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Cold War espionage

Alumnus Bill Plunkert, a former CIA agent featured in the book The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal (Penguin Random House,  2015) by Pulitzer Prize winner David E. Hoffman, will give a talk Apr. 20 … Continue reading

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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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Book review by Alan Wolfe

Boston College Political Science Professor Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, has written a review of The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions by Michael Walzer. He calls Walzer’s work “a fascinating excursion … Continue reading

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Wolfe: reviewed and reviewer

Boston College Professor of Political Science Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, has written a book review for Commonweal magazine. Wolfe’s book, At Home in Exile: Why Diaspora is Good for the Jews (Beacon Press, … Continue reading

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Two Faces of Political Islam

Boston College Professor of Political Science Ali Banuazizi will present “Politicization of Religion or Sacralization of Politics: Two Faces of Political Islam” on January 28 at 12:00 noon at the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at 24 Quincy Road. … Continue reading

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A look at trade

Boston College Professor of Political Science David Deese is the editor of Handbook of the International Political Economy of Trade, which brings together leading researchers and writers from different countries to highlight the most important and promising research and policy questions regarding … Continue reading

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“Constitutional Surprises: What James Madison Got Wrong”

Author William A. Galston, an expert on domestic policy, political campaigns, will give the Jack Miller Center Constitution Day Initiative Lecture on “Constitutional Surprises: What James Madison Got Wrong” on Sept. 30 at 4:30 p.m. in McGuinn Auditorium. Galston holds the Ezra … Continue reading

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