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Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs.  Our speaker is Marion Katz, Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University.  Professor Katz’s lecture is titled “Crones, Slaves and the Caliph’s Daughter: The Complexities of Gender in Pre-Modern Legal Texts.”

 
Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 9:00 pm

 

Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University History Department, and titled “Empire, Federation, Union, Globe: Power Beyond the Nation in the 20th Century.”  Our speaker is Frederick Cooper, Professor of History at New York University.

 

 
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University History Department, titled “The Advent of the Anthropocene: Was That the Big Story of the 20th Century?”  Our speaker is John McNeill, University Professor of History at Georgetown University.

 
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, titled “My Personal Theological Journey: Believing and its Tensions”.  Our speaker is Dr. Neil Gillman, Professor Emeritus of Jewish philosophy at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York.

 
Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm

This week our lecture is presented by Boston University’s Institute for Philosophy and Religion, titled “Religion Without God: An Indian Perspective.”  Our speaker is Parimal Patil, Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy, and Chair of the Department of South Asian Studies at Harvard University.

 
Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Center for the Study of Europe and titled “The Global Environmental Crisis: Is There a Place for an Individual Response?”  Our speaker is Dr. Katia Vladimirova, visiting scholar at the Center.

 
Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 9:00 pm

This week we feature a panel discussion presented by the Boston University Center for the Study of Europe, titled “The Ukraine Crisis: Implications for Foreign Policy.”  Our speakers are: Harvard University visiting professor, Pawel Karolewski; Brandeis University assistant professor, Chandler Rosenberger; and New School professor, Nina Khrushcheva.

 
Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm

This week we feature a panel discussion presented by the Center for the Study of Europe in collaboration with the Latin American Studies Program.  Our speakers are: Kostis Kornetis, Assistant Professor at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at New York University; and Alex Khasnabish, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.   Tonight’s discussion is titled “Social Resistance in Times of Austerity.”

 
Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Institute for Philosophy and Religion, co-sponsored by the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies. Our speaker is Kenneth Reinhard, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UCLA.  Professor Reinhard’s lecture is titled “Psychoanalysis and the Monotheistic Origins of Modern Science.”

 
Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 9:00 pm

This week our lecture is presented by Boston University’s History Department, and titled “The Phoenix Century: Myths of Rebirth from the Ashes of World War II”.  Our speaker is British author and historian, Keith Lowe.