Hunger Games film at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, in Cline Library Assembly Hall. Faculty and student panel discussions and presentations begin at 9:10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, and will examine several themes including race and stereotyping, psychology and media violence, political symbols and post-traumatic stress disorder. The day’s events will conclude with a Hunger Banquet hosted by NAU’s Civic Service Institute.

The full conference agenda is available online.