Conferences & Colloquiums

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Past Conferences & Colloquiums

In Media Res(t): Social Media Now

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The Phi Beta Kappa Society, PBK of Boston Association, and The Institute of Liberal Arts of Boston College invite three panelists for a timely panel and community discussion on social media through a liberal arts lens.

Problemizing Chinese Food: Public Lectures

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Join us as we welcome Dr. Mindi Schneider and Dr. Chunghao Pio Kuo to discuss changes in the Chinese culinary world.

When Everyone Has A Camera

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The right to photograph someone in a public space without first asking permission is legal, but is it ethical? What about posting these photos on the internet and social media platforms? The purpose of this panel is to engage these important and timely issues.

The Early Americas Seminar Series

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The Early Americas Seminar fosters interdisciplinary conversations between scholars who work on early North American and Latin American studies from 1492 through the mid-nineteenth century.

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

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In Spring 2020, BC will celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth.

Ethical Challenges in Global Public Health

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This conference brings together a distinguished group of scholars in ethics, law, public policy, economics, and global public health to examine some of the major ethical challenges facing global public health in the 21st century.

Gayle King, Colloquium

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Join us as we welcome Gayle King, co-host of "CBS This Morning" and Editor-at-Large of O, the Oprah Magazine, to Boston College. King previously hosted "The Gayle King Show," a live, weekday television interview program on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.

Formative Education Conference

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To stimulate further dialogue and debate on formative education, we are inviting colleagues from across campus to participate in a conference on November 14th and 15th of this year to explore and further develop Boston College’s shared praxis in the area of formative education.

Pulse 50

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In 2019-2020, PULSE will be celebrating 50 years of educating students for social justice.

Narrative Peace Pedagogy

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The Guestbook Project will host an international symposium on 'Narrative Peace Pedagogy' at Boston College, April 17-18, 2020.

The Spirit of Scholarship

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This international conference highlights the historical-critical study of the Hebrew Bible in its ancient Near Eastern context as an enduring concern in theological research at leading Roman Catholic institutions of higher education.

When They DON’T See Us: A Global Summit

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Increasing attention has been given to the relationship between violence and racism over the last several years. This conference will focus on the issue of how to conceptualize and address the harm caused to a traumatized group and/or individual.

China: Media-Technology Nexus

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China is a society of Netizens. This conference explores developments in cinema, television, social media and technology flowing on China's communication infrastructure. Cultural and social challenges abound!


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Series of events on neuroscience from a liberal arts perspective.

Claudia Rankine, Scholar in Residence

Claudia Rankine will be in residency, April 1-2, 2020.

Towards Transitional Justice

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This conference brings together scholars, survivors, and activists in the international field of Transitional Justice, with a specific focus on the Irish state’s response to the nation’s history of institutional abuse. Researchers, students and the public are welcome to attend.

Metaphor, Making, and Mysticism

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This interdisciplinary conference brings together theologians, philosophers, artists, art historians, historians, poets, musicians, literary scholars, and contemplative practitioners to examine the ways in which metaphor and artistic production have been used to express the mystical.

Women in STEM

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To support undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty in STEM fields at Boston College and beyond, this program aims to establish a new program focused on promoting and enhancing women’s successes.

Reshma Saujani, Colloquium

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Join us as we welcome Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and prepare young women for jobs of the future, to Boston College.


Symposia Details

Each RISE3 symposium invites one scholar & one senior practitioner to interrogate the impact of the intersection of racial identity, poverty status & place on outcomes in a key area of social policy.

Amending America's Unwritten Constitution

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This conference aims to advance the field by focusing on theoretical, conceptual, and practical questions concerning what it means to “amend” America’s “unwritten constitution”

Catholic Social Thought in the Era of Pope Francis

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This conference is part of a project that aims to make Saint Alberto Hurtado's ideas accessible to English speakers. More than 20 people from 6 different countries will deliver papers about Hurtado's work and Catholic Social Thought.

Celebrating M. Shawn Copeland

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This two-day event celebrates the life and work of M. Shawn Copeland, Professor of Theology and African and African Diaspora Studies at Boston College, who plans to retire at the end of this academic year.


Upcoming Events

Maggie Haberman: “The Current Political Landscape”

September 09

7:00 PM

Chandler Shaw