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Fall 2016 Events
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An Ethics for the Coming Storm:
A Theological Reflection on Climate Change

The 16th Annual Prophetic Voices Lecture

Laurie Zoloth, Northwestern University
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Fulton Hall 511 • 6:00-7:30 pm



Religion, Ethics, and the 2016 Presidential Campaign

MT Dávila, Andover Newton School of Theology
Marc Landy, Boston College
Alan Wolfe, Boston College
Erik Owens, Boston College

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Stokes S195 • 5:30-7:00 pm


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The Christians of Lebanon:
Surviving amidst Chaos

Marius Deeb, Johns Hopkins University; Stanford University

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
McGuinn Hall 121 • 6:00-8:00 pm

Co-sponsored with the Department of Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures, the Department of Political Science, the Department of TheologyIslamic Civilization and Societies, and Christian Solidarity International (CSI)


Factoring Faith into Development

Amie Harris, U.S. Agency for International Development

Monday, November 14, 2016
Boisi Center • 12:00-1:15 pm

RSVP required. Click here to register.

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Our Spring 2016 Newsletter is available online here.

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Map of Battle Lines in Syria

Syria is a geopolitical hotspot and humanitarian crisis. The New York Times' Straightforward Answers to Basic Questions About Syria's War helps explain the central issues of the conflict and their implications for US military involvement.

On Thursday, October 20 at 5:30 pm, the Boisi Center welcomes Gen. James Dubik, U.S. Army ret., a Georgetown University professor. He will be joined by Rev. J. Bryan Hehir of Harvard University, and Ambassador James Jeffrey of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy for Just War Revisited, a panel discussion on just war theory in the 21st century. 


Visiting Scholar's Application

To learn how to apply to be a Visiting Scholar at the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, visit our Visiting Scholar's page located here.

To view our past visiting scholars, click here.

Interview Highlights
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Interview with James Bernauer, S.J., on "Nostra Aetate" October 14, 2015

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Interview with Mark Noll on "The Bible in Early America," October 29, 2015

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Interview with Linda K. Wertheimer on "Teaching about Religion in Public Schools" November 10, 2015

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Check out our Resources page Browse audio, videos, recaps, remarks, and interviews related to Boisi Center programs.

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