Past Lecture Events

2018-2019 Lecture Events

Keri Day, Associate Professor of Constructive Theology and African American Religion, Princeton Theological Seminary

Keri Day, Associate Professor of Constructive Theology and African American Religion, Princeton Theological Seminary

“Rethinking Azusa: If it Wasn't for the Women”

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Hoover 105

Day presented a moving examination of the Azusa Street Revival of 1906-1915, powerfully woven into contemporary concerns of today.

Day’s teaching and research interests are in womanist/feminist theologies, social critical theory, cultural studies, economics, and Afro-Pentecostalism. She is the author of Unfinished Business: Black Women, The Black Church, and the Struggle to Thrive in America (2012) and Religious Resistance to Neoliberalism: Womanist and Black Feminist Perspectives (2015). She is at work on her third book manuscript, which explores how early Pentecostalism contributes to the religious and democratic imagination. In 2017, she was recognized by ABC News as one of six black women at the “center of gravity” in theological education in America.

Day received her PhD in religion from Vanderbilt University and earned an MA in religion and ethics from Yale Divinity School. Alongside her scholarship, she also engages public policy leaders and has been a guest political commentator on KERA, NPR, DFW/FOX News and Huffington Post Live on issues related to faith and politics. She has written for the Dallas Morning News’ faith and politics blog, The Feminist Wire and The Huffington Post.

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Robert P. George

Robert P. George

“Civic Virtues and the Constitution: The Founders’ Plan to Protect Liberty and Prevent Tyranny”

Thursday, March 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Bauman Auditorium

Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He is also a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. He has served as chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and as a presidential appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He has also served on the President’s Council on Bioethics and as the U.S. member of UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Science and Technology. He was a Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Swarthmore College, he holds the degrees of J.D. and M.T.S. from Harvard University and the degrees of D.Phil., B.C.L. and D.C.L. from Oxford University, in addition to 19 honorary degrees. He is a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Citizens Medal and the Honorific Medal for the Defense of Human Rights of the Republic of Poland, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Baylor University has named its new Washington, D.C.-based program the “Robert P. George Initiative in Faith, Ethics, and Public Policy.” Professor George’s most recent book is Conscience and Its Enemies (ISI Books).

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Dr. Bradley Campbell, PhD

Dr. Bradley Campbell, PhD

“Dignity, Victimhood, and the Future of the University”

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Hoover 105

Dr. Bradley Campbell will draw from his work to discuss the challenges that new moral concepts and related trends are posing to scholarship, free speech, and to students’ well-being at contemporary universities, along with some possible solutions.

Dr. Campbell is the author of The Geometry of Genocide: A Study in Pure Sociology and coauthor (along with Dr. Jason Manning of West Virginia University) of The Rise of Victimhood Culture: Microaggressions, Safe Spaces, and the New Culture WarsCampbell is broadly interested in the study of moral conflict – clashes of right and wrong – and has written widely about law, violence and genocide. More recently, his work has examined the conflicts on college campuses over microaggressions, safe spaces, trigger warnings and free speech.

He holds a BA in sociology from Lee University, an MS in applied sociology from Clemson University, and a PhD in sociology from the University of Virginia. He is an associate professor of sociology at California State University, Los Angeles.

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Gabe Lyons

Gabe Lyons

“Faithfulness in the Age of Distraction”

Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Bauman Auditorium

The William Penn Honors Program presents a powerful address by Gabe Lyons, co-author of Good Faith (2016), unChristian (2007) and the author of The Next Christians (2010), a manifesto for how Christians can faithfully lead in a changing culture.

On Friday night, September 28, Gabe will present “Faithfulness in the Age of Distraction,” a life-changing talk that will pierce through your scattered, frantic day-to-day— the too-tight schedules, the looming deadlines, the constant technological buzz—everything that has become a barrier to your relationship with God and others. You’ll come away with new tools and a refreshed perspective on what it takes to live out the gospel in our modern world. 

