The papacy of Pope Francis has ushered in remarkable changes for the Roman Catholic Church. From a new emphasis on collegiality in ecclesial governance to a transformed set of public priorities for the global church, Pope Francis’s unique model of pontifical leadership holds far-reaching implication
SCENE (Strengthening Capacity for Equity in New England Evaluation Collaborative)
This initiative explores how applied research and evaluation can center social and environmental equity and justice. We bring together professional evaluators and researchers, faculty, graduate students, and community organizations to go on a collective learning journey.
New Directions in Ecclesiology: The Contributions of Richard Gaillardetz
The author of nine books, editor of six others, and author of over a hundred articles, Prof Gaillardetz has been one of the most important voices of his generation in the development of ecclesiology, the interpretation and reception of Vatican II, and questions of authority in the church.
Realities and Challenges for the Accompaniment of Migrants and Refugees in Latin America and the Caribbean is a seminar series that discusses the findings of a research project sponsored by the Jesuit Network with Migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Faith & Reason in Action: Celebrating 52 Years of PULSE and Its Founder, Prof. Patrick Byrne
"Faith & Reason in Action: Celebrating 52 Years of PULSE and Its Founder, Prof. Patrick Byrne" is a daylong celebration on Saturday, April 30 at Boston College to celebrate PULSE's 52nd anniversary and to honor PULSE founder Prof. Patrick Byrne on the occasion of his retirement.
2021 marks the 300th anniversary of the publication of one of the Enlightenment’s most important works, Montesquieu’s Persian Letters. This two-day conference will allow participants to explore the text and its significance.
The fundamental problem this gathering intends to address is what, exactly, does the discipline of biblical studies have to offer Assyriology? Speakers will approach it from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including intellectual history and museology, as well as religious and political history.
In this ongoing moment of global consciousness and uprising about racism, classism, sexism, ableism, and other forms of oppression, collaboratively creating theories and tactics used to dismantle violent institutions and create liberatory worlds is necessary and urgent work.
An Evening with Lulu Wang, Writer and Director of The Farewell
Join BC alumna Lulu Wang ’05 as she discusses her hit film The Farewell (2019) with Professor Tina Klein. Starring Awkwafina as a struggling writer in New York and based on a “true lie” from Wang’s life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Claudia Rankine, Scholar in Residence
Claudia Rankine will be in residency, April 1-2, 2020.
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.
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.
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.
Catholic Social Thought in the Era of Pope Francis
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.
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.
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.
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.