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FALL 2019

How Would You Reform the Catholic Church? 
Richard Gaillardetz (Boston College), Natalia Imperatori-Lee (Manhattan College), Most Reverend Mark O'Connell (Archdiocese of Boston), Phyllis Zagano (Hofstra University), and moderator Mark Massa, S.J. (Boston College)
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 
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The Power of Sports: Media and Spectacle in American Culture
Michael Serazio, Boston College
Friday, October 4, 2019
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Religion and the Divided American Republic: Rawls' Fault?
R. Ward Holder and Peter Josephson, St. Anselm College
Monday, October 7, 2019
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Reviving Democracy During the 2020 Campaign Season by Learning How to Hope
Third Annual Wolfe Lecture on Religion and American Politics
Sarah Stitzlein (University of Cincinnati) and Christopher Higgins (Boston College)
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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What Is 'Nature' Today in Science and Theology?
Welkin Johnson (Boston College), Mark Massa, S.J. (Boston College), Julie Hanlon Rubio (Santa Clara University), Andrea Vicini, S.J. (Boston College), and moderator Richard Gaillardetz (Boston College)
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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Do the Democrats Have a Religion Problem?
Mark Silk (Trinity College), Peter Skerry (Boston College), Michael Sean Winters (National Catholic Reporter), and moderator M. Cathleen Kaveney (Boston College)
Monday, October 28, 2019
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Santuario - Screening and Discussion
Erick Berrelleza, S.J. (Boston University)
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
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Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story
Amey Victoria Adkins-Jones (Boston College) and Martin Doblmeier (Journey Films)
Thursday, February 7, 2019 
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'It was simply the end of what I could bear:' Resetting Christian Theology on Mental Illness and Suicide
Elizabeth Antus, Boston College
Thursday, February 21, 2019
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The Challenge of 'Us' in Ecological Times
18 Annual Prophetic Voices Lecture
Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., Fordham University
Thursday, February 28, 2019
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Religion in the White House
Second Annual Wolfe Lecture on Religion and American Politics
Kenneth L. Woodward, former religion editor in Newsweek 
Thursday, March 14, 2019
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What Everyone Needs to Know About Shariah
Natana Delong-Bas, Boston College
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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Religion and the Whole Human Experience
Nancy T. Ammerman, Boston University
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
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FALL 2018

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word
A film by Wim Wenders
Peter Folan, S.J. (Boston College), Mary Ann Hinsdale (Boston College), and Theresa O'Keefe (Boston College School of Theology and Ministry)
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 
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Utopia on the Small Screen: How Political-Theological Thought Translates into Digital Community Organizing
Christian Henkel, Tübingen University 
Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Prayer in a Violent World
Andrew Prevot, Boston College
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Faith and Border Ethics: Immigration and Human Dignity in Trump's America
Kristin Heyer (Boston College), Dan Kanstroom (Boston College), Hosffman Ospino (Boston College School of Theology and Ministry) and Peter Skerry (Boston College)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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Gentrification in an Urban Church: Reproducing Segregation in a Neighborhood Institution
Erick Berrelleza, S.J., Boston University
Monday, October 15, 2018
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What Does it Mean to be Jewish in the Age of Trump?
Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth College), Ruth Langer (Boston College), and Mark Silk (Trinity College)
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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How the Debate Over Birth Control Changed Catholic Theology: The Structure of Theological Revolutions by Mark Massa, S.J.
Author Meets Critics Book Panel
Mark Massa, S.J. author (Boston College), Lisa Sowle Cahill (Boston College), Meghan Clark (St. John's University, Queens, NY), James Keenan, S.J. (Boston College) and Richard Gaillardetz, moderator (Boston College)
Monday, November 5, 2018
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Conversations That Matter: Who Belongs at BC?
The Class of 2019 Discusses Race, Class, and Community 
Student Town Hall
Kerry Cronin (Boston College), Barbara Quinn, R.S.C.J. (Boston College School of Theology and Ministry) 
Thursday, November 15, 2018
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Bible Nation: Hobby Lobby, Scripture, and the Making of America
The Inaugural Wolfe Lecture on Religion and American Politics
Candida Moss, University of Birmingham, U.K.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 
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Religion, Spirituality, and Compassionate Healthcare: A Conversation with Dr. Ronald Lacro
Ronald Lacro, M.D., Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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Catholic Afterlives: What Identities and Practices Persist when Catholics Leave the Church?
Mara Willard, University of Oklahoma
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
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Violence, Memory, and Religion among Survivors of Clerical Sexual Abuse
Robert Orsi, Northwestern University
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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Truth and Lies in a Polarized Time
17th Annual Prophetic Voices Lecture
E.J. Dionne, Brookings Institution, The Washington Post, Georgetown University
Thursday, April 5, 2018
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Pope Francis and the American Church
Lisa Cahill (Boston College), Massimo Faggioli (Villanova University), Rev. J. Bryan Hehir (Harvard University), and Nancy Pineda-Madrid (Boston College)
Thursday, April 26, 2018
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FALL 2017