Gabe Lyons is the founder of Q, a learning community of Christian leaders where they are equipped to engage our cultural moment.  Their Q Conference annually convenes thousands of leaders from all industries while Q Commons, their global event simultaneously unites 140 cities and over 10,000 people on an October evening. Called "sophisticated and orthodox" by The New York Times, Q equips Christians apply their faith to daily life by addressing some of the most difficult and controversial issues of our time.

Gabe speaks to over 100,000 people each year on topics of equipping the next generation, cultural issues and research related to the intersection of faith and public life. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Rebekah, and their three children.

2017-2018 Lecture Events

Matthew Kaemingk, PhD, MDiv

Matthew Kaemingk, PhD, MDiv

“Christian Hospitality and Immigration”

Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Canyon Commons

Matthew Kaemingk, an assistant professor of Christian ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary and an associate dean for Fuller Texas in Houston, is an ordained minister in the Christian Reformed Church. His research and teaching focuses on Islam and political ethics, workplace theology, theology and culture, and Reformed public theology.

Kaemingk’s new book,  Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear, was released in January of 2018. Between 2013 and 2017, he served as the executive director of the Fuller Institute for Theology and Northwest Culture in Seattle.

Kaemingk earned a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and holds doctoral degrees in systematic theology from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and in Christian ethics from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Donald L. Drakeman, PhD

Donald L. Drakeman, PhD

“Death Sentence for the Life Sciences? The Humanities and the Future of Medicine”

Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
EHS 102


Donald L. Drakeman, a venture partner at Advent Life Sciences, is a former entrepreneur and chief executive in the biotechnology industry, during which he cofounded Medarex Inc. and Genmab A/S, both of which grew to be multi-billion-dollar companies. Drakeman has overseen the progression of numerous innovative medical products for cancer, infectious disease and inflammation from research concept to clinical trials.

Drakeman holds an AB from Dartmouth College, a JD from Columbia University and a PhD in the humanities from Princeton University, where he has served as a member of the faculty. He is currently a Fellow in Health Management at the University of Cambridge.

Joseph Clair

Joseph Clair, PhD

“The Lost Purpose of Learning”

Thursday, November 30, 2017

A native Oregonian, Dr. Clair followed his educational pursuit all over the world and earned degrees in both England and the United States. He became the William Penn Honors Program director and assistant professor of religious studies at George Fox after receiving his doctorate from Princeton University. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Wheaton College (Illinois) and a master’s degree from Cambridge, where he studied as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. He is the author of Discerning the Good in the Letters and Sermons of Augustine (Oxford University Press, 2016) and On Education, Formation, Citizenship, and the Lost Purpose of Learning (Bloomsbury, 2017), along with numerous articles and essays on Christianity, culture and ethics.

Jason Lepojärvi

Jason Lepojärvi, PhD

“God Is Love, but Love Is Not God: C.S. Lewis's Theology of Love”

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Jason Lepojärvi, PhD, is a post-doctoral visiting scholar at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Born to a Canadian mother and a Finnish father, Lepojärvi studied theology and philosophy at the University of Helsinki. His master’s thesis focused on Pope John Paul II's theology of the body and of sexuality.

As a visiting DPhil candidate at Oriel College, Oxford, Lepojärvi served as president of the Oxford University C.S. Lewis Society in 2012–13. Prior to moving to Canada in 2016, Lepojärvi, his wife and their two daughters lived in Oxford, where he worked as a research fellow in theology at St Benet's Hall.

His doctoral thesis God Is Love but Love Is Not God: C. S. Lewis’s Theology of Love (2015) analyzed C. S. Lewis’s contribution to the debate on Christian love that preoccupied much of 20th century theology. His current work is a post-doctoral research project on the theology of love, titled Idolatry: Catholic and Protestant Perspectives.

Michael Ward

Michael Ward, PhD

“The Heavens are Telling the Glory of God: C.S. Lewis, Narnia, and the Planets”

Friday, September 29, 2017

Michael Ward, PhD, is a senior research fellow at Blackfriars Hall in the University of Oxford and professor of apologetics at Houston Baptist University in Texas. He is the author of the award-winning and bestselling Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis (OUP, 2008), coeditor of The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis (CUP, 2010), and presenter of the BBC television documentary The Narnia Code (2009). He recently completed a critical edition of Lewis’s The Abolition of Man (Teller Books, 2017).

