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Upcoming Boisi Center Events


By Office of News & Public Affairs |

Published: Oct. 4, 2012

The role of nuns in American public life will be the subject of an Oct. 18 panel discussion sponsored by the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life as part of its offerings of events examining some of the most pressing political and social issues in the US.

Associate Professor of Theology Mary Ann Hinsdale, IHM, will join Sara Butler, MSBT, the Chester and Margaret Paluch Professor of Theology in the Ecclesiastical Faculty of the University of St. Mary of the Lake (Ill.) and Syracuse University Associate Professor of History and Political Science Margaret Thompson for the discussion, which will be moderated by Boisi Center Associate Director Erik Owens. The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. in Higgins 310.

Boisi Center Director Alan Wolfe, a professor of political science, will moderate “Latinos and the 2012 Election” on Nov. 1, which also takes place at 5:30 p.m. in Higgins 310. Panelists will be Luis Lugo, director of the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, Yale University Professor of History and American Studies Stephen Pitti and Susan Eckstein, professor of sociology and international relations at Boston University.

Former CIA interrogator Glenn Carle will present “An Update on the ‘War on Terror’: Facts and Fears” on Nov. 14. Carle served 23 years in the CIA Clandestine Services, working in a number of overseas posts on four continents and in Washington, DC. The lecture, co-sponsored with the Institute for the Liberal Arts, Law School, International Studies Program, Islamic Civilization and Societies Program, Sociology and History departments, takes place at 7 p.m. in Fulton 511.

University of Notre Dame Associate Dean and Professor of Law Richard Garnett will speak on “Two There Are: Understanding the Separation of Church and State” on Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in Gasson 100. Garnett is the founding director of the Notre Dame Law School’s Program on Church, State, and Society, an interdisciplinary project that focuses on the role of religious institutions, communities, and authorities in the social order.

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