Events at the McFarland Center

Fall 2015

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Fleshy Passages: How Feminist Biblical Studies Can Contribute to Rethinking Health and Illness — Denise Buell, professor of religion at Williams College, draws from recent studies in microbiology and early Christian texts to offer contemporary ways of thinking about health and environmental responsibility. Co-sponsored with the Class of 1956 Chair in New Testament Studies.
4:30 p.m., Rehm Library


Monday, October 26, 2015
Jesuit Kaddish: Encounters between Jesuits and Jews and Why These Might Matter to Us — Rev. James Bernauer, S.J., is professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College, and co-editor of “The Tragic Couple: Encounters Between Jews and Jesuits" (Brill, 2013). His talk will offer an overview of how Jesuits became a leader in dialogue with Jews and will focus on encounters in the 20th century, with special attention on the historical context of the Holocaust. Co-sponsored by the Mission and Identity Committee. 
4:30 p.m., Rehm Library


Thursday, November 12, 2015
Cultures of Capital Enhancement: Who is the Neoliberal Subject and What Does It Know of Democracy? — Wendy Brown, Class of 1936 First Professor of Political Science at the University of California Berkeley, explores neoliberal reason and its influence on democratic practice and imagination. Brown is author of "Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism's Stealth Revolution" (Zone Books, 2015). Co-sponsored with CIS.
4:30 p.m., Rehm Library


Spring 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Choosing Love: Bearing the Weight of the Other — Cultural critic, David Kyuman Kim, associate professor of religious studies and of American studies at Connecticut College, examines the status of love in politics, public life, religion and the arts, and draws examples from the work of American playwright Tony Kushner and choreographer David Dorfman. His current book project is titled "The Public Life of Love."
4:30 p.m., Rehm Library


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