Ray Madoff, Boston College
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 (New date)
Boisi Center • 12:00 - 1:15PM
Spring 2016 Events
Ray Madoff, Boston College
The Future of Near Eastern Christians
Joshua Landis, University of Oklahoma
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Location TBD • Time TBD
Co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures
15th Prophetic Voices Lecture
Ayesha S. Chaudhry, University of British Columbia
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Fulton Hall 511 • 6:00 - 7:30PM
Conference featuring: Sanford Levinson, Richard Mouw, Ira Katznelson, Susan Shell, Susan Jacoby, William Galston, Randall Kennedy, Joseph Quinn, Howard Gardner and Alan Wolfe.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Gasson 100 • 8:45AM - 2:00PM
Reception following at the Boisi Center from 2:15PM - 4:30PM
Fall 2015 Newsletter
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In the News
A December 2015 article published by the Minnesota Public Radio explores how some Minnesotan artists incorporate their faith in their work. According to the MPR piece, "Faith can reveal the art of even the most mundane activities ... [and can] transform views shaped by religion." Local artist Hend Al Mansour writes, "My art speaks to my spirituality in trying to affirm [the] justice and the quality between genders." On February 17, painter and educator Bruce Herman will speak to the power of spirituality in his work at an evening lecture at the Boisi Center.
On January 16, 2016, the United States and European nations lifted sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran, which released roughly $100 billion of its frozen assets. Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) concluded that Iran had finally followed through on its promises to dismantle large sections of its nuclear program. In addition, five Americans, including Washington Post reporter, Jason Rezaian, were also released by Iran just "hours before the nuclear accord was implemented."
Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have faced criticism over their decision to create a limited liability corporation instead of a traditional non-profit for their charitable giving. Zuckerberg responded that the LLC gives them more freedom and does not give them any immediate tax benefits. This spring, BC Law professor Ray Madoff will speak at the Boisi Center on the regulation of philanthropic foundations in the United States and what we can do better.
"Until French policymakers find a way to give all citizens equal rights to communal attachments, France will not be able to find a way to bring them fully together" argues BC political science professor Jonathan Laurence in his recent piece for Foreign Affairs. This spring, Pierre de Charentenay, S.J. will speak at the Boisi Center on “What the Islamic Veil Reveals.”
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Interview with Jenny White on "Religion, Politics & Nationalism in Contemporary Turkey," March 25, 2015
Interview with M. Shawn Copeland on "Race, Religion and Social Change," March 25, 2015
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