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Boondoggle! The Struggle to Build the Eisenhower MemorialBruce Cole February 28, 2017, 7:00 p.m., St. Olaf College, Dittmann 305
Authorized by Congress 17 years ago, the Eisenhower Memorial is still on the drawing board. Its design by “starchitect” Frank Gehry for the National Mall remains unfunded by Congress and is the target of a storm of criticism. Eisenhower Memorial Commission member Bruce Cole — speaking as a private citizen — will share the monument’s story.
Two-Day Symposium on Religious and Political DisagreementRobert Benne, Amy E. Black, Mitri Raheb, and Miroslav Volf April 20, 2017, St. Olaf College, Tomson Hall 280
April 21, 2017
The symposium will feature Robert Benne, Amy Black, Mitri Raheb, and Miroslav Volf. These four distinguished scholars of religion will address issues of religious and political disagreement as they bear on (a) diversity within the Christian community largely considered, (b) differences among evangelical Christians, (c) debates arising out of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and (d) disagreements among the “world religions” (e.g., Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism) and secular perspectives in pluralistic and globalized societies.
Debating Religious Freedom TodayRobert P. George, Cécile Laborde, and David Little April 27, 2017, 7:00 p.m., St. Olaf College, Tomson Hall 280
This panel discussion will feature renowned normative political theorists Robert P. George, Cécile Laborde, and David Little. They will address issues revolving around the meaning, justification, and practice of religious freedom.
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