What's So Political About 'Political' Islam?
David DiPasquale, Boston College
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 
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The Challenge of Charlottesville: Race, Religion and Public Monuments
M. Shawn Copeland (Boston College), Pat DeLeeuw (Boston College), Craig A. Ford, Jr. (Boston College), Heather Cox Richardson (Boston College), and Martin Summers (Boston College). Moderated by Mark Massa, S.J. (Boston College) 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Luther in America
Christine Helmer, Northwestern University
Thursday, October 5, 2017
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Land O' Lakes at 50: The State of Catholic Higher Education
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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U.S. Foreign Policy After ISIS
Glenn Carle, author and former Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Transnational Threats, National Intelligence Council
Monday, October 30, 2017
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What's Wrong with the New Genealogy of Religious Freedom?
David Decosimo, Boston University
Thursday, November 2, 2017
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Spring 2017

"On Having Civil Conversations"
Krista Tippet, author and broadcaster
Wednesday, January 24, 2017
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"An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story"
Martin Doblmeier (filmmaker), Lisa Sowle Cahill (Boston College), Andrew Finstuen (Boisi State University), Mark Massa, S.J. (Boston College), Jeremy Sabella (Fairfield University), and Erik Owens (Boston College) 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 
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Religious Freedom and the Common Good 
Melissa Rogers, Brookings Institution 
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Save the Children: Religion, Politics, and International Adoptions in America
Arissa Oh (Boston College)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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What Now? Having Difficult Conversations in Our Community 
Featuring students Catherine Cole, Sara Elzeini, and Maura Lester McSweeney
Thursday, March 16, 2017
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The Ethics of Citizenship in the Trump Era
Erik Owens (Boston College)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
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Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty
Kate Hennessy (Author)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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Fall 2016

Ending Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage in Tanzania
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Liz Mach (Maryknoll Lay Missioner)
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Service Learning and the PULSE Program at BC 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Meghan Sweeney (Boston College)
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Black Natural Law
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Vincent Lloyd (Villanova University)
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The New Bostonians: How Immigrants have Transformed Boston since the 1960s
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Marilynn Johnson (Boston College)
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Economy for the Common Good: A Theory of Change That Works
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Christian Felber (Author and Essayist)
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Speak, Stand, Sit or Scream?: How Young People Engage Politics and the World in 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Craig Ford, Najat Goso, Isra Hussain, and Russell Simons (Boston College)
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Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Edward E. Baptist (Cornell University)
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Just War Revisited
Thursday, October 20, 2016
General James Dubik (U.S. Army ret., Georgetown University), Rev. J. Bryan Hehir (Harvard University), and Ambassador James F. Jeffrey (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy)
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An Ethics for the Coming Storm: A Theological Reflection on Climate Change
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Laurie Zoloth (Northwestern University)
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Religion, Ethics, and the 2016 Presidential Election
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
MT Dávila (Andover Newton Theological School), Marc Landy (Boston College), Alan Wolfe (Boston College) and Erik Owens (Boston College)
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Factoring Faith into Development
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Amie Harris (U.S. Agency for International Development)
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Stories that Move: A USAID Book-a-thon Event
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Peter H. Reynolds (Best-selling children's book author)
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Spring 2016

