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Former United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, author of a widely acclaimed translation of Dante's Inferno, will read and comment on Inferno XIII on March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Higgins 300.
Pinsky's appearance, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Lowell Lecture Humanities Series and Lectura Dantis.
Nobel Laureate John Hume, who was previously scheduled to speak at the March 13 American premiere screening of the film "Sunday," will visit the Boston College campus on Thursday, March 14. He will speak at Connolly House at 1:30 p.m.
Hume is expected to discuss events since the 1972 "Bloody Sunday" riot in his native Londonderry. The film "Sunday" is a reconstruction of the incident, in which British troops opened fire during a civil rights march, killing 13 people. "Sunday" is being shown as part of the third annual Irish Film Series.
For more information about Hume's visit and the film series, visit the Irish Studies Program World Wide Web site or call the office at ext. 2-3938.
Three leading Jewish thinkers on issues of religion and public life will discuss how Jews do, and should, engage in the public square of American society, at a symposium to be held March 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Gasson 100. A buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.
"Jews and the American Public Square: Judaism and Civic Participation in American Life" will feature remarks by: Professor Michael Broyde, director of the Emory University Law School Program on Law and Religion; Michael Gottsegen, faculty member at CLAL: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership; and Professor David Novak, the J. Richard and Dorothy Schiff Chair of Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.
Distinguished Catholic activist Kevin Hasson, president of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, will respond to the panel.
The event, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, and the Center for Jewish Community Studies/Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.
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