Ward served as chaplain of St. Peter’s College in the University of Oxford from 2009 to 2012; as chaplain of Peterhouse in the University of Cambridge from 2004 to 2007; and as warden of The Kilns, Lewis’s Oxford home, from 1996 to 1999. On the 50th anniversary of Lewis’s death, Ward unveiled a permanent national memorial to him in Poets’ Corner, Westminster Abbey, and edited an accompanying volume of essays, C.S. Lewis at Poets’ Corner (Wipf & Stock, 2016).

Ward studied English at Oxford, theology at Cambridge, and has a PhD in divinity from St. Andrews. His chief claim to fame, however, is that he handed a pair of X-ray spectacles to Agent 007 in the James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough.

2016-17 Lecture Events

Miles Hollingworth

Miles Hollingworth, PhD,  Writer and Philosopher

"On the True Version of An Event: Saint Augustine of Hippo's Conversion"

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Miles Hollingworth is an independent writer and philosopher, living in Italy. He is well known for his work on Saint Augustine of Hippo. He is a past winner of the Jerwood Award for Non-Fiction from the Royal Society of Literature and the Elizabeth Longford Scholarship from the Society of Authors. In 2011 he was short listed for the Gladstone History Prize. His new book is  Ludwig Wittgenstein: An Intellectual Biography, to be published by Oxford University Press this fall.

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Peter Iver Kaufman

Peter Iver Kaufman, PhD, Professor, George Matthews and Virginia Brinkley Modlin Chair in Leadership Studies

"Leadership and the Humanities"

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Kaufman is a professor at the University of Richmond in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies and Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill—History and Religious Studies Departments. He studies the political cultures of late antique, medieval and early modern Europe and North Africa. He currently holds the George Matthews & Virginia Brinkley Modlin Chair in Leadership Studies and teaches a wide range of leadership courses.

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John Inazu

John Inazu, Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion and Professor of Political Science, Washington University

“Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference”

Thursday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m.

John Inazu is the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion and professor of political science at Washington University in St. Louis.  He teaches criminal law, law and religion, and various First Amendment seminars. Inazu's scholarship focuses on the First Ammendment freedoms of speech, assembly and religion, and related questions of legal and political theory. He has written broadly for mainstream audiences in publications including  USA Today, CNN, The Hedgehog Review, The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.

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James K.A. Smith

James K.A. Smith, Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College

“You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit”

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

James K. A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College, where he holds the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. Trained as a philosopher with a focus on contemporary French thought, Smith has expanded on that scholarly platform to become an engaged public intellectual and cultural critic. An award-winning author and widely traveled speaker, he has emerged as a thought leader with a unique gift of translation, building bridges between the academy, society and the church.

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Donald L. Drakeman

Donald L. Drakeman, PhD, Fellow in Health Management at the University of Cambridge; Adjunct Associate Professor in the Notre Dame Law School ***CANCELLED DUE TO REPERCUSSIONS FROM HURRICANE MATTHEW***

“Death sentence for the life sciences? The humanities and the future of medicine”

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. 

Donald L. Drakeman is a fellow in health management at the University of Cambridge and a venture partner with Advent Venture Partners. He is the cofounder of two biotechnology companies that have created new treatments for cancer. His most recent work is entitled Why We Need the Humanities: Life Science, Law and the Common Good (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

He has also been a lecturer in politics at Princeton University, where he taught in the area of civil liberties, and has written extensively on church-state issues. He has served as a trustee of Drew University and the University of Charleston, and he is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Society of Biology.

