E/RS Lecture Series

Spring 2018


February 6: E/RS Interviews: On Capitalism

In the 6th of 6 E/RS interviews, Staff Johnson (Finance) and Tim Brownlee (Philosophy) will discuss the virtues and vices of capitalism. E/RS interviews provide an opportunity for us to get to know members of the Xavier community in a more informal way. 

Date: February 6, 7 p.m.

Location: TBA

February 26: Lunch with Timothy Snyder

Timothy Snyder, Professor of History at Yale University, is the author of the bestselling book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons on the Twentieth Century. He is also the author of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, and the forthcoming work Roads to Unfreedom, which chronicles the rise of authoritarianism in Russia, Europe, and America.

Dr. Snyder’s talk will be a lunch event and will require an RSVP. Details coming soon.

Date: February 26, 2017, 12 noon.

Location: The Cintas Center, Banquet Room


March 20: Danielle Allen on Equality and the Declaration of Independence Today

Danielle Allen is the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University, and Director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. As a political theorist she has published broadly in democratic theory, political sociology, and the history of political thought. Her recent publications include Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality (2014), Education and Equality (2016), and Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A. (2017).

Location and Time: The Cintas Center, Banquet Room, 7 p.m.


April 12: Claudia Rankine on Race and Poetry

Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; she is also the editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. For her book Citizen, Rankine won both the PEN Open Book Award and the PEN Literary Award, the NAACP Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry; and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Citizen also holds the distinction of being the only poetry book to be a New York Times bestseller in the nonfiction category. She teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry.

There will two events with Claudia Rankine: an evening talk and an afternoon poetry reading. Details TBA.

Location and Time: TBA