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Fall 2017 Events

boisi center events for fall 2017

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What's So Political About 'Political' Islam?

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

RSVP required. Click here to register.

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The Challenge of Charlottesville: Race, Religion and Public Monuments
Panel Discussion

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
McGuinn 121 • 6:30 pm

Featuring panelists M. Shawn Copeland (Boston College), Pat DeLeeuw (Boston College), Craig A. Ford Jr. (Boston College), Heather Cox Richardson (Boston College), and Martin Summers (Boston College). Moderated by Mark Massa, S.J.

Co-sponsored with the Boston College History Department, the Boston College Theology Department and the African and African Diaspora Studies Program.

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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.  WAIT LIST ONLY

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

RSVP required.

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"RIKERS: An American Jail" A Film by Bill Moyers
Screening and Panel Discussion 

Monday, October 23, 2017
Stokes Hall S195 • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Featuring panelists Stephen Pope (Boston College), Marina McCoy (Boston College), and others TBA. Moderated by Erik Owens (Boston Collge).  

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What’s Wrong with the New Genealogy of Religious Freedom?

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 • 12:00 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 and José Casanova (with Erik Owens moderating), 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 the Boston College 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