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Spring 2013

Youth and Diplomacy: My Experience as the U.S. Youth Delegate
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013
Brooke Loughrin (Boston College)
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Poverty and American National Priorities
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013
Eric Gregory (Princeton University), Susan Crawford Sullivan (College of the Holy Cross), William Julius Wilson (Harvard University)
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The Papacy after Benedict XVI
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
Rev. James Bretzke, S.J., Sr. Mary Ann Hinsdale, I.H.M., Rev. Robert Imbelli, Rev. James M. Weiss, moderated by Rev. Mark Massa, S.J. (all from Boston College)
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Youth Civic Engagement
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013
Meira Levinson (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
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What Is Liberation Theology?
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2013
Roberto Goizueta (Boston College)
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Prophetic Action & Imagination
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2013
Ernesto Cortes (Industrial Areas Foundation)
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Cosmopolitanism in Constitutional Law
Thursday, Apr. 11, 2013
Vlad Perju (Boston College)
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Religion, State and Eduation: Turkish and American Perspectives
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2013
Erik Owens (Boston College)
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Fall 2012

Diaspora: An Introduction
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 2012
Kevin Kenny (Boston College)
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Standards for Effective Elementary and Secondary Catholic Schools: A Responsibility for Higher Education
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 2012
Patricia Weitzel-O'Neill (Boston College)
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Nuns in American Public Life
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
Sr. Mary Bendyna (Aquinas College), Sr. Mary Ann Hinsdale, IHM (Boston College), Margaret Thompson (Syracuse University)
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Latinos and the 2012 Election
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
Luis Lugo (Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life), Susan Eckstein (Boston University), Alan Wolfe (Boston College)
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Religion and the Liberal Aims of Higher Education
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012
Friday, Nov. 9, 2012
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American Dreams: Jews and Broadway
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012
Stuart Hecht (Boston College)
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Update on the 'War on Terror': Facts and Fears
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012
Glenn Carle (former CIA interrogator)
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Individuals, Institutions, and Religious Freedom
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012
Richard Garnett (University of Notre Dame), Gregory Kalscheur, S.J. (Boston College)
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Spring 2012

For God and Country: Religion and the U.S. Military
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012
Fr. Richard Erikson (U.S. Air Force), Jonathan Ebel (University of Illinois)
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Power, History and Meaning: World Religions and Political Affairs
Thursday, Mar. 1, 2012
Christian Polke (University of Hamburg)
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Religious Exclusivism and Pluralism as a Political Project
Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012
Miroslav Volf (Yale Divinity School)
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Islam and Democracy: A Closer Look at the Turkish Model
Friday, Mar. 16, 2012
An all-day conference co-sponsored by the Islamice Civilizations and Societies Program, the Peace Islands Institute, the Turkish Cultural Center, and the Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe at Harvard Kennedy School
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Citizenship in the Global City: Catholic Social Teaching and Community Organizing in East London
Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2012
Vincent Rougeau (Boston College Law School)
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Religion and the 2012 Presidential Primaries
Thursday, Apr. 12, 2012
Jill Lepore (Harvard University, The New Yorker), Rebecca Traister (Salon Magazine), Alan Wolfe (Boston College)
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Islamic Civilizations & Societies: Establishing a New Major with a U.S. Department of Education Grant
Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2012
Kathleen Bailey (Boston College)
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Fall 2011

Interrogation Policy after Osama bin Laden
Monday, Sep. 12, 2011
Glenn Carle (former CIA interrogator), Kenneth Himes, O.F.M. (Boston College), Sanford Levinson (University of Texas School of Law)
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Author Meets Critic: Political Evil: What It Is and How to Combat It by Alan Wolfe
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2011
Alan Wolfe (Boston College), Martha Minow (Harvard Law School), James Traub (New York Times Magazine)
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The Life and Work of Christian Legal Theorist William Stuntz
Thursday, Sep. 22, 2011
David Skeel (University of Pennsylvania Law School)
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Iran and the Arab Spring: Tehran's Love-Hate Relationship with People Power
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2011
Scott Peterson (Christian Science Monitor)
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Pelagius and Augustine: A Contemporary Take on an Ancient Controversy
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
Tzvetan Todorov (National Center for Scientific Research, Paris)
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Religion in America: A Political History
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011
Denis Lacorne (CERI, Sciences-Po, France)
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Social Ethics and Social Practice in Puritan New England: A Reconsideration
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011
David Hall (Harvard Divinity School)
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Writers Save: How Poets and Novelists Came to Comfort the Faithful and Strengthen the Doubters
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011
Alan Jacobs (Wheaton College)
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How God Commands Religious Liberty: Islamic Minarets and Liberal Democracy
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011
Gregor Scherzinger (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
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Spring 2011