University Ethics: How College Can Build and Benefit from a Culture of Ethics
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
James Keenan, S.J. (Boston College)
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Promoting a Closer Alignment Between Philanthropy and the Public Good 
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Ray Madoff (Boston College)
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Making and Breaking: Art, Hospitality and Eucharist
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Bruce Herman (Gordon College)
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What the Islamic Veil Reveals
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Pierre de Charentenay, S.J. (Boston College)
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Just War Theory and the Environmental Consequences of War
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Laurie Johnston (Emmanuel College)
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Immigration and Christian Ethics
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Kristin Heyer (Boston College)
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Who Gets to be a Prophet? Miracles, Privileges and the Discourse of Meritocracy
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Ayesha S. Chaudhry (University of British Columbia)
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Religion and American Public Life: The Calling of a Public Intellectual
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Conference celebrating the career and retirement of Alan Wolfe
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Fall 2015

A Republic of Prophets: Civil Religion and Culture Wars
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Philip Gorski (Yale University)
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Bonhoeffer's Transformative Encounters with the American Prophetic Tradition
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Charles Marsh (University of Virginia)
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Nostra Aetate: A Catholic and Jewish Peace Treaty or a Spiritual Breakthrough?
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
James Bernauer, S.J. (Boston College)
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Gun Rights and the Threat to Freedom and Democracy
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Firmin DeBrabander (Maryland Institute College of Art)
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The Bible in Early America: Colonies, Empire, Revival, War
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Mark Noll (University of Notre Dame)
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Pope Francis' Initiatives: Effective Action on Environment, Hunger and Human Rights
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Ellen Messer (Tufts University)
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How Young is Too Young? Teaching about Religion in Public Schools
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Linda K. Wertheimer (Journalist and Author)
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Spring 2015

Simone's Svengalis: A Petainist, A Missionary, and the Making of Simone Veil
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Benjamin Braude (Boston College)
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Politicization of Islam or Sacralization of Politics?: Two Faces of Political Islam
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Ali Banuazizi (Boston College)
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A Priest in the Public Square: The Experience from Down Under
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Frank Brennan, S.J. (Australian Catholic University)
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Equal Rights for All: A "New Paradigm" for Israeli Jewish-Palestinian Peace and Reconciliation
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Antony Lerman (Writer)
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Religion, Politics and Nationalism in Contemporary Turkey
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Jenny White (Boston University)
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Race, Religion, and Social Change: A Campus Conversation
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
M. Shawn Copeland (Boston College)
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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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Religion and Global Affairs: The View from the State Department
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Shaun Casey (U.S. State Department)
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How Dante Can Save Your Life
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Rod Dreher (American Conservative)
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altFALL 2014

