The Bunting Peace & Justice Studies Speaker Series

January 24, 2018: "No Justice, No Peace? The Future of the Justice Pillar in the Colombian Peace Accords" - Gimena Sanchez-Garzoli, Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
6 pm, Fourth Floor Programming Room

March 19, 2018: "American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference" - Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy, Co-sponsored with Messina and Mission Integration 
6 pm, McGuire Hall    

Mark Bowden Lecture

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6:30 pm
McGuire Hall

Mark Bowden, '73, is a bestselling author of 13 books including his most recent, Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam, which will be the book of discussion during the event.

Writing Events

Tuesday, February 13, 2018:  Nahid Rachlin: Reading,
Co-sponsored with the department of Modern Languages

6 pm, Knott Hall B03

Nahid Rachlin went to Columbia University Writing Program on a Doubleday-Columbia Fellowship and then went on to Stanford University on a Stegner Fellowship. She’s written a memoir, Persian Girls (Penguin), four novels, Jumping Over Fire (City Lights), Foreigner (W.W. Norton), Married To A Stranger (E.P.Dutton-Penguin), The Heart's Desire (City Lights), and a collection of short stories, Veils (City Lights).  Rachlin has taught at Barnard College, Yale University and currently at the New School University.

Monday, February 26, 2018:  Greg Howard: New York Times Reporter
6 pm, McManus Theater

Greg Howard was named one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 earlier in 2017. Currently on the Metro desk for The New York Times, Howard was a David Carr Fellow at The New York Times Magazine and covers a variety of topics, including sports, politics, race, and music. Howard, originally from Bowie, Md., majored in writing and minored in business at Loyola.  He has published pieces in Deadspin, Village Voice, Dallas Observer.  Mr. Howard graduated from Loyola in 2010 and received his Master of Arts in journalism from New York University in 2011.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018:  Alissa Nutting: Writers At Work

6 pm, Knott Hall B03

Alissa Nutting is a professor of creative writing at Grinnell College. She is the author of the award-winning collection of stories Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls and the novels Tampa (2013) and Made for Love (2017). Her work has appeared in the New York TimesO, The Oprah MagazineTin HouseFence; and Bomb, among other venues. She has been a finalist for the ForeWord Book of the Year and the Eric Hoffer Montaigne Medal. She is also a former editor of the Black Warrior Review.

Thursday, April 5, 2018: Richard Ford: Reading     Modern Masters

5 pm, McManus Theater

Richard Ford is the author of seven novels and three collections of stories. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Independence Day and the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in short fiction. Richard Ford is the author of the Bascombe novels, which include the Sports Writer and its sequels, Independence Day—the first novel to win the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award—and The Lay of the Land, as well as the short story collections Rock Springs and A Multitude of Sins, which contain many widely anthologized stories. His latest book is a memoir, Between Them, about his parents. He is the 2016 recipient of the Princess of Asturias Award for Literature in Spain. He lives with his wife Kristina in East Boothbay, Maine.

Monday, April 23, 2018: Eliza Griswold: Poetry Reading     Modern Masters

4 pm, Knott Hall B01

Eliza Griswold’s first book of poems was published in 2007, Wideawake Field by Farrar Straus & Giroux. Her poems have been published inGranta, theNew Yorkerand theParis Review.  She won a 2010 Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.Most recently, as a Berggruen fellow at Harvard Divinity School, Griswold has been using data to map the Syrian poets, artists, filmmakers who’ve fled the country. Her translations of Afghan women’s folk poetry,I am the Beggar of the World, won the 2015 PEN/Prize in Poetry Translation.

36th Annual Cosmos and Creation Conference

Friday, June 8, 2018 - Sunday, June 10, 2018

Keynote lectures will be presented by Michelle Francl, Bryn Mawr College, Chair and Professor of Chemistry, Director of Chemistry Graduate Studies. The topic of her presentations will be: Are scientists mystics?

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