The Limits of International Human Rights Law in the U.S. Constitution
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011
Hiroshi Nakazato (Boston College)
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Climate Change and Christian Ethics
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011
Willis Jenkins (Yale Divinity School)
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The Legal and Religious Status of Women in Nigerian Society
Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2011
Hauwa Ibrahim (Harvard Divinity School)
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New Imaging Technologies at the End of Life: Promises and Ethical Challenges
Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2011
Andrea Vicini, S.J., M.D. (Boston College)
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Perfect Storm: How the Imminent Crisis in Higher Education Can Strengthen Liberal Education
Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011
W. Robert Connor (Teagle Foundation)
Co-Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Educational Policy (CSTEEP)
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The Risk of Civil Society: Voluntary Associations and Political Stability in Ancient and Modern Thought
Thursday, Apr. 14, 2011
Yonder Gillihan (Boston College)
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Wanting It All: Women and the State of Feminism in America
Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2011
Lisa Sowle Cahill (Boston College), Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (Harvard University), Cynthia Young (Boston College)
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Last Best Hope: International Lives of the American Civil War
Thursday, Apr. 28, 2011
David Quigley (Boston College)
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Fall 2010

Humanitarian Intervention and the "Responsibility to Protect"
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010
David Hollenbach, SJ (Boston College), Mahmood Mamdani (Columbia University), Alan Wolfe (Boston College)
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The Rising Power of the American Dead
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010
Ray Madoff (Boston College Law School)
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Presidential Roulette
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010
Richard Albert (Boston College Law School)
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Author Meets Critics: "The Religious Test"
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010
Damon Linker (Contributing Editor of The New Republic), Patrick Deneen (Georgetown University), Mark Silk (Trinity College)
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The University in the 21st Century: Thinking about Ethics, Persons, and Discourse
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010
James F. Keenan, SJ (Boston College)
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The Hebrew Republic: Jewish Sources and the Transformation of European Political Thought
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010
Eric Nelson (Harvard University)
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Spring 2010

Benedict XVI and the U.S. Bishops: Political Differences and the Differences They Make
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010
Lisa Sowle Cahill (Boston College)
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Causes of the Financial Crisis and the Future of the Financial Services Industry
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010
Geoffrey T. Boisi
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Rousseau's Paradoxical Legacy
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010
Ourida Mostefai (Boston College)
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After the Culture War?: Shifts and Continuities in the Obama Era and Beyond
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010
John Dombrink (University of California, Irvine)
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Philanthropy as Spiritual Exercise: Soul, Relationships and Community
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010
Paul Schervish (Boston College)
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Exporting the First Freedom
Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2010
Martha Bayles (Boston College)
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Natural Law, God, and Human Dignity
Thursday, Mar. 25, 2010
Robert George (Princeton University)
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What Has HIV/AIDS Led Us To Understand about Global Ethical Challenges?
Thursday, Apr. 8, 2010
James Keenan, S.J. (Boston College)
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A Matter of Conscience: Religious Exemptions and the Healthcare Debate
Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010
Melissa Rogers (Wake Forest University), Rev. J. Bryan Hehir (Harvard University), Dr. Michael Greene, M.D. (Massachusetts General Hospital)
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FALL 2009

