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Boisi Center Events: Alan Wolfe

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Religion and American Public Life: The Calling of a Public Intellectual

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Gasson 100 • 8:45 am - 2:00 pm
Conference featuring: Sanford Levinson, Richard Mouw, Ira Katznelson, Susan Meld Shell, Susan Jacoby, William Galston, Randall Kennedy, Joseph Quinn, Howard Gardner and Alan Wolfe.

Reception following at the Boisi Center from 2:15 - 4:30 pm.
A celebratory program will take place at 3:00 pm to mark Alan Wolfe’s retirement.


At Home in Exile: Why Diaspora Is Good for the Jews
Alan Wolfe
, Boston College (author)
Ben Birnbaum, Boston College
Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College
Kevin Kenny, Boston College
Moderated by Erik Owens, Boston College
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Murray Room, Yawkey Center • 5:30-7:00PM

The Blessings of Exile: Why Minority Status is Good for the Jews--and Everyone Else
Alan Wolfe
, Boston College
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 • Boisi Center • 12:00-1:15PM

Religion and the 2012 Presidential Primaries
Jill Lepore
, Harvard University, The New Yorker
Rebecca Traister, Salon Magazine
Alan Wolfe, Boston College
Thursday, April 12, 2012 • 4:00PM • Devlin 101

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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Humanitarian Intervention and the "Responsibility to Protect"
David Hollenbach, SJ
, Boston College
Mahmood Mamdani, Columbia University
Alan Wolfe, Boston College
Moderated by Erik Owens, Boston College
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 • 5:30PM • Higgins 300

Author Meets Critics: The Future of Liberalism
Alan Wolfe, Boston College
Mary Sarah Bilder, Boston College
Daniel J Mahoney, Assumption College
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 • 4:30-6:00 pm • McGuinn 121

2008 Election Roundtable
Alan Wolfe, Kay Schlozman, and
Marc Landy, Boston College
Thursday, November 6, 2008 • 4:30-6:00 PM • Devlin 101

The Role of the Public Intellectual
Alan Wolfe, Boston College
Sean Wilentz, Princeton University
Richard Parker, Harvard University
Sunday, October 12, 2008 • 1:30-3:00 PM • JFK Presidential Library

Red and Blue Nation?
William Galston, Brookings Institution
Hahrie Han, Wellesley College
Marc Landy, Boston College
Alan Wolfe, Boston College
Thursday, March 29, 2007 • 4:45-6:15 PM • Gasson 305

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Religion and the 2006 Mid-Term Elections
Michael Tomasky, The American Prospect
Daniel Mahoney, Assumption College
Alan Wolfe, Boston College
November 9, 2006 • 6:00-7:30 PM • Gasson 305

Religious Freedom and the Pledge of Allegiance
Michael Newdow, Plaintiff
Wendey Kaminer, Lawyer and social critic
Phillip Muñoz, Tufts University
Alan Wolfe, Boston College
October 18, 2006 • 6:00-7:00 PM • Gasson 305

Polarization in America
The Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Harvard University
James Q. Wilson, Pepperdine University
Seminar with James Q. Wilson, Alan Wolfe and Lizabeth Cohen
November 2-4, 2005

American Greatness: How the U.S. Lost, and Can Regain, Its Sense of Purpose
Alan Wolfe
, Boston College
Writers Among Us Series at Boston College
April 5, 2005 • Gasson 305

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The Future of American Religion: A Conversation
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
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003

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 • Boisi Center

Religious Diversity and the Common Good
Alan Wolfe,
Boston College
Director, The Boisi Center
January 23, 2001 • Boisi Center

Alan Wolfe: Book Sigining Party
Moral Freedom: The Search for Virtue in a World of Choice
Alan Wolfe, Boston College
April 27, 2001 • Boisi Center