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On March 17, Center Associate Director Brinton Lykes (left) and Interim Director Dan Kanstroom answered questions on the immigration issue in the US after the Center's screening of "Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America"

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Center Director David Hollenbach SJ delivers comments on “Humanitarian Intervention: Moral Criteria and Human Consequences” in a panel sponsored by the Berkley Center for Peace, Religion and World Affairs and by the Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown University on March 19, 2014. Watch the panel »


Center-affiliated student Jessica Franco, A&S '15, awarded 22nd annual Oscar A. Romero Scholarship. More on Jessica and the award here »



Center partner organization the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has been awarded the Pax Christi International Peace Award for 2014 for its work in Syria. Center Research Professor Maryanne Loughry helped lead a training for JRS staff in Lebanon working with Syrian refugees in February. More on the Pax Christi International Peace Award »


Center partner organization Jesuit Refugee Service, working for the millions of displaced people in Syria and for their human rights, issues a statement exhorting support for Syrian refugees and for a peaceful resolution to the conflict. Read the statement »

Center Director David Hollenbach speaks on a panel entitled “Catholicism and the Challenge of Liberty”, produced by the Catholic News Service. Watch the video »


Center Director David Hollenbach was interviewed by Creighton University’s Center for Catholic Thought on “Pacem in Terris at 50: Catholics and Human Rights.” Listen to the interview »

Read Center Interim Director Dan Kanstroom’s recent talk at a Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition luncheon. MIRA Keynote Talk »

upcoming events


An Evolving Global Norm of Women’s Rights

Co-sponsored by the CHRIJ

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
4:00-6:00 p.m.

Devlin Hall, Room 101
Boston College

CHRIJ Year-End Gathering

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
4:00 p.m.

McGuinn 521
Boston College

Presentations from our summer research grantees and awarding graduate certificates from this year's graduating class. Refreshments to follow.

Check back soon as we add new events for the Spring of 2014. Here are a few links that might interest you:

Past Events | Video of Fall 2013 Events | Area Events