Spring 2021

Abbe Smith

Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law at Georgetown Law and director of the Criminal Defense & Prisoner Advocacy Clinic

Abbe Smith, noted criminal defense attorney and professor of law at Georgetown University, …
Antony Shugaar

Author and translator

The 2020-2021 Paul and Silvia Rava lecture titled "Families of Worlds" featured Antony Shugaar. …
David Kertzer
The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics presented a discussion of the newly …
Drew Shindell

Nicholas Professor of Earth Science, Duke University

Drew Shindell discussed the health, labor and agriculture benefits of climate change mitigation …
Glenn Hubbard

dean emeritus and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics,Columbia Business School; chairman, U.S. Council of Economic Advisers (2001-2003)

Glenn Hubbard presented the Murray Weidenbaum Tribute Lecture: ‘After the Election: Recovery, …
Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Rev. Dr. Zandra Wagoner, Rev. Traci Blackmon, J.T. Snipes
This Interfaith Week discussion featured Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Rev. Traci Blackmon, Rev. Zandra Wagoner and J.T. Snipes. It focused on opportunities and challenges associated with interfaith organizing and anti-racism strategies on university campuses, in local communities, and the world.
John Danforth and Matt Malone

John C. Danforth, former U.S. Senator from Missouri; Matt Malone,president and editor-in-chief, America Media

People of faith in the U.S. today are as politically polarized as other Americans, prompting …
Olympia Bekou and Leila Sadat

Professor of Public International Law and Head of School, University of Nottingham

Professor Olympia Bekou discussed how to overcome barriers to justice and achieve …
Inclusive Growth in St. Louis image
This two-part discussion, titled "Creating Inclusive Access to Education, Training & …
Traci Blackmon
Americans today are deeply divided. Religion has played a crucial role in promoting conflict …
Rhonda Magee

Professor of Law,University of San Francisco

Rhonda Magee, Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, delivered the inaugural …
Severine Autesserre

Professor of Political Science,Barnard College

Severine Autesserre, award-winning author, peace builder and researcher, spoke about her new …
Susan Stokes

Blake Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and faculty director, Chicago Center on Democracy, University of Chicago

Susan Stokes presented a public lecture entitled, "Is 'Direct Democracy' Good for Democracy? …
Susan Wolf

Edna J. Koury Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This lecture, "Meaningfulness: A Third Dimension of the Good Life," with Susan Wolf, proposed an analysis of meaningfulness in terms of subjective engagement with objective values.
Zareena Grewal

Associate Professor of American Studies, Religious Studies, Anthropology, and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration, Yale University

The Quran is one of the most iconic objects in American debates about racial and religious …