Democracy (For Me): Religious and Secular Beliefs in Turkey and Liberal Democracy
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009
Murat Somer (Koç University in Istanbul)
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The Church, the Economy, and Social Justice: Reflections on Caritas in Veritate
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009
Daniel Finn (St. John's University), Robert Imbelli (Boston College), Stephen Pope (Boston College)
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1960 and 2008: The Continuities and Disparities Between Obama and Kennedy
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009
Shaun Casey (Wesley Theological Seminary)
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Israel and Palestine: the State of the Question
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009
Raymond Cohen (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Richard Norton (Boston University), Col. Desmond Travers (The International Institute for Criminal Investigations)
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Evangelicals and the Catholic Mind: From Repulsion to Attraction
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009
Tal Howard (Gordon College)
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"We Are BC": Academic and Athletic Excellence on the Heights
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009
Gene DeFilippo (Boston College)
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Torture: Is It Always Wrong?
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009
Kenneth Himes, O.F.M. (Boston College)
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Secularization and Contemporary Religious Renewal in Europe
Monday, Nov. 16, 2009
Danièle Hervieu-Léger (l'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales)
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Religion, History, and Education: Facing History and Ourselves
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009
Adam Strom (Facing History and Ourselves)
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Spring 2009

Ways of Knowing: Field Science in the 21st Century
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009
Noah Snyder (Boston College)
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The Faiths of a Catholic University: Personal or Impersonal?
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009
James Bernauer, S.J. (Boston College)
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Realism, Ethics & US Foreign Policy
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009
Jean Bethke Elshtain (University of Chicago), Fr. Bryan Hehrir (Harvard University), Andrew J. Bacevich (Boston University)
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Ways of Knowing and Catholic Intellectual Traditions: Women Living with HIV/AIDS in the US
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009
Rosanna DeMarco (Boston College)
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Intuition, Emotion and Visualization
Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2009
Crystal Tiala (Boston College)
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Redeeming Freedom: Evangelicals and Democracy, Around the World and Across Time
Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2009
Timothy Samuel Shah (Council on Foreign Relations)
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Building: Community, Houses, Resumes?
Thursday, Mar. 19, 2009
Robert Murphy, Jennie Purnell, Dan Couch, Matt Raffol
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Scientific Knowledge and Faith
Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2009
Paul Davidovits (Boston College)
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Human Evolution and Christian Ethics
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2009
Stephen Pope (Boston College)
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Gettysburg in Rehab
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2009
John Summers (Boston College)
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Ways of Knowing through Iconography: The Temple of Solomon and the Dome of the Rock
Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2009
Pamela Berger
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Author Meets Critic: The Future of Liberalism
Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2009
Alan Wolfe (Boston College), Mary Sarah Bilder (Boston College), Daniel J. Mahoney (Assumption College)
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Fall 2008

The Roosevelt Legacy:  How FDR Shaped the Modern Presidency
Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2008
Patrick Maney (Boston College)
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Invisibility Syndrome of African Americans inEducational Institutions
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008
Anderson J. Franklin (Boston College)
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Catholics and the 2008 Election
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
Amy Sullivan (TIME Magazine), Michael Sean Winters (America and Catholic World Magazines)
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Georges Rouault's Epistemological Modesty
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008
Stephen Schloesser (Boston College)
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Madison's Hand: Remembering the Constitutional Convention (Thoughts on the History of the Book and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition)
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008
Mary Sarah Bilder (Boston College)
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2008 Election Roundtable
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008
Alan Wolfe (Boston College), Kay Schlozman (Boston College), Marc Landy (Boston College
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"Ways of Knowing": Re-integrating Spirituality in the Catholic University and Liberal Arts
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008
James W. Morris (Boston College)
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American Secularism for American Muslims: Challenges and Prospects
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008
Abdullahi An-Na'im
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Giving the Dead Their Living Voices: On Writing Biography
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008
Paul Mariani (Boston College)
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Spring 2008

