Tag Archives: Institute for the Liberal Arts

Understanding Ukraine-Russia: Anne Applebaum

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Anne Applebaum will give a talk on her new book, Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine, on Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m. in the conference center at 2101 Commonwealth Ave., Brighton Campus. In Red Famine, which spans the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917 … Continue reading

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The Well‑Tempered City

Jonathan F.P. Rose, one of the nation’s leading thinkers on the integration of environmental, social, and economic solutions for today’s urban issues, will give a talk on Apr. 20 at 5 p.m. in Fulton Hall, Honors Library. A real estate … Continue reading

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Adoption, secrecy, and love

The 2017 Irish Writers Series at Boston College presents journalist Caitríona Palmer, who will read from her memoir, An Affair with My Mother: A Story of Adoption, Secrecy and Love, on April 19 at 4:30 p.m. in Devlin Hall, Room 101. Born in … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with me?

Award-winning writer Meghan O’Rourke will speak on “What’s Wrong With Me?: The Mysteries of Chronic Illness” on Mar. 30 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. She is the author of the memoir The Long Goodbye, an account of her mother’s … Continue reading

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The Moor’s Account

Laila Lalami, author of the award-winning book, The Moor’s Account, will speak about her book on Mar. 1 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. The Moor’s Account won the American Book Award, the Arab American Book Award, and the … Continue reading

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Emancipation and illness

Jim Downs will talk about emancipation and illness in his talk titled “Dying to Be Free: The Unintended Consequences of Emancipation During the American Civil War and Reconstruction” on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in Fulton Hall, room 511. Downs … Continue reading

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Candlemas Lecture

Bernard McGinn, considered one of the leading authorities on Catholic historical theology, will present the Candlemas Lecture, “Poetry, Prose and the Bible in John of the Cross,” on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in Devlin Hall, Room 101. McGinn is Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor … Continue reading

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