Past Events: 2007-2008

FALL 2007

September 19, 2007
Laywomen, Gender, and the Jesuits' Early Confraternal Models - Lance Lazar, Assumption College.

September 20, 2007
Faculty Author Discussion: Sarah Luria's Capital Speculations: Writing and Building Washington D.C.

September 25, 2007
Holocaust survivor Max Michelson shares his story. Kraft-Hiatt Program for Jewish-Christian Understanding.

October 1, 2007
Covering War and its Aftermath: is the media confrontational enough? - David E. Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for The New York Times. Condé Nast Lectures on Media, Ethics and Values.

October 2, 2007
Tolerance and Intolerance, Eroticism and Asceticism, in Hinduism - Wendy Doniger, Director of the Martin Marty Center and Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. Deitchman Family Lectures in Religion and Modernity.

October 16, 2007
Men, Women and God: American Evangelical Protestants and the Politics of Gender - Margaret Bendroth, Ph.D., Executive Director of the American Congregational Association.

October 17, 2007
Atheism: A Conversation, Part I: "Atheism as Perfect Piety" - Louise Antony, Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

October 24, 2007
Atheism: A Conversation, Part II: "Why God Doesn't Mix with Scholarship" - Bruce Kuklick, Nichols Professor of American History, University of Pennsylvania.

October 25, 2007
Atheism: A Conversation, Part III: Holy Cross Faculty Responses: Maria Granik, Visiting Assistant Professor, Philosophy; Matthew Koss, Associate Professor, Physics; Joseph Lawrence, Professor, Philosophy; Katherine McElaney, Chaplain's Office.

October 29, 2007
Protestant and Catholic Modernities - Fr. Anthony Carroll, S.J., Heythrop College, University of London. Deitchman Family Lectures in Religion and Modernity.

November 1, 2007
Of Golden Plates and Global Warming: Translating Mormonism in the Twenty-first Century - Dan Wotherspoon, Executive Director, Sunstone Education Foundation and editor. Deitchman Family Lectures in Religion and Modernity.

November 6, 2007
Shock and Awe: The Legacy of the Bush Administration in the Middle East - Lisa Anderson, James T. Shotwell Professor of International Relations and former dean of Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.

November 7, 2007
The Catholic Church, the Holocaust and the Silence of Pius XII - Frank Coppa, Professor of History at St. John's University. Kraft-Hiatt Program for Jewish-Christian Understanding.

November 8, 2007
Faculty Author Discussion: Jessica Waldoff's Recognition in Mozart's Operas.

November 12, 2007
Systems Thinking: A Way Forward for Education - Rev. James Moran, S.J., International Visiting Jesuit Fellow at Holy Cross.

November 12, 2007
Palestinians Negotiating Peace: Genuine Paths Toward a Peaceful Resolution - Qamar-ul Huda, Senior Program Officer in the Religion and Peacemaking Program at the United States Institute of Peace.

November 19, 2007
Israel: Facing an uncertain future - Michael Eisenstadt, Senior Fellow and Director, Military and Security Studies Program, Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Kraft-Hiatt Program for Jewish-Christian Understanding.

November 28, 2007
Faculty Author Discussion: Caroline Johnson Hodge's If Sons, Then Heirs: A Study of Kinship and Ehtnicity in the Letters of Paul.


January 24, 2008
The Morality of Growing Old - Thomas R. Cole, Professor of Humanities in the Department of Religious Studies at Rice University. Aging, Ethics and Spirituality Lecture Series .

February 4, 2008
'Last' Lecture Series - Alice Laffey, Associate Professor of Religious Studies.

February 7, 2008
Faculty Author Discussion: Lee Oser, Department of English, author of The Return of Christian Humanism.

February 13, 2008
Broken Homes, Broken Hearts: The Holocaust and its Languages - Alan Rosen, lecturer in English and Holocaust Literature at Bar-Ilan University and the International School for Holocaust Education at Yad Vashem. Kraft-Hiatt Program for Jewish-Christian Understanding.

February 18, 2008
The Sense of Beauty and Talk of God - Alejandro Garcia-Rivera. Phi Beta Kappa Lecture.

February 25, 2008
Woodrow Wilson: Father of Modern America? - Ronald Pestritto, the Charles and Lucia Shipley Chair in American Constitution and Associate Professor of Political Science, Hillsdale College.

March 10, 2008
Finding My Family at Yad Vashem - Stephen Shapiro. Kraft-Hiatt Program for Jewish-Christian Understanding.

March 16, 2008
Roads to Peace in Israel and the Relationship between Jews and Muslims - Yehezkel Landau, Faculty Associate in Interfaith Relations, Hartford Seminary, and Imam Yahya Hendi, Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University. Kraft-Hiatt Program for Jewish-Christian Understanding.

March 18, 2008
Created for Joy: A Christian View of Suffering - Sidney Callahan, award-winning author, professor, columnist and psychologist.

March 18, 2008
Medical Progress and The Relief of Suffering: How Much Can We Afford?- Daniel Callahan.

March 25, 2008
Faculty Author Discussion: Alan Avery-Peck, Kraft-Hiatt Professor and Chair, Department of Religious Studies, editor of The Encyclopedia of Judaism.

March 28-30, 2008
Alumni Colloquium: Young Adult Catholics - conducted in conjunction with the Woodstock Theological Center.

April 1, 2008
Faith Across Generations: 2 Timothy 1:3-14 with reference to Caravaggio "Call of Matthew" and Chagall's "White Crucifixion" - Rev. Mario Farrugia, International Visiting Jesuit Fellow at Holy Cross, SJ, from Rome's Gregorian University.

April 2, 2008
The Murder of Emmett Till and Parental Grief - Harold Bush, Saint Louis University.

April 3, 2008
Faculty Author Discussion - Thomas Worcester, S.J.'s Cambridge Companion to the Jesuits.

April 7, 2008
Can the Old Media and the New Media Make Peace and Strengthen Democracy? - E.J. Dionne, Washington Post syndicated columnist and NPR commentator. Condé Nast Lectures on Media, Ethics and Values.

April 8, 2008
Thomas More Lecture on Faith, Work and Civic Life - Patrick Clancy '68, Chief Executive Officer of The Community Builders.

April 10-12, 2008
Art, Creativity, and Spirituality in Dostoevsky's Brothers Karamazov - A conference organized by Professor Predrag Cicovacki, Department of Philosophy.

April 14, 2008
Where Have All the Adults Gone? - Columnist Diana West, author of The Death of the Grown-up: How America's Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization.

April 15, 2008
Vatican Secret Diplomacy: Joseph P. Hurley and Pope Pius XII - Charles Gallagher, S.J., author.

April 16, 2008
God-Talk and Liberal Education - Hugh Heclo, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Public Affairs, George Mason University.

April 17, 2008
'Last' Lecture Series - Victoria L. Swigert, Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and Dean of the Class of 2008.

April 24, 2008
Muslim-Christian Encounters in 21st Century - John Esposito, University Professor & Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University. Deitchman Family Lectures in Religion and Modernity.