Category Archives: Guest Authors

The War on Poverty

Christopher Jencks, the Macolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, will give a talk titled “The War on Poverty: Did We Give up Too Soon?” on  Apr. 11 at 4:30 p.m. in Fulton Hall, room 230. Jencks is … Continue reading

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Poet Afaa Michael Weaver

Award-winning poet Afaa Michael Weaver will give a talk on Apr. 6 at 7 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 101. He has published more than 10 poetry collections, including City of Eternal Spring, winner of 2015 Phillis Wheatley Book Award, and The Government … Continue reading

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Historian Linda Colley

Award-winning historian Linda Colley will present “Publishing the Word: Constitutions, Print, and War in the Age of Revolutions” on Mar. 30 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Colley, who specializes in Britain, empire and nationalism, is the author … Continue reading

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Colm Tóibín

Writer Colm Tóibín will present “The Knowledge and the Power: Writing and Violence” at Boston College Mar. 16 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Tóibín is author of the acclaimed novel Brooklyn, about a young Irish immigrant in 1950s New York. The novel … Continue reading

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Empathy Exams

Leslie Jamison will read from her award-winning best-seller The Empathy Exams, a collection of personal essays about the possibilities, texture and limits of compassion, on Mar. 2 at 7 p.m. in Gasson 100. The Empathy Exams was named one of the best books … Continue reading

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Jesus, a rebellious son?

BC’s Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations Adele Reinhartz will present “A Rebellious Son? Jesus and His Mother at the Wedding in Cana (John 2)” on Mar. 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons. In the Gospel of … Continue reading

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American identity

Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker whose work centers on the changing American identity, will speak on March 1 at 6 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Vargas is the founder of Define American, a non-profit media … Continue reading

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