Center Director David Hollenbach SJ has been named the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the Library of Congress’ John W. Kluge Center for the fall of 2015.
News & Announcements
Center Director David Hollenbach SJ is quoted in Foreign Policy about Pope Francis' planned address to the US Congress in the fall as it concerns the pope's views on US immigration policy.
The Center is seeking a Human Rights Fellow for a one year appointment starting in June 2015.
Center Director David Hollenbach SJ commented on exorbitant CEO compensation, citing the ethical teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas in an article in the National Catholic Reporter.
Center Associate Director Daniel Kanstroom and Columbia U. Prof. Mae Ngai offer a meditation on the history of executive discretion in the US, contextualizing President Obama's recently announced executive actions on immigration in Dissent Magazine.
The Center is is now accepting applications for summer reearch grants, made available to BC graduate and undergraduate students. Application deadline March 16.
The Center's winter newsletter is now available online. Read the Winter 2014-15 Newsletter »
The Center wishes to recognize the passing of former US Ambassador to El Salvador Robert White, who made great efforts to bring to light atrocities carried out during the Salvadoran Civil War of the 1980s, including the complicity of the US government.
The Center has signed on to the attached letter opposing the opening of a new family detention center in Dilley, Texas.
The Center's initiatives aimed at BC undergraduates were highlighted in The Boston College Chronicle.
BC Law Prof. Frank Brennan, S.J., wrote about Carolyn Forché's presentation on Nov. 19 to commemorate the martyrs of the UCA in El Salvador in Canberra, Australia's The Catholic Voice.
Center Associate Director Dan Kanstroom wrote on "Human rights for all is better than citizenship rights for some" as part of an online series hosted by the EUDO Observatory on Citizenship.
Center Visiting Fellow Ricardo Falla, S.J. discusses his life and work, and a new book project about them entitled "Al Atardecer de la Vida" (In the Twilight of Life), in these short interviews (in Spanish).
Thursday, April 30
With Cecilia Menjívar, Professor of Sociology, Arizona St. University and Daniel Kanstroom, Professor of Law, Boston College
Tuesday, May 12
With Aviva Chomsky, Professor of History, Salem State University
A light lunch to be provided. RSVP to email@example.com
CHRIJ End-of-Year Gathering
Thursday, May 14
Celebrating the end of the academic year with presentations from summer research grantees and awarding this year's graduate certificates.
Light refreshments to be provided after the ceremony. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org