The Jesuit Institute sponsors a variety of events that address the issues of faith and culture. These events are generally lectures, panels, or conference meetings. These events introduce to the University's academic community a diversity of scholars and their research. The majority of the Jesuit Institute lectures are co-sponsored with other offices and departments of the university. They cover any topic related to faith and culture that promotes the mission of Boston College. There is one annual lecture sponsored by the Institute entitled the "Canisius Lecture." This lecture addresses some issues in theology and is given by a prominent theologian.