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Past Events: 2009-2010

FALL 2009

September 17, 2009
On the Sacredness of Emptiness: Contemporary Art and Religion at St. Peter's Jesuit-Church in Cologne - Fr. Friedhelm Mennekes, S.J., International Visiting Jesuit Scholar with the Visual Arts department at Holy Cross.

September 21, 2009
What Hopkins Can Teach Us - Paul Mariani, professor of English at Boston College. Presidential Colloquium on Jesuits and the Liberal Arts.

September 24, 2009
Thomas More Lecture on Faith, Work and Civic Life - B.J. Cassin '55, chairman and president of the Cassin Educational Initiative Foundation.

September 26, 2009
Alumni/ae Colloquium: "Sent to the Frontiers: Jesuits, Alumni/ae, and the Work of the Church" - Keynote address by Rev. James Corkery, S.J., theologian at the Milltown Institute of Philosophy and Theology in Ireland.

September 28, 2009
Mystical Transfers, Local and Global: The Modernity of 'Folk' Catholicism in the Philippines - Smita Lahiri, Associate Professor of anthropology at Harvard University.

October 5, 2009
The Mission of the Church in the Asian Context - Peter C. Phan, the Ignacio Ellacuria Chair of Catholic Social Thought at Georgetown University.

October 6, 2009
Women in Prison in New England: What Can Be Done to Reduce Reliance on Incarceration? - Russ Immarigeon, editor of the national bi-monthly publication Women, Girls & Criminal Justice.

October 7, 2009
The Middle Class at Risk: The New Economic Security and What Can Be Done About It - Jacob Hacker, the Stanley Resor Professor of Political Science at Yale University. Part of the series After the Fall: Capitalism and a just way forward.

October 14, 2009
Pray the Devil Back to Hell: Women Ending the War in Liberia - Film screening and lecture by Janet Johnson Bryant, a former journalist for Liberian Catholic radio who helped launch the Liberian Mass Action for Peace.

October 15, 2009
Islamic Law, Shariah-based Finance, and Economic Theory - Caner Dagli, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, Holy Cross. Part of the series After the Fall: Capitalism and a just way forward.

October 19, 2009
The Challenge of Climate Change - William D. Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University. Part of the series After the Fall: Capitalism and a just way forward.

October 22, 2009
Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka: A Problem of State Formation - Ranjith Amarasinghe, Professor Emeritus of political science at the University of Peradeniya and former director of the Peace Building Unit in the Ministry of Constitutional Affairs and National Integration in Sri Lanka.

November 3, 2009
Recasting banks in 2009: An insider's view - David A. Spina '64, retired chairman and CEO of State Street Corporation and a Holy Cross trustee. Part of the series After the Fall: Capitalism and a just way forward.

November 10, 2009
Everyday Practice of Science: From Discovery and Credibility to Integrity and Faith - Fred Grinnell, professor of cell biology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

November 11, 2009
Summer in the Holy Land - Two students, Amy Lazarus '10 and Miriam Westin '11, share their experiences as part of the Rothberg Summer Institute at Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

November 12, 2009
How to Prevent the Next Great Depression: A Jewish Law Perspective - Aaron Levine, the Samson and Halina Bitensky Professor of Economics and chairman of the department at Yeshiva University. Part of the series After the Fall: Capitalism and a just way forward.

November 17, 2009
Flourishing Economies: Supporting and deepening personal and public awareness - Daniel Barbezat, professor of economics at Amherst College. Part of the series After the Fall: Capitalism and a just way forward.

November 18, 2009
The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany - Susannah Heschel, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College.

November 19, 2009
Genetic Nonsense: From Bench to Bedside - Allan Jacobson, professor and chair of the department of molecular genetics and microbiology at UMass Medical School.

SPRING 2010

February 16, 2010
Values in Economic Life - Sr. Catherine Cowley, RA, PhD, Associate Director of the Institute for Religion, Ethics and Public Life at Heythrop College, University of London. Part of the series After the Fall: Capitalism and a just way forward.

February 18, 2010
Inter-Religious Dialogue in Tibet: The Example of Ippolito Desideri, S.J. - Trent Pomplun, Associate Professor of Theology at Loyola College Maryland, will discuss his recent book, Jesuit on the Roof of the World: Ippolito Desideri's Mission to Tibet. Presidential Colloquium on Jesuits and the Liberal Arts.

February 18, 2010
Writers on Vocation: Brenda Miller - Author of Season of the Body and Blessing of the Animals and associate professor of English at Western Washington University.

February 22, 2010
Christians and Muslims Together: Lessons from Yesterday for Today - Sidney H. Griffith, Professor and chair of the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures at the Catholic University of America.

February 25, 2010
Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture - Ellen Ruppel Shell, author of Cheap, and professor of journalism and co-director of the Science and Medical Journalism Program at Boston University. Part of the series After the Fall: Capitalism and a just way forward.

March 9, 2010
Dorothy Day: Challenging Still (Thirty Years After Her Death) - Patrick Jordan, managing editor of Commonweal.

March 11, 2010
Reforming Health Care in the U.S.: What Now? - Jonathan Gruber, director of the Health Care Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research and Professor of economics at MIT. Part of the series After the Fall: Capitalism and a just way forward.

March 18-19, 2010
Biological Foundations of Morality? Neuroscience, Evolution and Morality - Two-day conference features Michael Gazzaniga, professor of psychology and the director for the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California Santa Barbara; and Patrick Haggard, a researcher at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London.

March 22, 2010
Christians in a Muslim World: Christianity in Contemporary Middle East and North Africa - Kamal Feriali, anthropologist, Moroccan native, and former instructor of Arabic language and culture at the University of Florida.

March 23, 2010
The Representation of the Holocaust in Poetry - Marc Lee Raphael, professor and chair of religious studies, Nathan and Sophia Gumenick professor of Judaic Studies and director of the program and minor in Judaic Studies at the College of William and Mary.

March 25, 2010
Chesterton in America and at Holy Cross - Rev. Ian Boyd, C.S.B., president of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith and Culture at Seton Hall University and editor of The Chesterton Review, and Dermot A. Quinn, professor of history at Seton Hall and associate editor of The Chesterton Review.

April 6, 2010
Political Belief and Political Reconciliation: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Problem of the Taliban - Paula Newberg and Marshall B. Coyne Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University.

April 7, 2010
Understanding the Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults in America - Christian Smith, Director of the National Study of Youth and Religion (NSYR). Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity.

April 8, 2010
The Place of Revelation in Christian-Muslim Dialogue - Mahmoud Ayoub, Professor of Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations at the Hartford Seminary and Professor Emeritus at Temple University.

April 12, 2010
Women in Afghanistan, from the Taliban Until Today - Patricia Omidian, head of social sciences for the Aga Khan University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan.

April 12, 2010
Rwandan Genocide - Fr. Romain Rurangirwa, a survivor of the genocide in Rwanda.

April 13, 2010
Dreaming Me: Black, Baptist and Buddhist; A Conversation - Jan Willis, professor of religion at Wesleyan University.

April 14, 2010
Film Screening and Lecture: "Icyizere: Hope" - Kenyan film maker Patrick Mureithi.

April 20, 2010
Every Person Has a Name: My time at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and Teaching the Holocaust - Thomas Doughton, Historian and senior lecturer in the Center for Interdisciplinary and Special Studies. Kraft-Hiatt Program for Jewish Christian Understanding.