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Public Events at the Boisi Center

 Fall 2014 Events

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The Moral Origins of the Great Recession

David Bosworth, University of Washington
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Boisi Center • 12:00-1:15PM


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Prophetic Rhetoric in the Public Square

M. Cathleen Kaveny, Boston College
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Boisi Center • 12:00-1:15PM



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Women and Interreligious Dialogue

Catherine Cornille, Boston College
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Boisi Center • 12:00-1:15PM


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Writing about Religion in a Polarized Age

Rod Dreher, American Conservative
Mark Oppenheimer, New York Times
Sarah Posner, Religion Dispatches
Alan Wolfe, Boston College
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Devlin 101 • 5:30-7:00PM

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

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


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The Public Life of Love

David Kyuman Kim, Connecticut College
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Boisi Center • 12:00-1:15PM


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At Home in Exile Book Release Event

Alan Wolfe, Boston College
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Harvard Book Store • 7:00PM


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Is there a Future for Catholic Health and Social Services?

Michele Broemmelsiek, Catholic Relief Services
Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, Archdiocese of Boston
Rev. Larry Snyder
, Catholic Charities USA
Moderated by Alberto Godenzi, Boston College
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
McGuinn 121 • 7:00-8:30PM

Sponsored by the Church in the 21st Century Center


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At Home in Exile: Why Diaspora Is Good for the Jews

Author Meets Critics Book Panel

Alan Wolfe, Boston College (author)
Ben Birnbaum, Boston College
Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College
Kevin Kenny, Boston College
Moderated by Erik Owens, Boston College
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
McGuinn 121 • 5:30-7:00PM

Reception to follow


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Catholic Charities: Challenges and Response

Rev. Larry Snyder, Catholic Charities USA
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Boisi Center • 12:00-1:15PM