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Past Events: 2006-2007

FALL 2006

September 7, 2006
Thomas More Lecture on Faith, Work and Civic Life: Edward J. Ludwig '73, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Becton, Dickinson and Company.

September 11, 2006
Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States - Sr. Helen Prejean, author. Lectures in Ministry.

September 15, 2006
The Bible and its Interpretations by Philosophers - Vittorio Hösle, Paul G. Kimball Professor of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame.

September 17, 2006
Jews and Catholics in Dialogue: What's on the Agenda? - Rabbi Irving Greenberg, president of Jewish Life Network and author of For the Sake of Heaven and Earth: The New Encounter between Judaism and Christianity, and Dr. Eugene Fisher, Associate Director of the American Catholic Bishops' Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. Kraft-Hiatt Symposium on Jewish and Roman Catholic Relations.

September 19, 2006
Last Lecture Series - Professor Steve Vineberg, Department of Theater.

September 25, 2006
Celebration of faculty scholarship: Lawrence Cahoone's Cultural Revolutions: Reason Versus Culture in Philosophy, Politics and Jihad.

September 27, 2006
Why the Jews? A Reflection on Three Weeks at Yad Vashem - William Shea, Director of the Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture, Visiting Professor of Religious Studies and author of The Lion and the Lamb: evangelicals and catholics in America.

October 5, 2006
The Modern Moral Maze: Seeking Common Ethical Ground in a Pluralist Society and World - Robert Kane '60, University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

October 12, 2006
The Rosary: Rediscovering the Past - Professor Joanne Pierce, Department of Religious Studies.

October 12, 2006
Religion in the Public Square: What Do Our Constitution and Traditions have to Say? - Richard W. Garnett, Associate Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame. The Hesburg Lecture of the Notre Dame Club of Worcester County.

October 16, 2006
Oil, Islam and the Press in Putin's Russia - Evgeny Kiselev.

October 17, 2006
Faculty Author Discussion: Ellen Perry's The Aesthetics of Emulation in the Visual Arts of Ancient Rome.

October 19, 2006
Authority, Allegiance, and Advocacy: Religion and Politics in American Higher Education - Julie Reuben, Harvard historian of education. Deitchman Family Lectures in Religion and Modernity.

October 30, 2006
The Sins of the Parents: Justice, Love, and Children - Christina L.H. Traina, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Religion, Northwestern University.

November 2, 2006
Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill - Dr. Jessica Stern of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

November 6, 2006
The impact of technology on belief - Rev. John Staudenmaier, S.J. Deitchman Family Lectures in Religion and Modernity.

November 8, 2006
Building a Bionic Jesuit: Enhancing Human Function with Medical Technology - James Collins '87, University Professor and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University.

November 9, 2006
Faculty Author Discussion: A Voice of Their Own: The Authority of the Local Parish by Bill Clark, S.J.

November 13, 2006
Stem Cells: Hype and Hope - Lydia Villa-Komaroff, Chief Scientific Officer of the Cambridge biotech company Cytonome.

November 16, 2006
Sen's Capability Approach and His Discontent with Ethical and Economic Theories - Rev. Lawrence Daka, S.J., International Visiting Jesuit Fellow at Holy Cross.

November 16, 2006
Effects of the Passing of Shoah Survivors: what happens to memory when the witnesses are gone? - Michael Berenbaum, University of Judaism, Los Angeles. Kraft-Hiatt Program for Jewish-Christian Understanding.

November 20, 2006
Jesuits and Jews: The Holocaust and the search for forgiveness - James Bernauer, S.J., Boston College.

November 29, 2006
The Pimple on Adonis' Nose: On the Allocation of Social Resources to Education and Medicine in the United States - Robert Paul Wolff, Professor of Philosophy and African American studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

November 30, 2006
Twenty-first Century Catholicism: What About Ordaining Women? - Phyllis Zagano, Senior Research Associate-in-Residence, Hofstra University.

