Fall 2016 Events

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Ending Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage in Tanzania

Liz Mach, Maryknoll Lay Missioner

August 31, 2016


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Service Learning and the PULSE Program at BC

Meghan T. Sweeney, Boston College

September 13, 2016


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Black Natural Law

Vincent Lloyd, Villanova University

September 14, 2016


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The New Bostonians: How Immigrants have Transformed Boston since the 1960s

Marilynn Johnson, Boston College

September 21, 2016


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Economy for the Common Good: A Theory of Change That Works

Christian Felber, Author and Essayist

September 21, 2016

This event is co-sponsored by the Theology Department, the Carroll School of Management, and the Managing for Social Impact interdisciplinary minor.


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Speak, Stand, Sit or Scream? How Young People Engage Politics and the World in 2016

Craig Ford, GSAS '18,  Theology (PhD)
Najat Goso, MCAS '18, Communications
Isra Hussain, MCAS '17, Psychology
Russell Simons, MCAS '17, Biology 

September 28, 2016


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Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Craig Ford, Cornell University

Martin Summers (response), Boston College

October 4, 2016

This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for the Liberal Arts and the African and African Diaspora Studies Program.


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Public Theology and the Global Common Good: The Contribution of David Hollenbach, S.J.

October 14–15, 2016

Co-sponsored by the Institute for the Liberal Arts, Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, The Jesuit Institute, Theology Department, School of Theology and Ministry, International Studies Program, and the Center for Human Rights and International Justice.


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Just War Revisited

General James DubikU.S. Army, ret., Georgetown University 

Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, Harvard University

Ambassador James F. Jeffrey, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

October 20, 2016


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An Ethics for the Coming Storm: A Theological Reflection on Climate Change

Laurie Zoloth, Northwestern University

October 25, 2016


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Religion, Ethics, and the 2016 Presidential Election

MT Dávila, Andover Newton Theological School
Marc Landy, Boston College
Alan Wolfe, Boston College
Erik Owens, Boston College

November 2, 2016


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The Christians of Lebanon: Surviving amidst Chaos

Marius Deeb, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Hoover Institute, Stanford University

November 9, 2016

Co-sponsored with the Department of Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Theology, Islamic Civilization and Societies, and Christian Solidarity International (CSI). 


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Factoring Faith into Development

Amie Harris, U.S. Agency for International Development

November 14, 2016


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Stories that Move: A USAID Book-a-thon Event

Peter H. Reynolds, Children's book author

Paul Reynolds, CEO, FableVision Studios

November 15, 2016


Religion and Conflict Transformation

Fr. Raymond G. Helmick, S.J., Inaugural Memorial Lecture

Professor David Little, Georgetown University

December 11, 2016

This event is sponsored by the Center for Human Rights and International Justice; the Faith, Peace and Justice Program; Film Studies; Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries; the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre; the Rotary Club of Scituate, MA; and the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life.