Muslims in the United States
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008
Peter Skerry (Boston College)
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The Unbearable Lightness of Christian Legal Scholarship
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008
David Skeel (University of Pennsylvania)
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Assessing the 2008 "Super Primary"
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008
Alan Wolfe (Boston College), Kay Schlozman (Boston College), Marc Landy (Boston College)
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Mormons in American Politics
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008
Clayton Christensen (Harvard Business School)
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Just Schools
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008
Martha Minow (Harvard Law School)
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What Do We Owe the Iraqis?
Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2008
Fr. Bryan Hehir (Harvard University), Andrew J. Bacevich (Boston University), Fr. Paul McNellis, SJ (Boston College)
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Advances in Stem Cell Research
Thursday, Apr. 3, 2008
Ole Isacson (Harvard Medical School)
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"Yes, God Is Real": A Born-Again Public Intellectual Reflects on Catholic Faith in Reason and Community
Thursday, Apr. 17, 2008
John DiIluio (University of Pennsylvania)
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Immigration & the Scandinavian Welfare State
Thursday, Apr. 19, 2008
Grete Brochmann (University of Oslo)
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Gay Marriage in Theology, Law and Politics
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2008
William Stacy Johnson (Princeton Theological Seminary), David Blankenhorn (Institute for American Values), Kerry Healey (Former Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts), Cheryl Jacques (Brody, Hordoon, Perkins & Kesten, LLP)
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Fall 2007

A Thirty-third Stone? Civil Religion, Mourning and Memorials at Virginia Tech
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 2007
Jerome Copulsky (Goucher College)
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Student Advisory Panel Organizational Meeting
Thursday, Sep. 27, 2007
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Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007
Emilie Townes (Yale Divinity School)
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Author Meets Critics: A Theology of Public Life
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007
Charles Matthewes (University of Virginia), Ronald Thiemann (Harvard Divinity School), David Hollenbach, S.J. (Boston College)
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Deportation Nation: Outsiders in American History
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007
Daniel Kanstroom (Boston College)
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Gambling and the American Moral Landscape
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007
Friday, Oct. 26, 2007
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Failing America's Faithful
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (Georgetown University)
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Student Debate on Gambling
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007
Josh Darr, Timothy Mooney
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Spring 2007

The Role of Catholic Universities in American Public Life
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007
David O'Brien (College of the Holy Cross)
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Headscarves and Holy Days: Should the Law Make Exceptions?
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007
Leah Farish, Marci Hamilton (Yeshiva University), Jytte Klausen (Brandeis University)
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"The Theocons" in American Public Life
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007
Damon Linker, Jorge Garcia (Boston College)
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The Danger of Prophecy
Thursday, Mar. 15, 2007
Rev. Peter Gomes (Harvard University)
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Conference: Blasphemy and Free Expression in Secular Democracies
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2007
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Islam in Europe and the United States
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2007
Kishwer Falkner (Baroness of Margravine, U.K. House of Lords)
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Red and Blue Nation?
Thursday, Mar. 29, 2007
Bill Galston (Brookings Institute), Alan Wolfe (Boston College)
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Blasphemy in Ink: The Danish Mohammed Cartoons and their Fallout
Thursday, Apr. 3, 2007
John McCoy (Boston College)
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Current Developments in Middle Eastern Politics and Religion
Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2007
Shai Feldman (Brandeis University)
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Fall 2006

Judging Intelligent Design: Should the Courts Decide What Counts as Science or Religion?
Thursday, Sep. 28, 2006
Jay Wexler (Boston University School of Law)
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Integrating Islam in France (and Europe)
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006
Jonathan Laurence (Boston College)
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Religious Freedom and the Pledge of Allegiance
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006
Michael Newdow, Wendy Kaminer, Phillip Muñoz (Tufts Univeristy), Alan Wolfe (Boston College)
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Overcoming Religious Illiteracy Through Public Education
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006
Diane L. Moore (Harvard Divinity School)
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Religion and the 2006 Mid-Term Elections
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006
Michael Tomasky (The American Project), Daniel Mahoney (Assumption College), Alan Wolfe (Boston College)
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Ethical Responsibilities toward Forced Migrants as a Framework for Advocacy: African Perspectives
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006
David Hollenbach, S.J. (Boston College), Elizabeth King, Esq. (Boston College)
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Spring 2006

