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Fall 2013 Events

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The Blessings of Exile: Why Minority Status is Good for the Jews--and Everyone Else

Alan Wolfe, Boston College
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Boisi Center • 12:00-1:15PM


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Political Obligation in the World Society

Jonathan Trejo-Mathys, Boston College
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Boisi Center • 12:00-1:15PM


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Beyond Ignorance, Hostility, and Fear: Organizing for Justice by Embracing Religious and Ethnic Passion

John Baumann, S.J., PICO National Network
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons • 7:00PM

Co-Sponsored with the School of Theology and Ministry, the Boston College Theology Department, the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning, and the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics.

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U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy

This event has been postponed due to the government shutdown.

James Q. Roberts, U.S. Department of Defense
Response by Kenneth Himes, O.F.M., Boston College
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Fulton 511 • 6:00PM

Open only to the BC community.

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Peacebuilding and Reconciliation: Lessons from an Irish Context

Mary McAleese, Former President of Ireland
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Boisi Center • 12:00-1:15PM


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What Is Power?

Stein Ringen, University of Oxford
Thursday, October 31, 2013
10 Stone Ave, Room 201 • 12:00PM

Co-sponsored with the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy.


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The Narrow Path: From Just War to Nonviolence

Drew Christiansen, S.J., Boston College
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Boisi Center • 12:00-1:15PM


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Religious Diversity and the Common Good

A conference to honor Boston College's sesquicentennial
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

This event was live-tweeted at #BC150.


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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Free movie screening
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Coolidge Corner Theatre • 7:00PM

*Boston College professors Zine Magubane (sociology) and Shawn Copeland (theology) will introduce the film, and lead a short discussion with the audience following the screening.