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Fall 2016 Events
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Ending Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage in Tanzania

Liz Mach, Maryknoll Lay Missioner
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Boisi Center • 12-1:15PM

RSVP required. Click here to register.

Meghan Sweeney

On Service Learning

Meghan Sweeney, Boston College
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Boisi Center • 12-1:15PM

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Black Natural Law

Vincent Lloyd, Villanova University
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Boisi Center • 12-2:00PM

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The New Bostonians: How Immigrants Have Transformed Boston since the 1960s

Marilynn Johnson, Boston College
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Boisi Center • 12-1:15PM

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Economy for the Common Good

Christian Felber
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
TBA • 5:30-7:00PM


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Politics, Millennials and the Future of Civil Discourse

featuring BC student leaders (TBA)
and Graham Griffith, public media consultant
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Fulton Hall 511 • 7-8:30PM

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Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Edward E. Baptist, Cornell University
Response by Martin Summers, Boston College
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Higgins Hall 300 • 7:30-9PM


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Public Theology and the Global Common Good:
The Contribution of David Hollenbach, S.J.

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Liberal Arts
Opening Keynote: October 14, 4-5:30PM • Gasson Hall 100 
Conference: October 15, 9:00 AM - 4:15PM • Simbali Hall (STM)
Closing Liturgy: October 15, 4:30PM • STM Chapel


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Just War Revisited

Gen. James Dubik, U.S. Army, ret.
Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, Harvard University
Government Official TBA
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Higgins Hall 300 • 5:30-7:00PM


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An Ethics for the Coming Storm

The 16th Annual Prophetic Voices Lecture

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


Job Opportunities at the Boisi Center

The Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life seeks to hire two undergraduate research fellows for the 2016-17 academic year. We invite applications from qualified and energetic undergraduate students from any discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College who have an interest in the work of the Center. For more information, click here.

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Our Spring 2016 Newsletter is available online here.


The Boisi Center Report will be going digital in the fall and will be distributed primarily by email. If you would like to continue to receive physical copies of the newsletter, you will need to request it. Please click here to opt-In or call us at 617–552–1860 with your mailing address to receive the newsletter by mail.

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As always, the Boisi Center Report is available on our website.

In the News
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Former Boisi Center undergraduate research assistant Evan Goldstein, now a student at Union Theological Seminary, has written an article on Bernie Sanders’ Jewish identity and the anxieties about Jewish identity in America. In 2014, Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center, met his critics for a discussion on his book At Home in Exile: Why Diaspora is Good for the Jews.

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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Boisi Center Interviews!

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

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.             
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