Category Archives: Guest Authors

John Paul II Lecture in Christian-Jewish Relations

Alon Confino, Pen Tishkach Chair of Holocaust Studies and professor of history and Jewish Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, will deliver the annual John Paul II Lecture in Christian-Jewish Relations on Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. in … Continue reading

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Candlemas Lecture

Sarah Coakley, honorary professor at St Andrews University and a visiting professorial fellow at the Australian Catholic University, will deliver the Candlemas Lecture on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Her talk is titled “‘For Mine … Continue reading

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Ethics in a world of strangers

A philosopher, cultural theorist, and novelist, Kwame Anthony Appiah is a professor of philosophy and law at New York University and has an interest in political and moral theory, the philosophy of language and mind, and African intellectual history. He … Continue reading

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Water ethics

Christiana Zenner of Fordham University, whose research is at the nexus of fresh water ethics, ecological theory, earth science, and Catholic social teaching, will give a public lecture on Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Zenner … Continue reading

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Hart: Reconsider what you think you know about drugs

Columbia University’s Ziff Professor of Psychology Carl Hart, whose expertise is in neuropsychopharmacology and behavioral neuroscience, will speak on “Drug Use for Grownups: A Human Rights Perspective” on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Hart is … Continue reading

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Ricco Siasoco returns

Writer and educator Ricco Villanueva Siasoco will read from his short story collection, The Foley Artist, on Nov. 13 at 4:30 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 101. Siasoco is a member of the board of trustees at Kundiman, a national … Continue reading

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Civic Shakespeare

Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, will give a talk on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Witmore is a scholar of Shakespeare and early modern literature as well as a pioneer in the … Continue reading

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A conversation with Quan Zhou

Graphic novelist Quan Zhou will talk with BC Professors Min Song and Mary Kate Donovan about Asian immigration, art, and representation on Oct. 29 at Boston College. Zhou, who was born in Spain and is ethnically Chinese, explores the topic … Continue reading

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Fear factor

Abigail Marsh, Georgetown University associate professor of psychology and neuroscience, will present “The Altruistic Brain: Making the Choice to Help” on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. She is author of the book The Fear Factor: … Continue reading

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Learning How to Hope

Hope is especially difficult to maintain in politically contentious times. In her talk on Oct. 9, philosopher of education Sarah Stitzlein will talk about what hope is, why it matters to democracy, and how it can be taught—all topics of … Continue reading

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