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Todd Breyfogle

Todd Breyfogle, PhD, Director of Seminars, Aspen Institute

“The Earthly City and the Ethics of Exchange: Augustine on the Spiritual Economy”

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. -  Video recording available on ITunes U

Breyfogle has served as a moderator of executive education programs for the Aspen Institute and has published and lectured widely on the great books, political philosophy, theology, literature, and liberal education. He has taught for such institutions as the Iliff School of Theology, the University of Tulsa, Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Dartmouth, Wesleyan and the University of Chicago. He currently chairs the board of the American Academy for Liberal Education and serves in the senate of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

Breyfogle earned a bachelor’s degree at Colorado College (Phi Beta Kappa) in classics-history-politics. He attended Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, where he read ancient and modern history and patristic and modern theology. He earned a PhD at the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought.

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2015-16 Lecture Events


William Schniedewind, PhD, Professor of Biblical Studies, UCLA

“A Short History of the Word of God: Old Testament, Dead Sea Scrolls, New Testament, Early and Modern Church”

Thursday, April 7, 2016

William Schniedewind is a professor of biblical studies at UCLA, serves as the chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, and holds the Kershaw Endowed Chair of Ancient Eastern Mediterranean Studies. He received a BA in religion from George Fox University (1984), an MA in historical geography from Jerusalem University College, and a PhD in Bible and Ancient Near East from Brandeis University (1992). He has been a visiting scholar at the Hebrew University and a research fellow at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. Schniedewind received George Fox University’s 2013 Outstanding Alumnus Award. He is the author of five books, including How the Bible Became a Book (Cambridge University Press, 1994), which has been translated into seven languages.

Schniedewind's lecture is co-sponsored by the College of Christian Studies and Portland Seminary.

Lauren Winner

Lauren Winner, Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality, Duke Divinity School

“Wearing God: Encountering Overlooked Biblical Metaphors for God”

Monday, March 7, 2016 -  Video recording available on ITunes U

Lauren F. Winner is the author of numerous books, including Girl Meets God and Mudhouse Sabbath. Her recent memoir, Still: Notes on a Mid-faith Crisis, was named a “Best Book of 2012” in the religion category by Publishers Weekly and was a Christianity Today 2013 Book Award winner in the spirituality category. Her book on overlooked biblical images of God, Wearing God, was published by HarperOne in the spring of 2015. She has appeared on PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly and has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, Publishers Weekly, Books and Culture and Christianity Today. Winner has degrees from Duke, Columbia and Cambridge universities, and she holds a PhD in history. The former book editor for Beliefnet, Winner teaches at Duke Divinity School and lives in Durham, N.C. She travels extensively to lecture and teach.

Wilfred M. McClay

Wilfred M. McClay, G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty, University of Oklahoma, and also Director, Center for the History of Liberty, OU

“Why Religious Liberty Matters”

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015

Wilfred M. McClay is the G. T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty at the University of Oklahoma, and the director of the Center for the History of Liberty. His book The Masterless: Self and Society in Modern America won the Merle Curti Award of the Organization of American Historians for the best book in American intellectual history. Among his other books are The Student’s Guide to U.S. History, Religion Returns to the Public Square: Faith and Policy in America, Figures in the Carpet: Finding the Human Person in the American Past, and Why Place Matters: Geography, Identity, and Public Life in Modern America. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Academy of Education. He is a graduate of St. John’s College (Annapolis) and received his PhD in history from Johns Hopkins University. (McClay also serves on the Advisory Board of the William Penn Honors Program.)

Professor McClay's lecture is sponsored by the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

Melissa Lane

Melissa Lane, Class of 1943 Professor of Politics, Princeton University

“The Politics of Unsustainability: Plato on the Logic of Constitutional Change”

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

Melissa Lane is the Class of 1943 Professor of Politics at Princeton University, associate chair of the Politics Department, and an associated faculty member in classics and in philosophy. She holds an A.B. summa cum laude in social studies from Harvard University and an M.Phil. and PhD in philosophy from the University of Cambridge. Her books include The Birth of Politics: Eight Greek and Roman Political Ideas and Why They Matter (Princeton, 2015); Eco-Republic (Princeton, 2012); Plato’s Progeny (Duckworth, 2001); and Method and Politics in Plato’s Statesman (Cambridge, 1998).