The Moral Origins of the Great Recession
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
David Bosworth (University of Washington)
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Prophetic Rhetoric in the Public Square
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
M. Cathleen Kaveny (Boston College)
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Women and Interreligious Dialogue
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Catherine Cornille (Boston College)
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Writing about Religion in a Polarized Age
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Rod Dreher (The American Conservative), Mark Oppenheimer (The New York Times), Sarah Posner (Religion Dispatches), Moderated by Alan Wolfe (Boston College)
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The Public Life of Love
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
David Kyuman Kin (Connecticut College)
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Catholic Charities: Challenges and Response
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Rev. Larry Snyder (Catholic Charities USA)
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Is there a Future for Catholic Health and Social Services?
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Michele Broemmelsiek (Catholic Relief Services), Rev. J. Bryan Hehir (Archdiocese of Boston), Rev. Larry Snyder (Catholic Charities USA), Moderated by Alberto Godenzi (Boston College)
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At Home in Exile: Why Diaspora Is Good for the Jews
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Alan Wolfe (Boston College), Ben Birnbaum (Boston College), Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth College), Kevin Kenny (Boston College), Moderated by Erik Owens (Boston College) 
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Nonviolent Campaigning for Nuclear Disarmament
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Joseph Gerson (American Friends Service Committee)
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Religious Diversity and Military Service: The Israeli Experience
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Miri Eisin (Israel Defense Forces, retired)
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Democracy beyond Elections: Citizen Claim-Making in Rural India
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner (Boston College)
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Pope Francis and the Future of the Global Church
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Francesco C. Cesareo (Assumption College), Richard Gaillardetz (Boston College), María del Mar Muñoz-Visoso (USCCB), Moderated by M. Shawn Copeland (Boston College)
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South Africa after Mandela
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Zine Magubane (Boston College)
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#Religion @OMG Faith db8 in 21st Century
Thursday, March 27, 2014
David Cowan (Boston College)
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The Prophetic Minority
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Russell Moore (Southern Baptist Convention)
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Terrorism and the Boston Marathon: Fear, Hope and Resilience
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Peter Krause (Boston College)
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Business, Ethics and American Healthcare Reform
Thursday, April 24, 2014
M. Cathleen Kaveny (Boston College), John LaMattina (PureTech Ventures), Peter Markell (Partners HealthCare), Eric H. Schultz (Harvard Pilgrim Health Care), Moderated by Erik Owens (Boston College)
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Fall 2013

The Blessings of Exile: Why Minority Status is Good for the Jews--and Everyone Else
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Alan Wolfe (Boston College)
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Political Obligation in the World Society
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Jonathan Trejo-Mathys (Boston College)
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Peacebuilding and Reconciliation: Lessons from an Irish Context
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Mary McAleese (Former President of Ireland)
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The Narrow Path: From Just War to Nonviolence
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Drew Christiansen, S.J. (Boston College)
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Religious Diversity and the Common Good
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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Spring 2013

Youth and Diplomacy: My Experience as the U.S. Youth Delegate
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013
Brooke Loughrin (Boston College)
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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)
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The Papacy after Benedict XVI
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
Rev. James Bretzke, S.J., Sr. Mary Ann Hinsdale, I.H.M., Rev. Robert Imbelli, Rev. James M. Weiss, moderated by Rev. Mark Massa, S.J. (all from Boston College)
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Youth Civic Engagement
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013
Meira Levinson (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
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What Is Liberation Theology?
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2013
Roberto Goizueta (Boston College)
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Prophetic Action & Imagination
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2013
Ernesto Cortes (Industrial Areas Foundation)
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Cosmopolitanism in Constitutional Law
Thursday, Apr. 11, 2013
Vlad Perju (Boston College)
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Religion, State and Eduation: Turkish and American Perspectives
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2013
Erik Owens (Boston College)
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Fall 2012

Diaspora: An Introduction
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 2012
Kevin Kenny (Boston College)
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Standards for Effective Elementary and Secondary Catholic Schools: A Responsibility for Higher Education
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 2012
Patricia Weitzel-O'Neill (Boston College)
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Nuns in American Public Life
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
Sr. Mary Bendyna (Aquinas College), Sr. Mary Ann Hinsdale, IHM (Boston College), Margaret Thompson (Syracuse University)
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Latinos and the 2012 Election
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
Luis Lugo (Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life), Susan Eckstein (Boston University), Alan Wolfe (Boston College)
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Religion and the Liberal Aims of Higher Education
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012
Friday, Nov. 9, 2012
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American Dreams: Jews and Broadway
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012
Stuart Hecht (Boston College)
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Update on the 'War on Terror': Facts and Fears
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012
Glenn Carle (former CIA interrogator)
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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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Religious Exclusivism and Pluralism as a Political Project
Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012
Miroslav Volf (Yale Divinity School)
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Islam and Democracy: A Closer Look at the Turkish Model
Friday, Mar. 16, 2012
An all-day conference co-sponsored by the Islamice Civilizations and Societies Program, the Peace Islands Institute, the Turkish Cultural Center, and the Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe at Harvard Kennedy School
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Citizenship in the Global City: Catholic Social Teaching and Community Organizing in East London
Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2012
Vincent Rougeau (Boston College Law School)
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Religion and the 2012 Presidential Primaries
Thursday, Apr. 12, 2012
Jill Lepore (Harvard University, The New Yorker), Rebecca Traister (Salon Magazine), Alan Wolfe (Boston College)
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Islamic Civilizations & Societies: Establishing a New Major with a U.S. Department of Education Grant
Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2012
Kathleen Bailey (Boston College)
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Fall 2011

