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Fall 2011 Events

Fall 2011 Events

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Interrogation Policy after Osama bin Laden

Glenn Carle, former CIA interrogator
Kenneth Himes, O.F.M, Boston College
Sanford Levinson, University of Texas School of Law
Moderated by Erik Owens, Boston College
Monday, September 12, 2011
6:30PM • Higgins 310

 

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Author Meets Critics: Political Evil: What It Is and How to Combat It by Alan Wolfe

Alan Wolfe, Boston College
Martha Minow
, Harvard Law School
James Traub, New York Times Magazine
Moderated by Erik Owens, Boston College
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
6:00PM • Higgins 300

 

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The Life and Work of Christian Legal Theorist William Stuntz

David Skeel, Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Boisi Center • 12:00-1:15PM

 

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Iran and the Arab Spring: Tehran's Love-Hate Relationship with People Power

Scott Peterson, Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Boisi Center • 12:00-1:15PM

 

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Pelagius and Augustine: A Contemporary Take on an Ancient Controversy

Tzvetan Todorov, CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), Paris
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
5:30PM • McGuinn Hall 334


 

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Faculty Seminar: On Political Messianism (reading The Totalitarian Experience, 2011)

Tzvetan Todorov, CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), Paris
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Boisi Center • 9:00AM-10:30AM

 

 

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Graduate Student Seminar: Art, Politics, Morality (reading The Limits of Art, 2011)

Tzvetan Todorov, CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), Paris
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Boisi Center • 10:30AM-12:00PM

 

 

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Religion in America: A Political History

Denis Lacorne, CERI, Sciences-Po (France)
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Boisi Center • 12:00-1:15PM

 

 

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Social Ethics and Social Practice in Puritan New England: A Reconsideration

David Hall, Harvard Divinity School
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Boisi Center • 12:00-1:15PM

 

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Writers Save: How Poets and Novelists Came to Comfort the Faithful and Strengthen the Doubters

Alan Jacobs, Wheaton College
Respondent: Judith Wilt, Boston College
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
5:00PM • Gasson 305

 

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How God Commands Religious Liberty: Islamic Minarets and Liberal Democracy

Gregor Scherzinger, University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Boisi Center • 12:00-1:15PM