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Spring 2017 Events at the Boisi Center


"An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story" 

Film screening and panel discussion

Featuring filmmaker Martin Doblmeier and scholars Andrew Finstuen, Lisa Sowle Cahill, Mark Massa, S.J., and Erik Owens

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Simboli Hall 100 • 5:30 pm

Student Town Hall

Student Town Hall: What Now?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Fulton 511 • 7:00 pm




American Muslims, Trump's Rise, and the Return of an Old Quarrel

David DiPasquale, Boston College

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Boisi Center • 12:00 pm

RSVP required. Click here to register.

Arissa Oh

Save the Children: Religion, Politics, and International Adoptions in America

Arissa Oh, Boston College

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Boisi Center • 12:00 pm

RSVP required. Click here to register.

Alan Wolfe

The Inaugural Wolfe Lecture on Religion and Public Life

Alan Wolfe, Boston College
Founding Director of the Boisi Center

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Fulton 511 • 7:00 pm


"Silence," a Film by Martin Scorsese

Film screening and panel discussion

Featuring a panel of international scholars of Jesuitica and Japanese religion.

Friday, March 24
Higgins 300 • 3:00 pm

Co-sponsored with the Center for Ignatian Spirituality, the Institute for the Liberal Arts, and the Church in the 21st Century Center

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Toward a Culture of University Ethics


A conference raising a range of ethical issues that arise at institutions of higher education.

Taylor Branch, Author and historian
Jim Keenan, Boston College, Director of the Jesuit Institute
Margaret McKenna, Suffolk University
Ruth Simmons, Brown University
and many others...

April 5-7, 2017

Co-sponsored with the Jesuit Institute and the Institute for the Liberal Arts


Prophecy without Contempt: Religious Discourse in the Public Square

Book Discussion 

Cathleen Kaveny, Boston College
with Rowan Williams, Charles Taylor and Jonathan Lear

Friday, April 7, 2017
Location and Time TBD

Sponsored by the Clough Center for Constitutional Democracy

Erik Owens

The Ethics of Citizenship in the Trump Era

Erik Owens, Boston College
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Boisi Center • 12:00 pm

RSVP required. Click here to register.