Interrogation Policy after Osama bin Laden
Monday, Sep. 12, 2011
Glenn Carle (former CIA interrogator), Kenneth Himes, O.F.M. (Boston College), Sanford Levinson (University of Texas School of Law)
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Author Meets Critic: Political Evil: What It Is and How to Combat It by Alan Wolfe
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2011
Alan Wolfe (Boston College), Martha Minow (Harvard Law School), James Traub (New York Times Magazine)
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The Life and Work of Christian Legal Theorist William Stuntz
Thursday, Sep. 22, 2011
David Skeel (University of Pennsylvania Law School)
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Iran and the Arab Spring: Tehran's Love-Hate Relationship with People Power
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2011
Scott Peterson (Christian Science Monitor)
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Pelagius and Augustine: A Contemporary Take on an Ancient Controversy
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
Tzvetan Todorov (National Center for Scientific Research, Paris)
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Religion in America: A Political History
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011
Denis Lacorne (CERI, Sciences-Po, France)
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Social Ethics and Social Practice in Puritan New England: A Reconsideration
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011
David Hall (Harvard Divinity School)
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Writers Save: How Poets and Novelists Came to Comfort the Faithful and Strengthen the Doubters
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011
Alan Jacobs (Wheaton College)
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How God Commands Religious Liberty: Islamic Minarets and Liberal Democracy
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011
Gregor Scherzinger (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
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Spring 2011

The Limits of International Human Rights Law in the U.S. Constitution 
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011
Hiroshi Nakazato (Boston College)
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Climate Change and Christian Ethics
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011
Willis Jenkins (Yale University)
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The Legal and Religious Status of Women in Nigerian Society
Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2011
Hauwa Ibrahim (Harvard Divinity School)
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New Imaging Technologies at the End of Life: Promises and Ethical Challenges
Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2011
Andrea Vicini, S.J., M.D. (Boston College)
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Pefect Storm: How the Imminent Crisis in Higher Education Can Strengthen Liberal Education 
Thursday, Apr. 5, 2011
W. Robert Connor (Teagle Foundation)
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The Risk of Civil Society: Voluntary Associations and Political Stability in Ancient and Modern Thought
Thursday, Apr. 14, 2011
Yonder Gillihan (Boston College)
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Wanting It All: Women and the State of Feminism in America
Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2011
Lisa Sowle Cahill (Boston College), Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (Harvard University), Cynthia Young (Boston College)
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Last Best Hope: International Lives of the American Civil War
Thursday, Apr. 28, 2011
David Quigley (Boston College)
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Lingua Sacra: Negotiating God Talk in America
Thursday, Apr. 28, 2011
David Belton (Frontline/PBS), Sarah Colt (Frontline/PBS), Cynthia L. Lyerly (Boston College), Mark Massa, S.J. (Boston College), Rachel Gordon (Harvard University)
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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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The Rising Power of the American Dead

Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010
Ray Madoff (Boston College Law School)
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Presidential Roulette
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010
Richard Albert (Boston College Law School)
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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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The Hebrew Republic: Jewish Sources and the Transformation of European Political Thought
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010
Eric Nelson (Harvard University)
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Spring 2010

