Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service’s Father Richard Ryscavage SJ ’67 will draw upon years of research and experience to survey the global refugee crisis, and provide innovative ideas to address this humanitarian crisis. Fr. Ryscavage will also share insights on how Pope Francis views the crisis and how the Holy Father has acted to ease human pain and suffering.
In observance of Veterans Day, on Thursday, Nov. 9, Assumption College will host an alumni guest speaker at 4 p.m., who will offer a lecture titled “Please Don’t Just Thank me for my Service” in the Salon, in the La Maison building on the College’s campus, 500 Salisbury St., Worcester.
Professor Tony Esolen will discuss the differences between how we experience time and how Dante, steeped as he was in both Scripture and in a way of life that measured time sub specie aeternitatis, experienced such. Time will be explored not only for the hours of the day, but for the years of a man’s life, and the entire history of mankind from the Fall to the Second Coming.
Media plays a significant role in shaping the public’s minds and opinions and religion is no different. Assumption College will welcome Father Edward Beck, C.P. ’80, CNN’s faith and religion commentator, who will present “Religion, Church and the Media: A Delicate Balance” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, in the La Maison Salon.
Rabbi Klein Lecture: Suzanne Garment will address how we are to understand the contemporary resurgence of both violent and non-violent anti-Semitism. What is its origin, and is it likely to fade away or grow in strength?
The History Honor Society Invites You to their Induction Ceremony and Public Lecture by Deborah Kisatsky, Associate Professor of History entitled
’We Must Somehow Get Rid of Ourselves’: Self and Self-Sacrifice in the Spiritual Pacifism of Adin Ballou, Leo Tolstoy, and Mohandas Gandhi
Public Welcome | Refreshments
Why do governments tolerate the violation of their own laws and regulations?
Alisha Holland, Ph.D., Government, Society of Fellows, Harvard University examines the politics of property law violations by Latin America¹s urban poor, such as squatting, street vending, and electricity theft. It uses the examples to discuss the broader political and ethical debate on whether governments should punish legal violations if the state cannot guarantee basic social rights.