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Spring 2016 Events

Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life


University Ethics: How Colleges Can Build and Benefit from a Culture of Ethics

James Keenan, S.J., Boston College
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
St. Mary's Hall, Room 128 • 12:00 - 1:15PM


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Promoting a Closer Alignment Between Philanthropy and the Public Good

Ray Madoff, Boston College
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 (New date)
Boisi Center • 12:00 - 1:15PM


Bruce Herman

Making and Breaking: Art, Hospitality and Eucharist

Bruce Herman, Gordon College
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Devlin 101 • 5:30 - 7:00PM


pierre de charentenay

What the Islamic Veil Reveals

Pierre de Charentenay, S.J., Gasson Chair, Boston College
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Boisi Center • 12:00 - 1:15PM



Just War Theory and the Environmental Consequences of War

Laurie Johnston, Emmanuel College
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Boisi Center • 12:00 - 1:15PM



Immigration and Christian Ethics

Kristin Heyer, Boston College
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Boisi Center • 12:00 - 1:15PM


Michael Walzer

What is the Responsibility to Protect? And What Does It Mean in Syria?

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Fulton 511 • 6:00PM

A Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy Event

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The Future of Near Eastern Christians

Joshua Landis, University of Oklahoma
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Cushing 001 • 7:00 - 8:30PM

Co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures


Who Gets to be a Prophet? Miracles, Privileges and the Discourse of Meritocracy

15th Prophetic Voices Lecture

Ayesha S. Chaudhry, University of British Columbia
The lecture will be rescheduled for Fall 2016. 
Details TBA.

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

In Celebration of the Career
and Retirement of Alan Wolfe

Conference featuring: Sanford Levinson, Richard Mouw, Ira Katznelson, Susan Meld Shell, Susan Jacoby, William Galston, Randall Kennedy, Joseph Quinn, Howard Gardner and Alan Wolfe.

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Gasson 100 • 8:45AM - 2:00PM

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

Click here for parking information.

Faith In the Future

From the Boston College
Center for Irish Program
and the School of Theology and Ministry

Faith in the Future: Religion in Ireland in the 21st Century

Conference Featuring: Michael Jackson, Baroness Nuala O'Loan, Margaret Steinfells, Patsy McGarry and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin.

Saturday, April 16, 2016
9 am - 5 pm, Devlin 101
Luncheon in BC's faculty dining room

Register for the conference here