Past Events

  • Nov 04

    Film & Dialogue Nite: Inherit the Wind


    Braun Room, Andover Hall

    This is a classic film about the showdown between evolution and creation in the famous Scopes Monkey Trial that was held in Dayton, Tennessee in 1925. After its release in 1960, "Inherit the Wind" set the tone for cultural imagining of the events of the Scopes trial for decades to come. However, the film was a fictionalized account of the trial that served as an analogy for the evils of McCarthyism. How were the events of "Inherit the Wind" different from the actual trial? What do these changes tell us about the legacy of the evolution-creation debate in the 1960s and today?

  • Oct 30

    Book Talk: The American Health Care Paradox with Lauren A. Taylor


    Braun Room, Andover Hall
    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    For decades, experts have puzzled over why the US spends more on health care but suffers poorer outcomes than other industrialized nations. In The American Health Care Paradox, Elizabeth H. Bradley and Lauren A. Taylor marshal extensive research, including a comparative study of health care data from thirty countries, and get to the root of this paradox. They show us how and why the US health care “system” developed as it did; examine the constraints on, and possibilities for, reform; and profile inspiring new initiatives from around the world.

  • Oct 02

    Film & Dialogue Nite: High Noon


    Braun Room, Andover Hall
    6:30pm to 9:30pm

    Why do we love cowboys? Come watch this iconic Western with an eye towards the ideologies and mythologies that it most celebrates. Following the film, the group will be led by Lauren Taylor, M. Div '15, in a discussion on how these memes continue to exert influence on modern policy debates.

  • Jun 06

    SYMPOSIUM: Urbanism, Spirituality, and Well-being

    Jun 06 (All day) to Jun 08 (All day)

    Future Urbanisms

    Scholarship on the future of the City, with particular emphasis on the creation of meaningful, sustainable, and spiritually inspiring urban environments that support environmental health and well-being. Speakers: Prof. Timothy Beatley (UVA), Prof. Julio Bermudez (CUA), Alan Logan, ND, Prof. Tom Barrie (NCSU), Nader Ardalan (GSD), Prof. Harvey Cox (HDS). 

    Location:  June 6-7 Glastonbury Abbey (Hingham, MA), June 8 Harvard Divinity School

  • May 04

    CONFERENCE 5/4: The Theory of Occasionalism: East and West

    (All day)

    A One-day Conference on

    The Theory of Occasionalism: East and West

    Saturday, May 4, 2013

    Sperry Room, Andover Hall, Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue




    • Occasionalism in Islamic Philosophy
    • Occasionalism in Early Modern Philosophy
    • Occasionalism Today



    Fred Ablondi, Hendrix College

    Hasan Horkuc, Durham University (United Kingdom)

    Ozgur Koca, Claremont Graduate School

    Daniel Lim, Renmin University  (China)