Event History

2015-2016

October 21
Wade Clark Roof Lecture on Human Rights
Morris Dees, Lecture: “With Justice for All in a Changing America”
Campbell Hall, UCSB

November 12
Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy
Mark Schapiro, Lecture: “Carbon Shock: Seeking Equilibrium in the Climate-Disrupted Economy”
UCSB Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall

December 9
Capps Conversation
Paul Shoemaker, moderator: “Connecting the Right People, In the Right Ways”
Olio E Limone Ristorante, 11 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara

January 21
Hamdani World Harmony Lecture Series
John Esposito, Lecture: “Islam & Religious Pluralism”
UCSB Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall

February 16
Capps Conversation
Jeff Greenfield, “Civility in Politics: An Endangered Species?”
University Club of Santa Barbara

March 3
Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy
Marcy Darnovsky, Lecture: “Should We Genetically Modify Our Children?”
1104 Harold Frank Hall, UCSB

2014-2015

October 16
Walter Isaacson, Lecture: “The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution.”
Campbell Hall, UCSB

October 27
Capps Conversation
Liz Kennedy, moderator: “Valuing Democracy: Stopping the Improper Influence of Money on Government”
University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara

November 18
Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy
Peter Barnes, Lecture: “Fixing Capitalism’s Deepest Flaws”
Corwin Pavilion, UCSB

February 9
Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy
Anna Lappe, Lecture: “Ethics at the End of a Fork”
UCSB Corwin Pavillion

February 22
Capps Conversation
Eugene O’Donnell, , moderator: “Race and Policing in Contemporary America”
University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara

March 3
Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy
Eric Foner, Lecture: “Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad”
UCSB Campbell Hall

March 11
Shane Harris, Lecture: “@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex”
New Vic, 33 West  Victoria St., Santa Barbara

April 20
The Hunting Ground, Film Screening
UCSB Campbell Hall

May 12
Capps Conversation
Nomi Stolzenberg, moderator: “The Politics of Religious Freedom”
University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara

June 7 
Martin E. Marty Lecture on Religion in American Life
Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Lecture: “Is the Black Church Dead?”
University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara

2013-2014

November 3
Wade Clark Roof Lecture on Human Rights
Martina Vandenberg, Lecture: “Human Trafficking: Ending the Myths, Confronting the Realities”
Corwin Pavilion, UCSB

November 20
Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy
Rinoldo S. Brutoco: “Nuclear Power: A Mistake in Search of a Mission”
1001 Rathmann Hall, Life Sciences Building, UCSB

November 21
UCSB Critical Issues in America Series
Peter Edelman, Lecture: “So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America”
McCune Conference Room, 6020 Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UCSB

January 16
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Value of Care Series
Sondra Crosby, M.D., Lecture: “Medical Ethics at Guantanamo Bay Detention Center”
McCune Conference Room, 6020 Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UCSB

January 26
Martin E. Marty Lecture on Religion in American Life
Stephen Prothero, Lecture: “God I Not One: Religious Tolerance in the Age of Extremism”
New Vic Theater, 33 West Victoria St, Santa Barbara

February 6
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Value of Care Series
Thomas Lynch & Thomas Long, Lecture: “The Good Funeral: Death, Grief, and the Community of Care”
UCSB Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall

February 10
Capps Conversation
Heidi Boghosian, Lecture: “Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance”
New Vic Theater, 33 West Victoria St, Santa Barbara

March 6
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Value of Care Series
Stuart J. Youngner, M.D., Lecture: “Decisions at the End of Life: The Illusion of Control and the Sense of Responsibility”
McCune Conference Room, 6020 Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UCSB

April 23
Capps Conversation
Jonathan Simon, Moderator: “Mass Incarceration on Trial”
University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara

May 10
Former Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Lecture: “Education for Democracy in a Digital Age”
UCSB Campbell Hall

May 19
Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy
Professor Paul R. Abramson, Lecture: “Sex, Sex, And More Sex: Ensuring Sexual Rights While Preventing Sexual Harm”
1104 Harold Frank Hall, UCSB

2012– 2013

June 11
Capps Conversation
Martha Crenshaw, Moderator: “The Psychology of Terrorism”
University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara

April 17
Martin E. Marty Lectureship on Religion in American Life
Eboo Patel, Lecture: “Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America”
UCSB Corwin Pavilion

February 20
Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy
Stefan Timmermans, Lecture: “Saving Babies? The Consequences of Newborn Genetic Screening”
1104 Harold Frank Hall, UCSB

February 7
Capps Conversation
Douglas Massey, Moderator: “Re-Thinking American Immigration Policy”
University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street

February 4
Timothy Noah, Lecture: “Inequality and the 2012 Election”
Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara

January 30 & 31
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Series Fallout: In The Aftermath of War
Performance: “Theater of War”
Marjorie Luke Theatre & Hatlen Theater, UCSB

January 9
Juan Campo, Richard Hecht, Kathleen Moore, Salim Yaqub, and Wade Clark Roof (moderator), Panel Discussion: “Terror’s Aftermath: New Developments in America and the Middle East”
McCune Conference Room, 6020 Humanities & Social Sciences Building, UCSB

November 18
Hamdani World Harmony Lecture Series
Vivek Wadhwa and Ahmed Zewail, Lecture: “Technology’s Promise, Humanity’s Future”
Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara

November 14
Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy
Peter Gleick, Lecture: “The Science and Ethics of 21st Century Climate and Water Challenges”
McCune Conference Room, 6020 Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UCSB

November 8
Inaugural Capps Conversation
Jeff Greenfield, Moderator: “The Future of American Politics”
McCune Founders Room, The Granada Theater, Santa Barbara

October 10
Mickey Edwards, Lecture: “It’s Time to Turn Republicans and Democrats Into Americans“
Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara

October 1
Jonathan Alter, Lecture: “Why the 2012 Election Is the Most Pivotal of Our Lifetime”
Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara

2011 – 2012

June 20
E.J. Dionne, Jr., Lecture: “Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent”
Lobero Theatre

May 23
Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy
Linda Gordon, Lecture: “Contraception at the Tea Party: The Politics of Women’s Health”
UCSB Campbell Hall

April 10
Martin E. Marty Lectureship on Religion in American Life
Amy Sullivan, Lecture: “Culture War Games: Religion and the 2012 Election”
Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara

February 23
Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy
Kathleen Sharp, Lecture: “Blood Feud: The Man Who Blew the Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever”
UCSB Mosher Alumni House

February 16
Jennifer Butler and Wade Clark Roof, Lecture: “Progressive Religion”
Parish Hall, Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara

January 19
JE and Lillian Byrne Tipton Distinguished Visting Professor in Catholic Studies
Michele Dillon, Lecture: “American Catholics in the Twenty-First Century”
First Presbyterian Church, 21 East Constance Street

January 17

Wade Clark Roof Lecture on Human Rights
Dr.  Samantha Nutt, Lecture: “Damned Nation: Ending the Global War Against Women and Children”
Fleischmann Auditorium, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

October 26
Capps-Emerson Memorial Lecture for Bipartisan Bridge Building
Thich Nhat Hanh, Lecture: “Path Toward Peace: Cultivating Clarity, Compassion, and Courage in Political Life”
Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

October 23
Hamdani World Harmony Lecture Series Inaugural Event
Shirin Ebadi, Lecture: “The Role of Women in Promoting Peace and Democracy in the Middle East”
UCSB Campbell Hall

October 4
Melissa Harris-Perry, Lecture: “Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America”
UCSB Corwin Pavilion

November 15
Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy
Daniel Hirsch, Lecture: “Nuclear Power: Ethical and Policy Implications”
Louie’s California Bistro, 1404 De La Vina St., Santa Barbara

2010 – 2011

May 5
Maher Hathout, Nuha Khoury, and Edward Linenthal, Lecture: “Ground Zero and AntiMuslim Sentiments”
UCSB MultiCultural Center
Cosponsored with Interdisciplinary Humanities Center and MultiCulutral Center

May 4
Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy
Kevin R. Johnson, Lecture: “Opening the Floodgates: Why America Needs to Rethink Its Borders and Immigration Laws”
Mosher Alumni House, UCSB

April 21
Martin E. Marty Lectureship on Religion in American Life
Richard Rodriguez, Lecture: “The Desert and the Experience of God”
Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara

February 24
Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy
Dr. David Gollaher, Lecture: “Life in the Balance: Perspectives on Stem Cell Research”
McCune Conference Room, 6020 Humanities and Social Sciences Building

February 10
Lecture: “Political Upheaval In The Middle East”
UCSB Corwin Pavilion
Cosponsored with Center for Middle East Studies at UCSB

February 1
Michael J. Sandel, Lecture: “The Lost Art of Democratic Argument — Can We Reason Together About Values Without Rancor and Incivility?”
UCSB Campbell Hall
Co-presented with UCSB Arts & Lectures

November 21
Aaron Williams and Kevin Quigley, Lecture:
“The Future of International Service,”
UCSB Campbell Hall

November 9
Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy
Holly Lohuis, Lecture: “BP’s Oil Spill in the Gulf”
Rathmann Hall, 1001 Life Sciences Building, UCSB

November 3
Juan E. Campo, Richard Hecht, Kathleen Moore, Salim Yaqub and Wade Clark Roof (moderator), Lecture: “The Manhattan Mosque and Burning Qur’ans: Placing an American Dilemma in Perspective”
UCSB Corwin Pavilion

October 25
Joe Mathews, Lecture: “California Crackup: Repairing the Golden State”
Fleischmann Auditorium, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara

October 21
Film Screening: “The Afghan Woman Who Surprised the World,” with special appearance by the Emmy Award-winning producer and film director, Virginia Williams
UCSB Women’s Center

September 26
Sarah Chayes, Gordon L. Radley, and Thomas Tighe, Lecture: “International Service: Bringing the World Back Home”
Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara

September 22
Capps-Emerson Memorial Lecture for Bipartisan Bridge Building
Robert Fulghum
B339 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

2009 – 2010

May 20
The Henry A. Schimberg Lecture and Symposium on Ethics
Gordon Massie, Lecture: “Whistleblower Retaliation at AIG: My Personal Story”
3025 Vista Linda Lane, Montecito

May 19
George Packer, Lecture: “An American Dilemma: Obama, Afghanistan, and Vietnam”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

April 20
Martin E. Marty Lectureship on Religion in American Life
E.J. Dionne, Jr., Lecture: “Are America’s Religious Wars Ending?”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

March 30
Patricia Fresen, Lecture: “’Long Walk to Freedom’: Ordination for Catholic Women”
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Santa Barbara

February 24
Howard Winant, Otis Madison, and Wade Clark Roof (moderator), Discussion and Film Screening: “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North”
UCSB MultiCultural Center.
Copresented with UCSB MultiCultural Center and Santa Barbara African Heritage Film Series

February 9
Kavita Ramdas, Lecture: “Feminist Leadership in Building Global Community”
Parish Hall, Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara

January 21
Robert P. Jones, Lecture and Book Signing: “The Revival of Progressive Religious Activism and the Future of American Public Life”
Parish Hall, Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara

November 18
Capps-Emerson Memorial Lecture for Bipartisan Bridge Building
Ambassador Thomas Melady, Lecture: “Civility: For the Next Decade”
B339 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

November 5
Wade Clark Roof Lecture on Human Rights
Kerry Kennedy, Lecture: “Speak Truth To Power”
UCSB Campbell Hall
Cosponsored by Human Rights Watch

October 11
Vali Nasr, Lecture: “Forces of Fortune: The Rise of the New Muslim Middle Class and What It Will Mean for Our World”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara
Cosponsored by UCSB Center for Middle East Studies

September 22
Karen Armstrong, Lecture: “An Evening with Karen Armstrong”
The Marjorie Luke Theatre, Santa Barbara
Cosponsored by Virgil Cordano O.F.M. Endowment in Catholic Studies in the Department of Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara

2008 – 2009

June 18
Jim Lichtman, Lecture: “Integrity, Leadership, Trust: A Different Measure of Obama’s First 100 Days”
McCune Founders Room, The Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara

May 24
The Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, Lecture: “Citizens Cain and Abel: Theological Anthropology and Progressive Religion”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

April 2
Martin E. Marty Lectureship on Religion in American Life
Sister Joan Chittister, Lecture: “Spirituality and Culture”
The Marjorie Luke Theatre, Santa Barbara

