Edward E. Baptist, Cornell University
Response by Martin Summers, Boston College
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Higgins Hall 310 • 5:30-7:00 pm
Fall 2016 Events
Opening Keynote: October 14, 4-5:30 pm • Gasson Hall 100
Conference: October 15, 9:00 am - 4:15 pm • Simbali Hall (STM)
Closing Liturgy: October 15, 4:30 pm• STM Chapel
Gen. James Dubik, U.S. Army ret., Georgetown University
Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, Harvard University
Ambassador James F. Jeffrey, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Higgins Hall 300 • 5:30-7:00 pm
The 16th Annual Prophetic Voices Lecture
Laurie Zoloth, Northwestern University
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Fulton Hall 511 • 6:00-7:30 pm
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IN THE NEWS
According to an August 2016 report published by the Pew Research Center, Millennials and members of Generation X now constitute the majority of eligible voters in the United States, replacing Baby Boomers and those born in prior generations. On September 28, the Boisi Center held a town-hall discussion in which Boston College student leaders reflected on the upcoming presidential election, as well as other noteworthy topics in U.S. public life such as racial injustice and student debt.
In 1838, Georgetown University sold 272 slaves to pay its debts. Now, the University is confronting its debt to the descendants of the people they sold. Author James Martin, S.J., interviewed the chair of Georgetown's working group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation to discuss the steps the university, and its Jesuit community, is making to atone for its history. Edward Baptist (Cornell University) will speak Wednesday, October 4 to discuss the role of slavery in the making of American capitalism. Professor Martin Summers (Boston College) will respond.
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.
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Interview with James Bernauer, S.J., on "Nostra Aetate" October 14, 2015
Interview with Mark Noll on "The Bible in Early America," October 29, 2015
Interview with Linda K. Wertheimer on "Teaching about Religion in Public Schools" November 10, 2015
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