Xavier Announces Spring Ethics/Religion and Society Lecture Series

January 18, 2012

Xavier University announces the spring 2012 topics for its Ethics/Religion and Society Lecture Series called “Justice, Tolerance, and Diversity.” They will debate the meanings of justice, tolerance and diversity as well as their interrelationships. How do different definitions of or approaches to justice affect the understandings of tolerance and diversity? How does one’s understanding of diversity affect one’s view of justice? Which differences are most significant and which must be tolerated? The latest information is at www.xavier.edu/ers/ These free lectures are held on the Xavier University Campus and the public is welcome. More information at 513-745-2009.

Jorge Garcia: January 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the Conaton Board Room on Xavier University Campus. Jorge Garcia is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and a fellow of the Du Bois Institute at Harvard University. He writes on ethics, medical ethics and race. He is the author of The Heart of Racism: Essays on Diversity, Race, and Relativism (Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming) and more than 80 articles.

Laura Garcia: January 27, 2012 at 3:00 pm in the Conaton Board Room on Xavier University Campus. A scholar in residence at Boston College, Garcia has taught at Boston College, Calvin College, the University of Notre Dame, the University of St. Thomas, The Catholic University of America, Georgetown University and Rutgers. She writes on natural theology, ethics and feminism. The title of her lecture is “A Feminist Defense of Male/Female Complementarity."

William Wagner: February 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Schiff Conference Room of the Cintas Center. Prof. Wagner teaches law at The Catholic University of America and directs the Interdisciplinary Program in Law and Religion. He has been a Fulbright research scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany, and is the author of The Contractual Reallocation of Procreative Resources and Parental Rights: The Natural Endowment Critique (Dartmouth Press, 1995). He will present two lectures, one on John Courtney Murray and the Vatican II Declaration on Religious Liberty and another on law and diversity.

Waheed Hussain: Monday, April 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Schiff Conference Room of the Cintas Center. Prof. Hussain teaches legal studies and business ethics at the Wharton School of Business. He writes on the intersection of morality and public life. He will present two lectures, one on Islam and business and another more general discussion of Islam and modernity.