SPRING 2007

January 22, 2007
How Then Shall We Eat?: The Morality and Politics of Food - Brother David Andrews CSC, Executive Director, The National Catholic Rural Life Conference.

February 6, 2007
Faculty Author Discussion: Bill Roorbach's Temple Stream: A Rural Odyssey.

February 7, 2007
An Evening with Madame F - A one-person play about Fanja Fenelson, a young prisoner who performed in a women's orchestra at Auschwitz. Kraft-Hiatt Program for Jewish-Christian Understanding.

February 13, 2007
Dominance of the Present Over the Past: The Church's forgotten constitutionalist heritage - Francis Oakley, President Emeritus and the Edward Dorr Griffin Professor of the History of Ideas, Williams College. Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity.

February 22, 2007
Joachim of Fiore and History in Western Culture - Bernard McGinn, the Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology and of the History of Christianity, the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.

February 26, 2007
Evolution, Creation, and Eternity: What's Wrong with the ‘Creation' Part of Creation Science - Matt Cartmill, Professor of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University.

March 12, 2007
On the Communion of Saints: 'You Shine Like Lights in the World' (Philippians 2:15) - Rev. James Corkery, S.J.

March 13, 2007
Was Jesus in Auschwitz? Talking of God beyond barbed wire - Rev. Paolo Gamberini, S.J., Professor of Theology at the Pontifical Theological Faculty "San Luigi" in Naples, Italy. Deitchman Family Lectures in Religion and Modernity.

March 15, 2007
The Catholic Bishops and Revolutionary Violence in Ireland - Rev. Oliver Rafferty: Historian and International Visiting Jesuit Fellow.

March 16-18, 2007
Alumni/ae Colloquium III: Islam and Christianity - Speakers include: Sahar Bazzaz, Assistant Professor of History, College of the Holy Cross; Adam Gaiser, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, Florida State University; John Renard, Professor of Theological Studies, Saint Louis University; Anisa Mehdi, Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies, Seton Hall University.

March 19, 2007
The Return of Religion in American Higher Education - John Schmalzbauer, Associate Professor and Blanche Gorman Strong Chair in Protestant Studies, Missouri State University.

March 22, 2007
Thomas Merton's Letters: What do they teach us about the man and the monk? - Christine Bochen, William H Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies, Nazareth College.

March 26, 2007
From Revenge to Reconciliation: An Israeli and a Palestinian Find Hope after the Violent Deaths of Family Members - Nella Cassouto, an Israeli woman who lost her husband in the Israeli Air Force and Ali Abu Awwad, a Palestinian from Hebron who lost his brother. Moderated by Thomas J. Fitzpatrick, S.J., Director of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Jerusalem.

March 27, 2007
Faculty Author Discussion: Virginia Raguin and Sarah Stanbury's Women's Space: Patronage, Place, And Gender in the Medieval Church.

March 28, 2007
Christ's Passion in Image and Meditation - Professor Virginia Raguin, Jeffrey Luoma '09, and Elizabeth Morse, '09.

April 13-14, 2007
Shaping American Catholicism - An exploration of major themes in the life and work of David J. O'Brien, Loyola Professor of Roman Catholic Studies and founding Director of the Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture at the College of the Holy Cross.

April 11, 2007
The End of the Religious Right - Damon Linker Ph.D., author of The Theocons: Secular America under Siege.

April 11, 2007
Thomas More Lecture on Faith, Work and Civic Life: Mark K. Shriver '86, Vice President and Managing Director of U.S. Programs for Save the Children.

April 17, 2007
Faculty Author Discussion: Bill Roorbach's Temple Stream: A Rural Odyssey.

April 18, 2007
Benedict XVI and the Future of the Catholic Church - George Weigel, the William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies and Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, DC.

April 19-21, 2007
Understanding Other Minds and Moral Agency - A conference organized by Professor Karsten Stueber, Department of Philosophy.