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Spring Newsletter

Our Spring Newsletter is available online here.


Job Openings

Undergraduate employments positions available for AY 2017/18. Click here to find out more information.



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Elizabeth Harris of the New York Times recently discussed how civic engagement and protest are spreading to the next generations of citizens. Erik Owens, interim director of the Boisi Center, will discuss civilty, public action, and shifting ideals of citizenship on April 11. 

Fall 2017 Events

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American Muslims, Trump's Rise, and the Return of an Old Quarrel

David DiPasquale
, Boston College
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Boisi Center • 12:00 pm

RSVP required. Click here to register.

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Luther in America

Christine Helmer,
 Northwestern University
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Boisi Center • 12:30 pm *Note time*

RSVP required. Click here to register.

Co-sponsored with the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning.

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Land O’ Lakes at 50: The State of Catholic Higher Education


Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Gasson Hall 100 • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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What’s Wrong with the New Genealogy of Religious Freedom? Or, Why Religious Freedom Does Not Have To Be Impossible, Ideological, Oppressive, and Systemically-Biased (Even if It Sometimes Is)

David Decosimo, Boston University
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Boisi Center • 12 pm

RSVP Required. Click here to register.

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Educating for Modern Democracy

November 7-10, 2017

Featuring plenary sessions with Charles Taylor, José Casanova, Charles Mathewes, David Campbell, George Yancy, Eduardo Mendieta, Seyla Benhabib, and Candace Vogler.

More info and registration link to be released soon.

Co-sponsored with Philosophy Department and organized in collaboration with the World Conference of Catholic University Institutions of Philosophy. 

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International Summit of Centers on Religion and Public Life

Thursday, November 16, 2017
By invitation only

The Boisi Center fosters conversations that seek to clarify the moral consequences of public policies in ways that help to maintain the common good while respecting America's increasing religious diversity. More about the Boisi Center's mission...

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