She is a 2012 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. At Princeton, she is the founding director of the Princeton Program in Values and Public Life, co-chair of the task force on Service and Civic Engagement, and co-convenor of the Climate Futures Initiative. She has contributed to the New York Times and to a number of BBC radio programs.   

Colin Noble

Colin Noble, Chaplain, William Clarke College, Sydney Australia

“Resting for God”

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

Colin Noble has spent the last three decades living on four continents and working in government, corporate, academic and pastoral settings. After working in international banking in Tokyo for several years at the height of the Japanese economic boom, he pursued theological studies at Regent College. He then taught at the University of Sydney for 14 years before taking up his current position as chaplain to an educational community of 1,700 people, a role he has held since 2005. He has master's degrees in education and theology. Colin lives with his wife and daughter in Sydney, where he takes great delight in running in a rest-filled way in the bushland near his home. His son is a sophomore at George Fox University and a member of the William Penn Honors Program. Colin is the author of Working for God (Westbow Press, 2014).  

Matthew J. Milliner

Matthew J. Milliner, PhD, Assistant Professor of art history at Wheaton College

“Toward 2017: Visualizing Christian Unity”

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 -  Video recording available on ITunes U

Matthew Milliner teaches across the range of art history, and his scholarly specialization is Byzantine and medieval art, with a focus on how such images inform contemporary visual culture. Dr. Milliner has a Ph.D. in art history from Princeton University, and an M.Div from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is currently a member of the Curatorial Advisory Board of the United States Senate.

2014-15 Lecture Events

Jason Lepojärvi

Jason Lepojärvi, St Benet's Hall, University of Oxford, UK

"C. S. Lewis's Famous Disagreement with Augustine on Love"

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Lepojärvi is a junior research fellow in theology at St Benet's Hall, Oxford, and a former president of the Oxford C. S. Lewis Society. Born to a Canadian mother and a Finnish father, he studied theology and philosophy at the University of Helsinki, obtaining a PGCE. His master's thesis (2008) on John Paul II's theology of the body and sexuality was later published as the first introduction to the subject in Finnish (2012), and his doctoral dissertation (2015) is on C.S. Lewis's theology of love.

Andy Crouch

Andy Crouch

"True Power in a World of False Images"

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

Crouch is the author of Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power, published in October 2013. His book Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling won Christianity Today’s 2009 Book Award for Christianity and Culture and was named one of the best books of 2008 by Publishers Weekly, Relevant, Outreach and Leadership. In December 2012 he became executive editor of Christianity Today. He was also executive producer of This Is Our City, a multi-year project featuring documentary video, reporting, and essays about Christians seeking the flourishing of their cities. Crouch serves on the governing boards of Fuller Theological Seminary and Equitas Group, a philanthropic organization focused on ending child exploitation in Haiti and Southeast Asia. He is also a senior fellow of the International Justice Mission’s IJM Institute. His writing has appeared in Time, The Wall Street Journal, and several editions of Best Christian Writing and Best Spiritual Writing. He studied classics at Cornell University and received an MDiv (summa cum laude) from Boston University School of Theology.

Christian Sahner

Christian Sahner,  Princeton University

"The End of Christianity in Syria?"

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

For 2,000 years, Syria has been home to ancient Christian communities, and now, threatened by civil war and religious fundamentalism, they risk disappearing. This lecture explores the roots of Christianity in Syria and seeks to place the current predicament in historical perspective.

Sahner is a historian of the Middle East and author of the recently released book Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present (Oxford University Press). A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar, he is currently completing his doctorate at Princeton, focusing on relations between Muslims and Christians in the formative period after the Arab conquests.

Michael Ward

Michael Ward, PhD, Professor of Apologetics at HBU; Director, C.S. Lewis Centre, Oxford, England

"The Heavens are Telling the Glory of God: C.S. Lewis, Narnia and the Planets"

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Ward is a leading expert on the works of C.S. Lewis and the author of Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis. He is senior research fellow at Blackfriars Hall in the University of Oxford, and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis. He presented the BBC television documentary, The Narnia Code (2009). As an Anglican clergyman, he served as chaplain of St Peter’s College at the University of Oxford from 2009 to 2012 and as chaplain of Peterhouse at the University of Cambridge from 2004 to 2007.