Benedict XVI and the U.S. Bishops: Political Differences and the Differences They Make
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010
Lisa Sowle Cahill (Boston College)
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Causes of the Financial Crisis and the Future of the Financial Services Industry
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010
Geoffrey T. Boisi
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Rousseau's Paradoxical Legacy
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010
Ourida Mostefai (Boston College)
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After the Culture War?: Shifts and Continuities in the Obama Era and Beyond
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010
John Dombrink (University of California, Irvine)
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Philanthropy as Spiritual Exercise: Soul, Relationships and Community
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010
Paul Schervish (Boston College)
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Exporting the First Freedom
Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2010
Martha Bayles (Boston College)
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Natural Law, God, and Human Dignity
Thursday, Mar. 25, 2010
Robert George (Princeton University)
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What Has HIV/AIDS Led Us To Understand about Global Ethical Challenges?
Thursday, Apr. 8, 2010
James Keenan, S.J. (Boston College)
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A Matter of Conscience: Religious Exemptions and the Healthcare Debate
Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010
Melissa Rogers (Wake Forest University), Rev. J. Bryan Hehir (Harvard University), Dr. Michael Greene, M.D. (Massachusetts General Hospital)
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FALL 2009

Democracy (For Me): Religious and Secular Beliefs in Turkey and Liberal Democracy
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009
Murat Somer (Koç University in Istanbul)
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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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1960 and 2008: The Continuities and Disparities Between Obama and Kennedy
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009
Shaun Casey (Wesley Theological Seminary)
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Israel and Palestine: the State of the Question
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009
Raymond Cohen (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Richard Norton (Boston University), Col. Desmond Travers (The International Institute for Criminal Investigations)
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Evangelicals and the Catholic Mind: From Repulsion to Attraction
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009
Tal Howard (Gordon College)
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"We Are BC": Academic and Athletic Excellence on the Heights
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009
Gene DeFilippo (Boston College)
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Torture: Is It Always Wrong?
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009
Kenneth Himes, O.F.M. (Boston College)
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Secularization and Contemporary Religious Renewal in Europe
Monday, Nov. 16, 2009
Danièle Hervieu-Léger (l'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales)
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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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Intuition, Emotion and Visualization
Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2009
Crystal Tiala (Boston College)
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Redeeming Freedom: Evangelicals and Democracy, Around the World and Across Time
Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2009
Timothy Samuel Shah (Council on Foreign Relations)
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Building: Community, Houses, Resumes?
Thursday, Mar. 19, 2009
Robert Murphy, Jennie Purnell, Dan Couch, Matt Raffol
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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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Gettysburg in Rehab
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2009
John Summers (Boston College)
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Author Meets Critic: The Future of Liberalism
Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2009
Alan Wolfe (Boston College), Mary Sarah Bilder (Boston College), Daniel J. Mahoney (Assumption College)
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Fall 2008

The Roosevelt Legacy:  How FDR Shaped the Modern Presidency
Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2008
Patrick Maney (Boston College)
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Invisibility Syndrome of African Americans inEducational Institutions
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008
Anderson J. Franklin (Boston College)
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Catholics and the 2008 Election
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
Amy Sullivan (TIME Magazine), Michael Sean Winters (America and Catholic World Magazines)
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Madison's Hand: Remembering the Constitutional Convention (Thoughts on the History of the Book and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition)
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008
Mary Sarah Bilder (Boston College)
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2008 Election Roundtable
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008
Alan Wolfe (Boston College), Kay Schlozman (Boston College), Marc Landy (Boston College
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"Ways of Knowing": Re-integrating Spirituality in the Catholic University and Liberal Arts
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008
James W. Morris (Boston College)
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American Secularism for American Muslims: Challenges and Prospects
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008
Abdullahi An-Na'im
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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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Spring 2008