March 22
Rabbi David Saperstein, Lecture: “Being the Hands of God: Jewish Perspectives on America’s Social Justice Agenda”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

March 1
Aaron Glantz, Lecture: “The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle against America’s Veterans”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

February 7
Brian McLaren, Lecture: “Everything Must Change: Rediscovering Christian Faith as a Spiritual-Social Movement”
Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara

January 9
Peter J. Gomes, Lecture: “Transformation in Our Time and Place: Hope and Promise in Difficult Times”
1st Presbyterian Church, Santa Barbara

November 17
Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy
Hans Küng, Lecture: “Global Ethics and the World’s Religions”
UCSB Campbell Hall
Virgil Cordano O.F.M. Endowment in Catholic Studies in the Department of Religious Studies UC Santa Barbara

October 22
Jonathan Alter, Lecture: “Election 2008: The Stakes”
UCSB Corwin Pavilion

September 19 – December 12
Rick Nahmias, Photo-Documentary Exhibit: “Golden States of Grace: Prayers of the Disinherited”
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Santa Barbara

September 16
Rick Nahmias, Lecture: “Golden States of Grace: Prayers of the Disinherited”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

2007 – 2008

June 1
Congressman David Price, Lecture: “Faith Informing Politics: Pitfalls and Promise”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

May 22
Lou Cannon, Carl Cannon, and Mickey Edwards, Lecture: “The New Conservatism”
Legion Hall, Veterans’ Memorial Building, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang

May 9-10
David Chidester, Richard Hecht, Edward T. Linenthal, Robert Orsi, Jonathan Z. Smith, Sarah Taylor, and Wendy Wright, Lecture: “Exploring the Contributions of Walter Capps to the Study of Religion,”
6020 Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UCSB

April 26
Congresswoman Lois Capps, Richard Hecht, Wilson Hubbell, Jim Nolan, and James Quay, Lecture: “Coming Home: Walter Capps’ Vietnam War Class Reunion”
UCSB Hatlen Theater

April 13
The Henry A. Schimberg Lecture and Symposium on Ethics
Cynthia Cooper, Lecture: “Extraordinary Circumstances: The Journey of a Corporate Whistleblower”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

March 16
Martin E. Marty Lectureship on Religion in American Life
Elaine Pagels, Lecture: “The Book of Revelation”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

March 2
Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy
Katherine Marshall, Lecture: “Ethical Challenges in International Development”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

February 24
Zainab Salbi and Lekha Singh, Lecture: “Beyond Bullets and Borders: Reconciliation and Rebuilding in the Aftermath of War”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

February 10
Dr. Bridget C. Cantrell and Chuck Dean, Lecture: “Once a Warrior: Vietnam and Iraq Vets,” with panel including Wilson Hubbell, Jim Nolan, and Dr. Sharon Rapp moderated by Richard Hecht,
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

January 20
Film Screening: “Constantine’s Sword”
UCSB Campbell Hall
Presented by Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies at UC Santa Barbara and cosponsored by the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life at UC Santa Barbara

December 2
Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy
Lee Hamilton, Lecture: “Time for a Course Correction: American Foreign Policy after Iraq”
UCSB Campbell Hall
Walter H. Capps Ten-Year Commemorative Event

November 18
Wade Clark Roof Lecture on Human Rights
Lynn Hunt, Lecture: “Inventing Human Rights: A History”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

October 30
Mario Garcia, Lecture: “The Gospel of Cesar Chavez: My Faith in Action”
6020 Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UCSB

October 21
Gershom Gorenberg, Lecture: “The Struggle for the Temple Mount”
UCSB Campbell Hall
Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies at UCSB

October 14
Ambassador Dennis Ross, Lecture & Book Signing: “Statecraft: And How to Restore America’s Standing in the World”
2222 Hidden Hills Road, Ballard, CA

October 1-December 31
Robert Shetterly, Traveling Art Exhibition: “Americans Who Tell the Truth”
ARTS ALIVE! Community Gallery, Santa Barbara
Walter H. Capps Ten -Year Commemorative Event

September 18
Anne Hastings, Lecture: “Eradicating Global Poverty: Is It Really Achievable?”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

September 5
Capps-Emerson Memorial Lecture for Bipartisan Bridge Building
Dr. William Ury, Lecture: “Abraham’s Quest: The Common Link Between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and the Journey Toward Peace”
B339 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

2006 – 2007

May 18
George Hunsinger, Lecture: “Torture Is the Ticking Time-Bomb: Why the Necessity Defense Fails”
UCSB MultiCultural Center as part of UCSB Critical Issues in America Series on “Torture and the Future.”

