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Upcoming Spring 2015 Events
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Why Libertarianism Isn't Liberal 

School of Theology and Ministry's Dean's Colloquium

This day-long conference addresses the political, theological and legal issues raised by libertarianism from a Catholic context.

Monday, April 6, 2015
Gasson Hall 100 • 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Free of Charge; includes lunch

Register for Event

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

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Religion and the Roots of Climate Change Denial

Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University
Stephen Pope, Boston College
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
McGuinn Hall 121 • 5:30-7:00PM

Co-sponsored with the Environmental Studies Program, The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and the Institute for the Liberal Arts

The Boisi Center will live-tweet this event. Join the conversation at #ClimateDenial.

A live broadcast of this event can be watched at for those who can not attend in person.


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Religion and Global Affairs: The View from the State Department

Shaun Casey, Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs, U.S. State Department

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Fulton Hall 511 • 5:30-7:00PM

Co-sponsored with the Center for Human Rights and International Justice

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How Dante Can Save your Life

Rod Dreher, The American Conservative
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Fulton Hall 511 • 5:30-7:00PM

RSVP requested

Co-Sponsored with The Church in the 21st Century Center


Complete list of our Spring 2015 events.

Spring 2015 Visiting Scholars
Paulina Napierala

Paulina Napierala is an assistant professor at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

visiting scholar

Peter Terem is a professor in and chair of the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy as well as vice dean for Science and Research at Matej Bel University in Baska Bystrica, Slovakia.

Job Openings

Now accepting job applications for 2015-2016: Graduate Research Assistant and two Undergraduate Research Assistants.

In the News
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Katharine Jefferts Schori, the Presiding Bishop of the U.S. Episcopal Church (and an oceanographer in her prior career) recently said that climate change denial amounts to a denial of God's gift of knowledge. Join us on April 8 as another scientist (and evangelical Christian) Katharine Hayhoe lectures on the topic of "Religion and the Roots of Climate Change Denial."

Interview Highlights
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"Writing about Religion in a Polarized Age"

October 23, 2014, interview with Rod Dreher

Boisi Center Resources
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Check out our Resources page and 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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