Swope Past Lectures

Oct. 2016–Sharon Patricia Holland
"Race, Sexuality, Humans, and Animals: Ethics and Our Affective Lives"

Feb. 2015–Sister Tahera Ahmad
"Postmodern Muslim Feminism"

Sept. 2014–Winona LaDuke

Feb. 2014-Douglas "Jake" Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen
The Future of Religion in Higher Education

Dec. 2013-Martha Nussbaum
The New Religious Intolerance

March 2013–Gabriella Lettini
Moral Injury as a Wound of War and the Need for Soul Repair

Nov. 2012–Robert P. Jones
Beyond Values Voters: The Shifting Role of Religion in American Politics

Feb. 2012–Rev. Dr. Brett Webb-Mitchell
Beyond Accessibility: Moving Toward Full Inclusion in Our Faith Communities

Sept. 2011–Rabbi Steven Greenberg
Wrestling With God and Men: Constructing a Queer Orthodox Faith

Feb. 2011–B. Alan Wallace
Experience, Reason, and Faith in Science and Religion

Sept. 2010–Eboo Patel
Acts of Faith: Interfaith Leadership at a Time of Global Religious Crisis

April 2010–Taylor Branch
The Myth and the Miracle: Reflections From the King Years

Sept. 2009–David Sloan Wilson
Religion as a Product of Evolution

March 2009–Sister Helen Prejean
The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions

Sept. 2008–Tzvi Adelman and Muhammad Abu Samra
Palestine/Israel: One Land, Many Narratives, and a Dialogue

Jan. 2008–Reza Aslan
Winning a Cosmic War: Why We’re Losing the War on Terror

Oct. 2007–Jan Willis

Who, Then, is my Neighbor? An Ethics of Interrelatedness

Sept. 2006–Edward O. Wilson
The Future of Life/The Creation

March 2006–Bernice Johnson Reagon
Civil Rights, Liberation, and Music

Oct. 2005–Christopher Hedges
Why Does America Need War Now?

March 2005–Yvonne Ridley and Riffat Hassan

Women and Islam

Sept. 2004–Peter J. Gomes

What Makes a College Good: A Re-appraisal for the 21st Century

April 2004–Burchell K. Taylor

Stepping Out From the Shadow of Empire

Feb. 2004–James Lawson

Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?

April 2003–Karen Armstrong

The Battle for God: Fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Feb. 2003–Michael N. Barnett

Eyewitness to a Genocide: The United Nations and Rwanda

March 2002–Oscar Arias

Moral Leadership in the Age of Globalization

April 2001–James Carroll

Anti-semitism, History, and Conscience: A Christian Reflects

April 2000–Rita Nakashima Brock

The Cross, the Death of Jesus, and a Violent Culture

Feb. 2000–Morris S. Dees Jr.

Voices of Hope and Tolerance in America