May 17
The 6th Arthur N. Rupe Great Debate
Rabbi Michael Lerner and Michael Novak, Lecture: “Religion in American Politics — Too Much or Too Little?”
UCSB Campbell Hall
Co-sponsored with UCSB Arts & Lectures and Interdisciplinary Humanities Center

May 2
James W. Morris, Lecture: “Spirituality in Everyday Life: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Ostad Elahi,”
McCune Conference Room, 6020 Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UCSB

April 22
The Henry A. Schimberg Lecture and Symposium on Ethics
Coleen Rowley, Lecture: “U.S. Intelligence, 9/11, and Iraq: A Whistleblower’s Story”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

March 22
Martin E. Marty Lectureship on Religion in American Life
George Regas, Lecture: “A Spiritual Progressive Encounters the War Machine in America”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

February 4
Judea Pearl, Screening and Q&A: “The Journalist and The Jihadi: The Murder of Daniel Pearl”
UCSB Campbell Hall

January 31
Catherine Albanese, Lecture and Book Signing: “A Republic of Mind and Spirit: A Cultural History of American Metaphysical Religion,”
6020 Humanities & Social Sciences Building, UCSB

January 11
Joe Matthews, Lecture: “Soft in the Middle? The Bi-Partisan Schwarzenegger and California’s Future,”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

November 12
Lou Cannon: Lecture: “Can the Center Survive? An Analysis of the 2006 Election,”
Crossroads House, Firestone Vineyards, Los Olivos

October 19
Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy
Kevin Phillips, Lecture: “American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil and Borrowed Money”
UCSB Campbell Hall

October 5
Jim Lichtman, Lecture: “Is America Becoming a Culture of Corruption?”
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Santa Barbara

September 18
Capps-Emerson Memorial Lecture for Bipartisan Bridge Building
Ambassadors Sheila Sisulu and Tony Hall,
Madison Hall, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

September 17
James Fallows, Lecture and Book Signing: “Blind Into Baghdad: America’s War in Iraq”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

2005 – 2006

April 28
Wangari Maathai, Lecture: “Sustainable Development, Democracy, and Peace”
UCSB Campbell Hall
Cosponsored with UCSB Arts & Lectures

April 10
The Henry A. Schimberg Lecture and Symposium on Ethics
Jeffrey Wigand, Lecture: “What Do You Do With What You Know: The Power of One”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

March 19
Martin E. Marty Lectureship on Religion in American Life
Peter Steinfels, Lecture: “The Secular, the Religious, and the Demands of Citizenship”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

Febuary 26
Taylor Branch, Lecture: “At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara
Cosponsored with UCSB Affiliates and Office of Community Relations

Febuary 1
Kwame Anthony Appiah, Lecture: “Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers”
UCSB Campbell Hall
Cosponsored with UCSB Arts & Lectures

January 29
Wade Clark Roof, Lecture: “Gen Xers and How They Are Changing American Religion”
St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, Nojoqui & Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos

January 25
Jon D. Levenson, Lecture: “The Conversion of Abraham to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara
Cosponsored with Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies at UCSB

January 12
Grace Davie, Lecture: “Pluralism, Tolerance, and Democracy in Contemporary Europe”
McCune Conference Room, 6020 Humanities & Social Sciences Building, UCSB
Cosponsored with the UCSB Center for Middle East Studies

December 19
Michael Jaffe and Gaye Theresa Johnson, Film Screening and Q&A: “The Rosa Parks Story” Metropolitan Riviera Theatre, Santa Barbara

December 8
Wade Clark Roof and Mark Silk, Panel Discussion, “Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Region: Fluid Identities,” Conference on “Religion and California”
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Santa Barbara

