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Fall 2016 • Spring 2016Fall 2015 • Spring 2015 • Fall 2013 • Spring 2013Fall 2012Spring 2012Spring 2011Fall 2010 • Fall 2009Spring 2009Fall 2008Fall 2007Spring 2007


Fall 2016

Black Natural Law
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Vincent Lloyd (Villanova University)
Responses by Vincent Rougeau and Craig Ford (Boston College)
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Spring 2016

Making and Breaking: Art, Hospitality and Eucharist
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Bruce Herman (Gordon College)
• Event Info • Remarks


Fall 2015

Nostra Aetate: A Catholic and Jewish Peace Treaty or a Spiritual Breakthrough?
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
James Bernauer (Boston College)
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Spring 2015

Religion and the Roots of Climate Change Denial
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Katherine Hayhoe (Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University)
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Fall 2013

Political Obligation in the World Society
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Jonathan Trejo-Mathys (Boston College)
• Event Info  • Remarks

Religious Diversity and the Common Good
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
• Event Info  • Transcripts


Spring 2013

Poverty and American National Priorities
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013
Eric Gregory (Princeton University), Susan Crawford Sullivan (College of the Holy Cross), William Julius Wilson (Harvard University)
Event Info  • Gregory RemarksSullivan Remarks

Prophetic Action & Imagination
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2013
Ernesto Cortes (Industrial Areas Foundation)
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Fall 2012

Individuals, Institutions, and Religious Freedom
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012
Richard Garnett (University of Notre Dame), Gregory Kalscheur, S.J. (Boston College)
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Spring 2012

For God and Country: Religion and the U.S. Military
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012
Fr. Richard Erikson (U.S. Air Force), Jonathan Ebel (University of Illinois)
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Power, History and Meaning: World Religions and Political Affairs
Thursday, Mar. 1, 2012
Christian Polke (University of Hamburg)
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Spring 2011

Perfect Storm: How the Imminent Crisis in Higher Education Can Strengthen Liberal Education
Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011
W. Robert Connor (Teagle Foundation)
Co-Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Educational Policy (CSTEEP)
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Fall 2010

Humanitarian Intervention and the "Responsibility to Protect"
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010
David Hollenbach, SJ (Boston College), Mahmood Mamdani (Columbia University), Alan Wolfe (Boston College)
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Author Meets Critics: "The Religious Test"
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010
Damon Linker (Contributing Editor of The New Republic), Patrick Deneen (Georgetown University), Mark Silk (Trinity College)
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The University in the 21st Century: Thinking about Ethics, Persons, and Discourse
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010
James F. Keenan, SJ (Boston College)
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FALL 2009

The Church, the Economy, and Social Justice: Reflections on Caritas in Veritate
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009
Daniel Finn (St. John's University), Robert Imbelli (Boston College), Stephen Pope (Boston College)
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Spring 2009

Ways of Knowing: Field Science in the 21st Century
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009
Noah Snyder (Boston College)
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The Faiths of a Catholic University: Personal or Impersonal?
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009
James Bernauer, S.J. (Boston College)
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Realism, Ethics & US Foreign Policy
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009
Jean Bethke Elshtain (University of Chicago), Fr. Bryan Hehrir (Harvard University), Andrew J. Bacevich (Boston University)
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Ways of Knowing and Catholic Intellectual Traditions: Women Living with HIV/AIDS in the US
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009
Rosanna DeMarco (Boston College)
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Scientific Knowledge and Faith
Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2009
Paul Davidovits (Boston College)
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Human Evolution and Christian Ethics
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2009
Stephen Pope (Boston College)
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Fall 2008

Invisibility Syndrome of African Americans inEducational Institutions
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008
Anderson J. Franklin (Boston College)
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Giving the Dead Their Living Voices: On Writing Biography
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008
Paul Mariani (Boston College)
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Fall 2007

Author Meets Critics: A Theology of Public Life
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007
Charles Matthewes (University of Virginia), Ronald Thiemann (Harvard Divinity School), David Hollenbach, S.J. (Boston College)
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Spring 2007

Blasphemy, Free Speech and Journalist Ethics
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2007
Charles Haynes (First Amendment Center), Imam Tala Eid (Islamic Institute of Boston), Larry Lowenthal (American Jewish Committee), Rev. Edward M. O'Flaherty, S.J. (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston), Rev. Eric Severson (Eastern Nazarene College), Michael Paulson (Boston Globe), Monica Brady-Myerov (WBUR Radio), Hanna Rosin (Washington Post), Gustav Niebuhr (Syracuse University)
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