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Below you will find a list of Boston College events related to, but not sponsored by, the Boisi Center.

Spring 2014

Clough Center Lecture
Anne Applebaum, Author of Gulag and Iron Curtain; Pulitzer Prize winner
“True Believers: Collaboration and Opposition under Soviet Totalitarianism”
Monday, February 3rd
5:30 • Devlin Hall, Room 101

ICS Distinguished Lecture Series
Orkestra Marhaba
“Turkish music ensemble and whirling dervishes”
Thursday, February 6
7:00 • Gasson 100

Brown Bag Lunch Talks on Contemporary Issues
Zygmunt Plater, BC Law School
“The Rolling Pork Barrel Pursues a Little Fish through Congress, Agencies, and the White House”
Monday, February 10
12:00 • McGuinn 226A
This talk is based on Professor Plater’s new book, The Snail Darter and the Dam: How Pork-Barrel Politics Endangered a Little Fish and Killed a River (Yale, 2013)

C21 Center and Center for Student Formation
Kerry Cronin, Associate Director, Lonergan Institute and Faculty Fellow, Center for Student Formation
"Making the Move: Navigating Dating Transitions"
Tuesday, February 11
7PM • Yawkey Center, Murray Function Room

Clough Center Luncheon
Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University
“The International Legal Legacy of the Global War on Terror”
Wednesday, February 12
12:00 • Barat House (RSVP by 2/10 to clough.center@bc.edu)

Program for the Study of Western Political Heritage Luncheon
Alexander Duff, Political Science Department
“Heidegger and Politics:  A Reconsideration”
12:00 • Location TBA (Limited Space – RSVPs will be required for luncheon—information to follow)

ICS Distinguished Lecture Series
Ambassador William Rugh, Frontline Public Diplomacy (author)
“American Public Diplomacy in the Middle East from Bush 41 to Obama”
Wednesday, February 12
4:30 • Location: TBD

ICS Distinguished Lecture Series
Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, executive director of the Afghan Institute of Learning
“Women’s Rights and Education in Afghanistan”
Tuesday, February 18
Time and location TBA

ICS Distinguished Lecture Series
Teri McLuhan, director of “The Frontier Gandhi”
Screening of “The Frontier Gandhi”, a documentary about Khan Abdul Khan,
a non-violent Pashtun activist
Wednesday, February 19
7:00 • McGuinn Auditorium

C21 Center and Theology Department
Daniel P. Horan, OFM, author, blogger, and columnist for America
"Dating God: Intimacy, Prayer, and Franciscan Spirituality"
Thursday, February 20
5:30 • Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

Thomas W. Smith Lecture Series
Harvey C. Mansfield, Harvard University
Title: TBA
Dinner & Discussion to follow lecture, McElroy Faculty Dining Room
(RSVPs will be required for dinner—information to follow)
Discussant: TBA
Friday, February 21
4:00 • McGuinn Auditorium

Brown Bag Lunch Talks on Contemporary Issues
Jennifer Erickson, Political Science Department
“Dangerous Trade: Arms Exports, Human Rights, and the UN Arms Trade Treaty”
Monday, February 24
12:00 • McGuinn 226A

Clough Center Lecture
Mark Mazzetti, The New York Times
“The Shadow War”
Wednesday, February 26
5:30 • Higgins Hall, Room 300

Clough Center Conference
Keynote Speakers: Jeff McMahan, Rutgers University; Elaine Scarry, Harvard University
“On Violence: Ethical, Political and Aesthetic Perspectives"
March 10-16
Specific times TBA • Stokes Hall

ICS Distinguished Lecture Series
Michael Sells, University of Chicago
“Approaching the Qu’an”
Tuesday, March 11
5:00 • Higgins 300

Clough Center Luncheon
John Finnis, Oxford University and University of Notre Dame
Title: TBA
Thursday, March 13
12:00 • Barat House (RSVP by 3/10 to clough.center@bc.edu)

Brown Bag Lunch Talks on Contemporary Issues
David Hopkins, Political Science Department
“What (the Heck) is Going on in Congress?”
Monday, March 17
12:00 • McGuinn 226A

Clough Center Lecture
Robert Pippin, University of Chicago
Title TBA
Tuesday, March 18
5:30pm • Higgins Hall, Room 300