December 7
John C. Green, Keynote: “The Christian Right and the 21st Century,” Conference on “Religion and California”
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Santa Barbara

November 19
Mary Becker, Film Screening and Q&A: “Original Child Bomb”
UCSB Campbell Hall
Cosponsored with UCSB Arts & Lectures

October 17
Mario T. Garcia & Fr. Virgil Cordano, O.F.M., Lecture and Book Signing: “Padre: The Spiritual Journey of Father Virgil Cordano”
McCune Conference Room, UCSB

October 2
Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy
Jeff Greenfield, Lecture: “The Best of Times, The Worst of Times – Ethics and Politics in the Mass Media Age”
UCSB Campbell Hall

September 27
Capps-Emerson Memorial Lecture for Bipartisan Bridge Building
Jacob Needleman, Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Vincent Harding and Parker Palmer, Lecture: “The Inner Life of Democracy: A Quartet of Voices”
Room B-338 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

September 22

Kevin Starr, Lecture: “Are These the Final Days of Representative Democracy in Sacramento? Thoughts on the Forthcoming Special Election”
Crossroads House, Firestone Vineyard, 4875 Foxen Road, Los Olivos

2004 – 2005

June 2
Elisabet Sahtouris, Lecture: “Living Systems and Human Social Evolution”
Embarcadero Hall, Isla Vista
Sustainable Living Lecture Series

May 26
Bob Cannard & Chiu-Nan Lai, Lecture: “The New Alchemy: Transforming Water and Soil”
Embarcadero Hall, Isla Vista
Sustainable Living Lecture Series

May 19
Dr. Lois Jovanovic and Dr. William B. Hurlbut, Lecture: “Who Will Decide? Contemporary Issues in Bioethics”
Thornton Auditorium Wake Center, Santa Barbara

May 18
Masaru Emoto & William Waterway Marks, Lecture: “World Water Consciousness”
UCSB Campbell Hall
Sustainable Living Lecture Series

May 16
Quang X. Pham, Lecture: “Thirty Years After Vietnam: Myths, Lessons, and Closure”
6020 Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UCSB

May 12-13
SBCC Continuing Education: 3rd Annual Conference on Bioethics
“Who Will Decide? Contemporary Issues in Bioethics”
Wake Center- Thornton Auditorium & Burtness Auditorium- Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Cosponsored by the Capps Center for Study of Ethics, Religion & Public Life

May 12
Tom Hayden & Richard Falk, Lecture: “Ecology, Security and Humane Governance”
Embarcadero Hall, Isla Vista
Sustainable Living Lecture Series

May 10
Capps Dialogue
Jonathan Rauch and Maggie Gallagher, “The Controversy over Marriage”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

May 5
Betsy Taylor & Reverend James Lawson, Lecture: “Creativity, Compassion and Social Change”
Embarcadero Hall, Isla Vista
Sustainable Living Lecture Series

April 28
Satish Kumar & Mary Evelyn Tucker, Lecture: “Ecological Ethics”
Embarcadero Hall, Isla Vista
Sustainable Living Lecture Series

April 27
“Practicing Faith in a Pluralistic Society: Five Teens Discuss Their Faith”
The Goleta Valley Community Center, 5679 Hollister Avenue, Old Town Goleta

April 21
Steven Wirth, Lecture: “Contemplative Dialogue: Overcoming Divisions in Our Lives and Our World”
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Santa Barbara

April 21
Ernest Callenbach & Freda Pagani, Lecture: “Designing Sustainable Campus Communities”
Embarcadero Hall, Isla Vista
Sustainable Living Lecture Series

April 14
Martin E. Marty, Lecture: “Mapping American Spiritualities”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara
Sustainable Living Lecture Series

April 14
Peter Russell & Starhawk, Lecture: “Journey Into Life: Ecology, Psychology and Education”
Embarcadero Hall, Isla Vista
Sustainable Living Lecture Series

April 7
Anuradha Mittal & Michael Tobias, Lecture: “Bread and Water: Ensuring the Essentials”
Embarcadero Hall, Isla Vista
Sustainable Living Lecture Series

February 10-March 31 (Thursdays)
“Creating a Sustainable Future: Ecology, Ethics & Design”
Wake Center-Thornton Auditorium
Sustainable Living Lecture Series

