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Fall 2008 Events

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The Roosevelt Legacy:  How FDR Shaped the Modern Presidency Patrick Maney, Boston College
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 
12:00-1:15 PM • Boisi Center

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Invisibility Syndrome of African Americans in Educational Institutions
Anderson J. Franklin, Boston College
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
12:00-1:15 PM • Boisi Center


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Catholics and the 2008 Election
Amy Sullivan, TIME Magazine
Michael Sean Winters, America and Catholic World Magazines
Alan Wolfe, moderator
Thursday, October 9, 2008
4:30-6:00 PM • Devlin 101


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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


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Georges Rouault's Epistemological Modesty
Stephen Schloesser, Boston College
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 
12:00-1:15 PM • Boisi Center

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Promised Land: Exodus and America, A Festival of Ideas
October 22-26, 2008 • Boston
Sponsored by Nextbook and the New Center for Arts and Culture



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Madison's Hand: Remembering the Constitutional Convention (Thoughts on the History of the Book and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition)
Mary Sarah Bilder, Boston College
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
12:00-1:15 PM • Boisi Center


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


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"Ways of Knowing:" Re-integrating Spirituality in the Catholic University and Liberal Arts
James W. Morris, Boston College
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
12:00-1:15 PM • Boisi Center


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American Secularism for American Muslims: Challenges and Prospects
Eighth Annual Prophetic Voices Lecture

Abdullahi An-Na'im
Thursday, November 13, 2008
4:30-6:00 PM • Higgins 300


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Giving the Dead Their Living Voices: On Writing Biography
Paul Mariani, Boston College
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
12:00-1:15 PM • Boisi Center



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One Nation Under God? The Role of Religion in American Public Life
Mass Humanities 2008 Symposium

Saturday, November 22, 2008
Robsham Theater, Boston College
Sponsored by The Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities