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Spring 2011 Events

Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life

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The BC Dilemma: The Business Life and the Kingdom of Heaven: Does a Camel have an Easier Time with the Needle?

Paul Solman, PBS NewsHour
Saturday, January 29, 2011
10:30 AM–2:30 PM • 10 Stone Ave. conference room

A workshop for graduate and undergraduate students,
sponsored by the Clough Center.

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The Limits of International Human Rights Law in the U.S. Constitution

Hiroshi Nakazato, Boston College
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
12:00-1:15 PM • Boisi Center


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Climate Change and Christian Ethics

Willis Jenkins, Yale Divinity School
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
12:00-1:15 PM • Boisi Center


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The Legal and Religious Status of Women in Nigerian Society 

Hauwa Ibrahim, Harvard Divinity School
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
12:00-1:15 PM • Boisi Center


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Toleration and Freedom:
The American Experience in Context

Co-sponsored by the Boston University
Institute for Philosophy and Religion

Friday, March 25, 2011
Photonics Center Colloquium Room, Boston University

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New Imaging Technologies at the End of Life: Promises and Ethical Challenges

Andrea Vicini, S.J., M.D., Boston College
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
12:00-1:15 PM • Boisi Center


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Perfect Storm: How the Imminent Crisis in Higher Education Can Strengthen Liberal Education

W. Robert Connor, Teagle Foundation
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
4:30-6:00PM • Campion 139

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Educational Policy (CSTEEP)

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The Risk of Civil Society
Voluntary Associations and Political Stability in Ancient and Modern Thought

Yonder Gillihan, Boston College
Thursday, April 14, 2011
12:00-1:15 PM • Boisi Center

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Wanting It All:
Women and the State of Feminism in America

Lisa Sowle Cahill, Boston College
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Harvard University
Cynthia Young, Boston College
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
7:00-8:30 PM • Devlin 101, Boston College

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Last Best Hope: International Lives of the American Civil War

David Quigley, Boston College
Thursday, April 28, 2011
12:00-1:15 PM • Boisi Center


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Lingua Sacra:
Negotiating God-talk in America

David Belton & Sarah Colt, WGBH Boston
Cynthia L. Lyerly & Mark S. Massa, S.J., BC
Rachel Gordan, Harvard University
Moderated by Erik Owens, Boisi Center

Thursday, April 28, 2011
4:00 PM • Cushing 001, Boston College

Co-sponsored by the Office of Marketing and Communications
and the School of Theology and Ministry