Mark A. Noll

Mark A. Noll, PhD, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame

"The Challenges for Christian Learning: Looking Back, Looking Ahead"

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 - Video recording available on ITunes U

Noll is author of numerous books, including The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind and The Civil War as a Theological Crisis. During his years at Wheaton College, he was a co-founder of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and, in 2006, received the National Endowment for the Humanities medal at a White House ceremony.  (Noll also serves on the  Advisory Board  of the William Penn Honors Program.)

2013-14 Lecture Events


Makoto Fujimura

“A Conversation with Mokoto Fujimura on Faith, Art and Culture”

April 12, 2014

Makoto Fujimura is an artist, writer and speaker recognized worldwide as a “cultural shaper.” A presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts from 2003 to 2009, Fujimura served as an international advocate for the arts, speaking with decision makers and advising governmental policies on the arts. Fujimura’s work is exhibited at galleries around the world. He is a popular speaker for numerous conferences, universities and museums.

Robert George

Robert P. George, Princeton University

“Religious Liberty and the Rights of Conscience”

Feb. 6, 2014 - Video recording available on ITunes U

George is Princeton's McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. Additionally, he is chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

George is the author or editor of numerous books in the fields of constitutional law, ethics and legal and political philosophy. Among his book titles are Conscience and its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism, What is Marriage?: Man and Women: A Defense, and Embryo: A Defense of Human Life. (He also serves on the Advisory Board of the William Penn Honors Program.)

Jeremy Begbie

Jeremy Begbie, University of Cambridge/Duke Divinity School

"Re-tuned by God: The Future of Worship"

Nov. 18, 2013

Begbie is a professionally trained musician and theologian who has taught in the United Kingdom and North America and delivered multimedia performance lectures across the world. He is the inaugural holder of the Thomas A. Langford Research Professorship in Theology at Duke Divinity School and founding director of Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts, teaches systematic theology and specializes in the interface between theology and the arts. His particular research interest is the interplay between music and theology.

In addition to his role at Duke Divinity School, Begbie is also senior member at Wolfson College, Cambridge, and an affiliated lecturer in the Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge. Previously, he has been associate principal at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and honorary professor at the University of St. Andrews.

Robert George

E.Christian Kopff, University of Colorado, Boulder

“The Devil Knows Latin: Why America Needs the Classical Tradition”

October 18, 2013 - Video recording available on ITunes U

Dr. Kopff has taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder, since 1973. For about five of the last 30 years he has lived in Rome, Italy, teaching and studying. He is editor of a critical edition of the Greek text of Euripides' Bacchae and author of more than 100 articles and reviews on scholarly, pedagogical and popular topics. He currently works with the Classics Department of the University of Urbino, Italy, on ancient Greek lyric poetry. Kopff makes the argument that freedom and creativity in the modern world depends on a continuing contact with the civilizations of the ancient Mediterraneans, Greeks, Romans and Hebrews.

Robert George

Jane Calvert, University of Kentucky

“Quakerism, John Dickinson, and the Creation of America’s Two Constitutions”

September 17, 2013 - Video recording available on ITunes U
Robert George

Marvin Olasky, editor of World Magazine

“Renewing the Christian Liberal Arts”

Sept. 13, 2013 - Video recording available on ITunes U

Olasky is editor-in-chief of World magazine and the distinguished chair in journalism and public policy at Patrick Henry College. He is the author of 22 books, including Compassionate Conservatism, Fighting for Liberty and Virtue and The Tragedy of American Compassion. He’s also written 3,000 articles for publications including World, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. describes him as "one of the country's foremost evangelical thinkers and writers." Previously, Olasky was a professor at The University of Texas at Austin for two decades and provost of The King’s College, New York City, from 2007 to 2011. Olasky earned an AB from Yale University in 1971 and a PhD in American culture from the University of Michigan in 1976.

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