Past Lectures


April 11, 2019
Dr. Mohammed Boudoudou, Professor of Sociology (retired), Mohammed V University; Visiting Post-Doctoral Fulbright Scholar, Community Colleges of Spokane.

Islam, Immigration, and European Integration:
In a modern world characterized by increasing interconnectedness and population mobility, questions of immigration and social integration loom larger than ever. Like America, Europe is struggling with its own complex set of challenges surrounding these issues. In his talk, Dr. Boudoudou will address how Islam and Muslims are caught up in the often fraught discourse and dynamics of European identity, immigration, and social and political integration.


March 1, 2018
Peter Cho Phan, Ignacio Ellacuria, S.J. Chair of Catholic Social Thought, Georgetown University
"Would there be Christianity without Migration? Church as a Community of Migrants"

January 30, 2017
Dr. Jonathan Brown
"Why Shouldn't I think there's a Problem with Islam"


February 4, 2016
Dr. Amy Jill-Levine
"Of Pearls and Prodigals: Hearing Jesus' Parables through Jewish Ears"

January 2016
Dr. John Kelsay
"The Debate over the Islamic State Group"

October 2014
Dr. John Borelli
"1964: Fifty Years Ago at Vatican II and the Catholic Commitment to Interreligious Dialogue"

April 2014
Dr. Martin Kavka
"Articulating a Positive Relationship Between Christians and Jews"

October 2012
Dr. Joseph Prabhu
"The Encounter of Religions"

March 2010
The Venerable Geshe Thupten Phelgye
"Economics and Human Rights"

October 2009
Dr. Amir Hussain
"Building Faith Neighbors"

October 2008
The Venerable Geshe Thupten Phelgye
"Buddhist Wisdom"

April 2008
Thubten Chodron
"Buddhist Wisdom"