Lectures & Conferences
2012 Annual Hugh and Beverly Wamble Religious Liberty Lecture
Guest Lecturer: Dr. Charles Kimball, Presidential Professor and Director of Religious Studies, University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK.
Lecture Title: "Lethal Religion: The Explosive Mix of Religion and Politics in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam."
There will be a book signing for Dr. Kimball's new book, "When Religion Becomes Lethal" immediately following his presentation.
2011 Annual Hugh and Beverly Wamble Religious Liberty Lecture will be held on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 1:30 in the HCB 510 (banquet room) with Dr. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri as visiting guest speaker.
Kambiz GhaneaBassiri (B.A., Claremont McKenna College, A.M. Harvard University, Ph.D. Ibid.) is an associate professor of religion and humanities at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of A History of Islam in America (Cambridge University Press, 2010), along with Competing Visions of Islam in the United States: A Study of Los Angeles (1997). He has served on the editorial board of The Encyclopedia of Islam in the United States (2006) and the Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History (forthcoming).
Join the W. R. Poage Legislative Library and the Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society for an exhibition that tells the story of everyday life and religious persecution inside the former Soviet Union. The exhibit will be on display from February 14, through August 2011 in the W.R. Poage Library Exhibit Gallery.
The J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies invites you to a lecture entitled "Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity is Transforming China and Changing the Global Balance of Power" by David Aikman, former Beijing bureau chief, Time Magazine. The lecture, co-sponosored by the Asian Studies Program, will be Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 1:00 PM. It will be held at the Baylor University School of Law, Appellate Classroom 127.
The J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies invites you to the 2010 Hugh and Beverly Wamble Lecture on Thursday February 11 at 4:00 in the 5th floor conference room of Cashion hall. This year's lecture is titled "Orthodoxy, Islam, and the Desecularization of Russian State Schools," presented by Elena Lisovskaya, Ph.D. Western Michigan University.
The Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society presents Vyacheslav Karpov, Ph.D., Western Michigan University, in a lecture titled, "How do Orthodox Christians Read and Interpret the Bible? Findings from Russia and Comparative Research." The lecture will be Friday February 12 at 10:00 am in the Church-State Seminar Room, Carroll Library 323.