Muslims in the United States
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008
Peter Skerry (Boston College)
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The Unbearable Lightness of Christian Legal Scholarship
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008
David Skeel (University of Pennsylvania)
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Assessing the 2008 "Super Primary"
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008
Alan Wolfe (Boston College), Kay Schlozman (Boston College), Marc Landy (Boston College)
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Mormons in American Politics
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008
Clayton Christensen (Harvard Business School)
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Just Schools
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008
Martha Minow (Harvard Law School)
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What Do We Owe the Iraqis?
Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2008
Fr. Bryan Hehir (Harvard University), Andrew J. Bacevich (Boston University), Fr. Paul McNellis, SJ (Boston College)
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Advances in Stem Cell Research
Thursday, Apr. 3, 2008
Ole Isacson (Harvard Medical School)
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"Yes, God Is Real": A Born-Again Public Intellectual Reflects on Catholic Faith in Reason and Community
Thursday, Apr. 17, 2008
John DiIluio (University of Pennsylvania)
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Immigration & the Scandinavian Welfare State
Thursday, Apr. 19, 2008
Grete Brochmann (University of Oslo)
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Gay Marriage in Theology, Law and Politics
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2008
William Stacy Johnson (Princeton Theological Seminary), David Blankenhorn (Institute for American Values), Kerry Healey (Former Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts), Cheryl Jacques (Brody, Hordoon, Perkins & Kesten, LLP)
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Fall 2007

A Thirty-third Stone? Civil Religion, Mourning and Memorials at Virginia Tech
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 2007
Jerome Copulsky (Goucher College)
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Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007
Emilie Townes (Yale Divinity School)
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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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Deportation Nation: Outsiders in American History
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007
Daniel Kanstroom (Boston College)
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Gambling and the American Moral Landscape
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007
Friday, Oct. 26, 2007
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Failing America's Faithful
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (Georgetown University)
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Student Debate on Gambling
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007
Josh Darr, Timothy Mooney
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Spring 2007

The Role of Catholic Universities in American Public Life
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007
David O'Brien (College of the Holy Cross)
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Headscarves and Holy Days: Should the Law Make Exceptions?
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007
Leah Farish, Marci Hamilton (Yeshiva University), Jytte Klausen (Brandeis University)
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"The Theocons" in American Public Life
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007
Damon Linker, Jorge Garcia (Boston College)
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The Danger of Prophecy
Thursday, Mar. 15, 2007
Rev. Peter Gomes (Harvard University)
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Conference: Blasphemy and Free Expression in Secular Democracies
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2007
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Islam in Europe and the United States
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2007
Kishwer Falkner (Baroness of Margravine, U.K. House of Lords)
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Red and Blue Nation?
Thursday, Mar. 29, 2007
Bill Galston (Brookings Institute), Alan Wolfe (Boston College)
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Blasphemy in Ink: The Danish Mohammed Cartoons and their Fallout
Thursday, Apr. 3, 2007
John McCoy (Boston College)
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Current Developments in Middle Eastern Politics and Religion
Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2007
Shai Feldman (Brandeis University)
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Fall 2006

Judging Intelligent Design: Should the Courts Decide What Counts as Science or Religion?
Thursday, Sep. 28, 2006
Jay Wexler (Boston University School of Law)
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Integrating Islam in France (and Europe)
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006
Jonathan Laurence (Boston College)
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Religious Freedom and the Pledge of Allegiance
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006
Michael Newdow, Wendy Kaminer, Phillip Muñoz (Tufts Univeristy), Alan Wolfe (Boston College)
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Overcoming Religious Illiteracy Through Public Education
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006
Diane L. Moore (Harvard Divinity School)
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Religion and the 2006 Mid-Term Elections
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006
Michael Tomasky (The American Project), Daniel Mahoney (Assumption College), Alan Wolfe (Boston College)
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Ethical Responsibilities toward Forced Migrants as a Framework for Advocacy: African Perspectives
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006
David Hollenbach, S.J. (Boston College), Elizabeth King, Esq. (Boston College)
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