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Fall 2009 Events

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Democracy (For Me): Religious and Secular Beliefs in
Turkey and Liberal Democracy

Murat Somer, Koç University in Istanbul
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
12:00-1:15 PM • Boisi Center


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The Church, the Economy, and Social Justice:
Reflections on Caritas in Veritate

Daniel Finn, St. John's University
Robert Imbelli, Boston College
Stephen Pope, Boston College
Thursday, October 8, 2009
5:00-6:30 PM • Gasson 305


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1960 and 2008:  The Continuities and Disparities
Between Obama and Kennedy

Shaun Casey, Wesley Theological Seminary
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
12:00-1:15 PM • Boisi Center


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Israel and Palestine: the State of the Question
Raymond Cohen, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Richard Norton, Boston University
Col. Desmond Travers, The International Institute for Criminal Investigations
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
5:30-7:00 PM • Higgins 310


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Evangelicals and the Catholic Mind: From Repulsion to Attraction
Tal Howard, Gordon College
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
12:00-1:15 PM • Boisi Center



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"We Are BC": Academic and Athletic Excellence on the Heights

Gene DeFilippo, Boston College
Thursday, November 5, 2009
5:30-7:00 PM • Cushing 001


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Torture: Is it Always Wrong?
Kenneth Himes, O.F.M., Boston College
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
12:00-1:15 PM • Boisi Center 



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Secularization and Contemporary Religious Renewal in Europe
Danièle Hervieu-Léger, l'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
Monday, November 16, 2009
12:00-1:30 pm • McGuinn 3rd Floor Lounge


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Religion, History, and Education: Facing History and Ourselves
Adam Strom, Facing History and Ourselves
Thursday, December 3, 2009
12:00-1:15 PM • Boisi Center