The Courtier and the Heretic: Leibniz, Spinoza and the Fate of God in the Modern World
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006
Matthew Stewart
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Faith and Poverty: Personal Religiosity and Organized Religion in the Lives of Low-Income Urban Mothers
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006
Susan Crawford Sullivan (The College of the Holy Cross)
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Combating 'Evildoers' in the Developing World: Eisenhower's Vietnam to Bush's Iraq
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006
Seth Jacobs (Boston College)
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The Faith of Feminists: Religion in the National Organization for Women
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2006
Ann Braude (Harvard University)
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Studying Children's Religion
Friday, Mar. 24, 2006
Robert Orsi (Harvard University)
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Pope Benedict After One Year
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2006
Thomas Groome (Boston College), James Weiss (Boston College), Mary Ann Hinsdale (Boston College), Kenneth Himes (Boston College)
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Truth and Fiction in the Da Vinci Code or the Enduring Apeal of Conspiracy Theories
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2006
Dean Harrold Attridge (Yale Divinity School)
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Fall 2005

American Religion in the European Mind: From Georg W. Hegel to George W. Bush
Thursday, Sep. 21, 2005
Tal Howard (Gordon College)
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The Silent Body of Audrey Santo
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2005
Mathew Schmalz (College of the Holy Cross)
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God's Politics After Katrina
Monday, Oct. 17, 2005
Jim Wallis
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Jews of Boston: Bridging Wisdom, Community, and Culture, 1995-2004
Friday, Oct. 27, 2005
Jonathan D. Sarna (Brandeis University)
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Time to Talk about 'Private' Belief and 'Public' Scholarship
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2005
Mark U. Edwards (Harvard Divinity School)
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Spring 2005

Local Islam Gone Global: The Roots of Religious Militancy in Egypt and Its Transnational Transformation
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005
James Toth (Northeastern University)
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Ecclesial Ethics: What Can We Learn from the Early Church?
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2005
Francine Cardman (Weston Jesuit School of Theology)
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“Good and Faithful Service: Findings from the Boston College Survey of Undergraduate Experience and Implications for Religious Mission of Catholic Universities”
Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005
James Fleming (Boston College)
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Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continued
Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2005
Sister Helen Prejean
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Religion and aging: Findings from a Sixty Year Longitudinal Study
Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2005
Michele Dillon (University of New Hampshire)
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Hearts of Darkness: American Protestants and the Doctrine of Original Sin, 1945-1965
Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2005
Andrew Finstuen History (Boston College)
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The Conclave and the New Pope: Precedents, Paradoxes, and Priorities
Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2005
James M. Weiss (Boston College)
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The Press and Faith Based Politics
Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2005
Stephen Burgard (Northeastern University)
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Fall 2004

Handing on A Faith: Challenges Opportunities of our Time
Wednesday, Sep. 29, 2004
Thomas Groome (Boston College)
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Religion, Foreign Policy and the Media in a Post 9-11 Context
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004
Richard Chacon (Harvard University)
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The Women Changing the Face of Christianity
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004
Dr. Colleen Griffith ( Boston College)
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Spring 2004

Voluntary and Diverse: American Religion and American Society
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004
Nancy Ammerman (Boston University)
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American Jesus: How the Son of God Became an American Icon
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004
Stephen Prothero (Boston University)
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French Perceptions of Religion in America: from Voltaire to Régis Debray
Monday, Feb. 23, 2004
Denis Lacorne (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales)
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Faith in Boston: How Congregations Confront the Changing Urban Structure
Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2004
Lowell Livezey (Harvard Divinity School)
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The Role of Soft Religions in Democratization
Friday, Mar. 19, 2004
Amitai Etzioni (George Washington University)
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Being the Hands of God: the Jewish Call to Social Justice
Tuesday, Mar. 23, 2004
David Saperstein (Georgetown University)
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When Families Demand Treatment the Physician Believes Inappropriate: New Challenges in End-of-Life Care
Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2004
John Paris (Boston College)
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Virtuous Sexual Ethics
Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2004
Jim Keenan (Boston College)
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Economic Spirituality: Integrating Who You Are With What You Buy
Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2004
Tom Beaudoin (Boston College)
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Religion and the Presidential Election
Monday, Apr. 26, 2004
Alan Wolfe (Boston College), Elaine Kamarck (Harvard's Kennedy School of Government), E. J. Dionne (Georgetown University)
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A Stone of Hope: Prophetic Religion & Death of Jim Crow
Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2004
Professor David Chappell (University of Arkansas)
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Fall 2003

Bishops and Bosses:
Changing Trends in Church-State Relations in Boston

Thursday, Sep. 9, 2003
Tom O'Connor (Boston College)
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All That's Holy: A Young Man, An Old Car and the Search for God in America
Thursday, Sep. 23, 2003
Tom Levinson (University of Chicago)
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Unlikely Allies: Church and Society in Racial Passing
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2003
James O'Toole (Boston College)
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Studying Hinduism as an Interdisciplinary Practice:
Notes from Boston, Oxford, and Delhi

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2003
Francis X. Clooney, S.J. (Boston College)
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The Role of Religion and Faith-based Initiatives in Urban Communities
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003
Stephen Goldsmith, Marc Landy (Boston College), Thomas Massaro (Weston Jesuit School of Theology), Joseph O'Keefe (Boston College), Alan Wolfe (Boston College)
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The Future of American Religion: A Conversation
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003
R. Scott Appleby (Notre Dame University), David Brooks (The New York Times), Wendy Kaminer (The Atlantic Monthly), Peter Steinfels (The New York Times), Alan Wolfe (Boston College)
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Where Does Character Formation Happen in the University Today?: Thinking About the "Parallel Curriculum"
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2003
J. A. Appleyard, S.J. (Boston College)
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Spring 2003

Unholy War in Islam
Qamar Ul Huda, Theology Department, Boston College
January 22, 2003
24 Quincy Road, Boisi Center
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Gathering Power: Future of Progressive Politics in USA
Paul Osterman, Sloan School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
February 5, 2003
24 Quincy Road, Boisi Center
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How Buddhist Doctrine of Skillful Means Supports Transnational Buddhist Expansion and Adaptation
John Makransky, Theology Department, Boston College
March 12, 2003
24 Quincy Road, Boisi Center
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The Pluralism Project: Research and Opportunities
Grove Harris, Harvard Divinity School
March 24, 2003
24 Quincy Road, Boisi Center
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Evangelical Protestants in the Public Square: Drawbacks and Opportunities
Richard Mouw, President, Fuller Theological Seminary
Annual Lecture on Prophetic Voices of the Church
Reception: Gasson Rotunda
April 10, 2003
Gasson 100
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The Eliot School Rebellion, Boston, 1859: Education, Slavery and the Nineteenth Century Catholic Revival
John McGreevy, History, University of Notre Dame
April 29, 2003
24 Quincy Road, Boisi Center
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Fulbright American Studies Institute on Religion in Contemporary America: Church, State and Society
June 2-July 1, 2003
24 Quincy Road, Boisi Center
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Fall 2002

Fullbright American Studies Institute on Religion in Contemporary America: Church, State and Society
September 15 - October 12, 2002
24 Quincy Road, Boisi Center
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Restoration of the Republic: The Jeffersonian Ideal in the 21st Century
Gary Hart, Former U.S. Senator
September 18, 2002
Gasson 305
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In Search of an American Catholicism
Jay P. Dolan, Notre Dame
October 22, 2002
24 Quincy Road, Boisi Center
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Spring 2002

