Bernard McGinn, a leading scholar of mysticism and spirituality in the Western Christian tradition and best-selling author, will discuss “How Many Uses Does Water Have? Medieval Mystics and the Bible” at University of Richmond March 3, 4:30 p.m., in Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room.
Mary Ann Glendon, the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, will speak about “Politics as a Vocation?” as part of the University of Richmond’s annual Marshall Center Lecture Series Feb. 28, 4:30 p.m. in Jepson Hall, Room 120.
Tony and Emmy award-nominated playwright and director Moisés Kaufman will discuss the power of theater to foster dialogue about current events and social and political issues at the University of Richmond Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m.
John Agresto, former chancellor and provost at American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, will speak about efforts to revitalize higher education in that war-torn country and on the future of higher education around the world at the University of Richmond Nov. 22.
Christy S. Coleman, president of The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, will deliver the closing lecture for “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibition on display at UR Downtown.
With hard-hitting contemporary television programs such as “Breaking Bad” and “The Wire” leading to new forms of media entertainment, The New Yorker magazine television critic Emily Nussbaum will explore the new Golden Age of Television Nov. 6, 7 p.m., at University of Richmond’s Jepson Alumni Center.
“Lincoln in Richmond: 1865 and 2011” will be the topic of a panel discussion Oct. 24, 12 p.m., at University of Richmond Downtown, 626 E. Broad St.
Cultural critic Giles Gunn will discuss the influence of culture on everything from foreign policy and economics to how we view others at University of Richmond, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., at Jepson Alumni Center.
A former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See and a former chancellor and provost at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, are among the speakers for the 2013–14 Marshall Center Lecture Series.
Edward L. Ayers, award-winning author, professor of history and president of the University of Richmond, will deliver the opening lecture for “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibition that will be on display at University of Richmond Downtown Oct. 9-Nov. 13.