Spring 2016

*All events are in Room 5307, on Wednesdays, 12:30-2pm, unless otherwise noted

February 3rd
Susan Woodward
, “The Decline of Violence: A Conversation with Susan Woodward on Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of our Nature”

February 10th
Jeff Diamant 

“Saudi Arabia and African American Muslims, 1975-2000: Religious Authority and Transnationalism in a Muslim-Minority Land”

February 17th
Jürgen Mackert
“Changing forms of citizenship and the ‘Refugee Crisis’ in Germany”

February 24th
Andrew March
“Explaining Disbelief: On the Enduring Puzzle of Religious Pluralism”

February 24th
Andrew March
“Explaining Disbelief: On the Enduring Puzzle of Religious Pluralism”

March 2nd
Bryan Turner
“Islamophobia vs. Islamofascism: the Role of Advocacy Concepts in Sociology”

March 9th
Shehzad Nadeem
“Bourgeois Bodies: How Yoga was Made Middle Class and Modern”

March 16th
Jon Keller
“The ‘Office of the Prophet’ in the Hebrew Bible: The Birth of Political Criticism”

March 30th
Matthew Baxter
“Bare Life: Nirvana, Mixed Marriage, and the Secular in Non-Brahmin Political Theory”

April 6th
Marc Katz
“Can you be commanded to be happy? A Jewish view”

April 13th
Lisa Tagliaferri
“Catherine of Siena’s Network”

April 20th
Matthew Scherer
“Democracy’s everyday failures: Tragedy, acknowledgement, and traces of theology in the late political thought of Stanley Cavell”

April 27th
Hilke Brockmann
“German Angst and German Glück [Happiness]: Experiencing migration in the 21st Century”

May 4th
Jamie Lindsay
“Jurgen Habermas’ Differentiation of Religious, Moral, and Ethical Discursive Contexts”

May 11th
Tracy Dennis-Tiwary
“Plugging into Happiness: How Technology Can Both Heal and Harm the Anxious Brain”

May 18th
Janet Gornick
“High and Rising Inequality: Causes and Consequences”

 

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