Reflections on Political Islam After September 11
Ali Banuazizi Psychology, Boston College
January 23, 2002
24 Quincy Road, Boisi Center
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Economists Versus Human Beings?
A.W.C. Waterman Economics, University of Manitoba
Earhardt Foundation Visiting Fellow at the Boisi Center
January 30, 2002
24 Quincy Road, Boisi Center
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Genetics, Religion, and Social Ethics
Lisa Cahill, Theology, Boston College
February 6, 2002
24 Quincy Road, Boisi Center
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Prospects for Peace in the Middle East
Ray Helmick, S.J., Theology, Boston College
February 20, 2002
24 Quincy Road, Boisi Center
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Judaism and Civic Participation in American Life
Professors David Novak, Michael Broyde,
Michael Gottsegen and Kevin Hasson
March 12, 2002
Gasson 100
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The Struggle for the Soul of Islam: Inclusive and Exclusive Tendencies Since September 11
Professor Michael Sells, Haverford College
March 13, 2002
Devlin 008
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Faith, Reason and Democracy in Islam
Dr. Abdolkarim Soroush, Visiting Professor, Harvard Divinity School
March 25, 2002
McGuinn 121
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What is the Prophetic Role of the Catholic Church in American Society Today?
Father Bryan Hehir
President, Catholic Charities USA
Inaugural “Prophetic Voices of the American Churches" Lecture
April 1, 2002
Gasson 100
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Beyond the Synagogue Walls
Professor Lynn Davidman, Judaic Studies, Brown University
April 11, 2002
24 Quincy Road, Boisi Center
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Melville, Our Contemporary
Andrew Delbanco, Humanities, Columbia University
April 11, 2002
Gasson 305
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Lived Religion Workshop
Alan Wolfe, Boston College
Patricia M. Y. Chang, Boston College
Nancy Ammerman, Hartford Seminary
R. Marie Griffith, Princeton University
June 14 – 16, 2002
24 Quincy Road, Boisi Center
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Fall 2001

The Common Good
David Hollenbach, Theology Department, Boston College
September 11, 2001   
24 Quincy Road, Boisi Center
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The Legacy of Theocracy: Discord in the Public Realm
Lucas Swaine, Government Department, Dartmouth College
September 25, 2001
24 Quincy Road, Boisi Center
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A Story of Shalom: The Calling of Christians and Jews by a Covenanting God
Phillip Cunningham, Theology Department, Boston College
October 10, 2001
24 Quincy Road, Boisi Center
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The Logic of Fundamentalism: Comparing Movements After September 11
Martin E. Marty, The Divinity School of the University of Chicago
October 31, 2001
Church of St. Ignatius at Boston College, 28 Commonwealth Ave.
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Order, War and Terrorism: Drawing Moral Lines
The Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, Harvard Divinity School
November 1, 2001
Church of St. Ignatius at Boston College, 28 Commonwealth Ave.
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War, Peace and a Crisis in the Life of God
Jack Miles
A Lowell Lecture in the Humanities
November 15, 2001
100 Gasson Hall
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Spring 2001

Economics and Ethics: Keynes on the Purpose of Economic Activity and the Justice of Economic Exchanges
Lord Robert Skidelsky Economics, University of Warwick
Templeton Lecture Series
February 20, 2001
Gasson 305
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Conference on the Moral and Normative Aspects of School Choice
March 9-10, 2001
Fulton 511
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Roundtable Discussion of President Bush's Proposal on Faith Based Initiatives
Panelists:
  Barney Frank, U.S. Congressman
  Charles Glenn, Boston University
  Wendy Kaminer, The Radcliffe Institute
  Dennis Shirley, The Lynch School of Education, Boston College
March 19, 2001
Devlin 101
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The Lustre of Our Country: Why Religious Freedom is Foundational for Country and Church
The Honorable John T. Noonan, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Templeton Lecture Series
March 22, 2001
Gasson 305
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Religion, Class and Politics in the United States
Seymour Martin Lipset, School of Public Policy, George Mason University
Templeton Lecture Series
April 19, 2001
5th Floor Lounge McGuinn Hall
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Fall 2000

Catholic Identity: Balancing Reason, Faith and Power
Michele Dillon Sociology, Yale University
October 30, 2000
24 Quincy Road, Boisi Center
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Ethics and Medicine
Sherwin Nuland, M.D. Yale Medical Center
November 14, 2000
24 Quincy Road, Boisi Center
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Religion and the 2000 Election: A Panel Discussion
David Brooks, The Weekly Standard
E.J. Dionne, The Washington Post
The Templeton Lecture Series
November 16, 2000
Gasson 305
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