John Marshall Lectures in Political Philosophy Luncheon, Center for Centers
Waller Newell, Carleton University
“Tyranny Ancient and Modern: Paideia versus Method”
Wednesday, March 19
12:00 • (RSVP by 3/14 to clough.center@bc.edu)

ICS Distinguished Lecture Series
Zilka Siljak, Visiting Lecturer, Harvard Divinity School
“Women, Religion, and Politics”
Thursday, March 20
Time TBA • Location TBA

C21 Center
Most Rev. Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Indianapolis
Episcopal Visitor Lecture
March 24, 2014
4:30 • Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

ICS Distinguished Lecture Series
Eric Bordenkircher, UCLA
“Islamists and a Pluralist Society”
Monday, March 24
5:30 • McGuinn Auditorium

John Marshall Lectures in Political Philosophy
Ruth Grant, Duke University “Strings Attached: Untangling the Ethic of Incentives”
Dinner/Discussion to follow lecture, McElroy Faculty Dining Room
(RSVPs will be required for dinner—information to follow)
Discussant: TBA
Friday, March 28
4:00 • Higgins 300

ICS Distinguished Lecture Series
Dunya, music ensemble
Sunday, March 30
7:00 • Gasson 100

Brown Bag Lunch Talks on Contemporary Issues
Gigi Georges, Senior Fellow, U. Penn. Fox Leadership Institute; adjunct faculty,
Political Science Department
“Current Issues in Education Reform”
Monday, March 31
12:00 • McGuinn 226A

ICS Distinguished Lecture Series
Alexander Cooley, Barnard
“The New Great Power Contest in Central Asia”
Thursday, April 3
5:00 • Higgins 300

ICS Distinguished Lecture Series
Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Monday, April 7
7:00 • Higgins 300

Theology Department and C21 Center
Rowan Williams, Emeritus Archbishop of Canterbury, Professor of Theology, Cambridge University
Revelation and Interreligious Dialogue (O'Brien Lecture)
Monday, April 7
5PM • Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

Clough Center Luncheon
Joseph Chan, University of Hong Kong
“Constitutionalism in the Chinese World: The Confucian Legacy”
Thursday, April 10
12:00 • Barat House (RSVP by 4/7 to clough.center@bc.edu)

ICS Distinguished Lecture Series
T.V. Paul, McGill
“Pakistan; the Warrior Nation” (Includes book signing)
Wednesday, April 23
Time and Location TBA

Political Science Luncheon Talk
Heinrich Meier, Director of the Carl Freidrich von Siemens Foundation; University of Munich; Committee on Social Thought
“Some Thoughts on Leo Strauss’s Thoughts on Machiavelli”
(RSVPs will be required for lunch—information to follow)
Friday, April 25
12:00 • McGuinn Third floor Conference Room

Political Science Lecture
Heinrich Meier, Director of the Carl Freidrich von Siemens Foundation; University of Munich; Committee on Social Thought
“The Beginning of the Philosophic Life and the Challenge of Faith in Revelation: Reflections on Rousseau’s Rêveries”
Dinner/discussion to follow lecture, McElroy Faculty Dining Room
(RSVPs will be required for dinner—information to follow)
Discussant: TBA
Friday, April 25
4:00 • Higgins 300

Brown Bag Lunch Talks on Contemporary Issues
Jonathan Laurence, Political Science
Title: TBA
Monday, April 28
12:00 • McGuinn 226A

Clough Center Lecture
Rainer Forst, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
Title: TBA
Wednesday, April 30
5:30 • Higgins Hall, Room 300

C21 Center and English Department
Alice McDermott, novelist, Professor of the Humanities, Johns Hopkins University
"Astonished by Love: Storytelling and the Sacramental Imagination"
Wednesday, April 30
6PM • Brighton Campus, Cadigan Center Atrium

STM and C21 Center
Cardinal Walter Kasper, Cardinal-Priest of Ognissanti, in Via Appia Nuova and President Emeritus, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
"The Message of Mercy and Its Importance Today"
Thursday, May 1
4:30 • Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

Clough Center Lecture
Jurgen Habermas
Title: TBA
Wednesday, May 5
Time and Location TBD

 

Local Events

Below you will find a list of local events related to, but not sponsored by, the Boisi Center or Boston College.

 

2013-14 events to be announced.