University Colloquium – Rick Shenkman

Why is Democracy so @#$&! Hard?Rick ShenkmanHistorian, Author, Investigative ReporterGeorge Washington University’s History News Network In the 1940s, six in ten Americans hadn’t gone past the eighth grade. Today a majority have attended college.  But surveys show that Americans today are no better educated about politics.  A majority don’t even know that we have three branches....

University Colloquium: Kevin Seidel

Ecotones of Scripture and Literature An ecotone is a landscape ecology term for the zone where two neighboring habitats interact. In his presentation, Kevin will explore how ecotones might help us think about the interactions between our readings of scripture and of literature. He will draw on his recent sabbatical-year experience teaching at the Oregon....

University Colloquium: Amir Hussain

Muslims and the Making of AmericaAmir Hussian, PhDProfessor of Theological StudiesLoyola Marymount University“There has never been an America without Muslims.” Amir Hussain, an American Muslim, contends that Muslims played an essential role in the creation and cultivation of the United States. Dr. Hussain is Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University, the Jesuit university in....

“The Morality of Socially Responsible Investing” – Jared Peifer

Dr. Jared Peifer offers the monthly University Colloquium presentation on “The Morality of Socially Responsible Investing.” Peifer is Assistant Professor of Management at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College in New York.  He is an economic sociologist who has done significant research on the economics and sociology of socially responsible investing. (Please note....