Loyola University Maryland

Jerome S. Cardin Memorial Lecture

Jerome S. Cardin Memorial Lecture presented by Adam Gopnik

Loyola University Maryland welcomed Adam Gopnik, award-winning journalist for The New Yorker, for the Jerome S. Cardin Memorial Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Gopnik’s lecture is titled "Believing Without Belief, Spirituality Without Team Spirit: Thinking about Tolerance in the Twenty-First Century."

Gopnik has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986 and has won the National Magazine Award for Essay and the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. 

He is the author of several books, including his latest, At the Strangers’ Gate: Arrival in New York, a memoir in which Gopnik shares his experiences moving from Montreal to New York in the 1980s. His other titles include The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food; Angels & Ages: A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life; and Through the Children’s Gate. 

He has broadcasted regularly for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and wrote the article on American culture for the last two editions of the Encyclopedia Britannica. In 2012, the French government named Gopnik a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters. He has received honorary doctorates from McGill University and the Rhode Island School of Design. 

The Jerome S. Cardin Memorial Lecture was established by the Jerome S. Cardin family to foster exploration of topics in the humanities pertinent to the Jewish and Christian traditions, particularly in the area of Jewish-Christian relations. The annual lecture, hosted by the Center for the Humanities at Loyola University Maryland, is open to the region’s academic and religious communities and the general public.

To view pictures from the event, please visit Loyola Advancement on Flickr. For more information on previous lectures, please visit Celebrating the History of Cardin.