March 2
Christine Thomas, Lecture: “Christianity”
Tannahill Auditorium, Alice F. Schott Center, 310 West Padre Street, Santa Barbara

February 22
Juan E. Campo, Lecture: “Islam”
Tannahill Auditorium, Alice F. Schott Center, 310 West Padre Street, Santa Barbara
Cosponsored by the Capps Center for Study of Ethics, Religion & Public Life

February 16
Robert J. Lifton, Lecture: “America and the Human Future – Surviving Vietnam, 9/11 and Iraq”
UCSB Corwin Pavilion

February 15
David White, Lecture: “Hinduism”
Tannahill Auditorium, Alice F. Schott Center, Santa Barbara.
Cosponsored by the Capps Center for Study of Ethics, Religion & Public Life

February 13
Robert McChesney, Lecture: “Media and Politics in the United States Today”
UCSB Corwin Pavilion

February 8
Richard Hecht, Lecture: “Judaism”
Tannahill Auditorium, Alice F. Schott Center, Santa Barbara

February 1
Jose Cabezon, Lecture: “Tibetan Buddhism”
Tannahill Auditorium, Alice F. Schott Center, Santa Barbara

January 24
Diana L. Eck, Lecture: “Beyond Tolerance: Ethics and Engagement in a Multireligious America”
Marjorie Luke Theatre, Santa Barbara

January 13
Scott Stossel, Lecture: “Making a Better America: The Politics of the 1960s and the Legacy of Sargent Shriver”
UCSB Corwin Pavilion

December 12
Harvey Cox, Lecture: “When Jesus Came to Harvard: Making Moral Choices Today”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

December 2
Colleen McDannell, Lecture and Exhibition: “Picturing Faith: Photography and the Great Depression”
Karpeles Library Museum, Santa Barbara

October 19
Barry Lynn, Lecture: “God in Government: Unholy Matrimony?”
Victoria Hall in Santa Barbara

October 7
Seymour Hersh, Lecture: “Investigating the War on Terrorism: Abu Ghraib and the Underside of the Conflict in Iraq,”
UCSB Campbell Hall

September 29
Capps-Emerson Memorial Lecture for Bipartisan Bridge Building
Rev. Bernice King, Lecture: “Leading with Courage & Compassion”
Montpelier Room, Madison Building, The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

September 23
Jean Bethke Elshtain, Lecture: “Contemporary American Politics: The Ethical Divide”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

September 8
Gillian Martin Sorensen, Lecture: “The U.S. and the U.N.: Can this Marriage Be Saved?”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

2003 – 2004

May 19
Phillip Hammond & David Machacek, Lecture: “Religion on Trial: How Supreme Court Trends Threaten Freedom of Conscience
in America,”
McCune Conference Room, UCSB

May 9
Vandana Shiva, Lecture: “Planting Seeds for Change: Women’s Struggle against Corporate Control of Biodiversity,”
UCSB Campbell Hall.

April 27
Edward T. Linenthal, Lecture: “Terrorism and Its Aftermath: Oklahoma City and September 11,”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

April 17
Inaugural Capps Conversation
Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer, Lecture: “Coming Together: Next Steps for Interfaith Action”
The Goleta Valley Community Center, 5679 Hollister, Old Town Goleta

March 27
Jim Wallis, Lecture: “Prophetic Politics in An Election Year,”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara.

March 7
25th Anniversary Celebration of Walter Capps’ course on “Religion and the Impact of Vietnam”
Dr. Jonathan Shay
UCSB Campbell Hall

February 19
Stewart M. Hoover, Lecture: “Religion in the Media Age,”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

January 21
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, Lecture: “A Human Being Died That Night: A South African Story of Forgiveness”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

January 13
Lou Cannon, Lecture:“The Rise of the Celebrities: Republican Politics from Reagan to Schwarzenegger,”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

December 11
Alan Wolfe, Lecture: “The Transformation of American Religion: How We Actually Live Our Faith,”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

November 17
Rubén Martínez, Lecture: “Spirits in the Material World,”
UCSB MultiCultural Center

October 30
E. J. Dionne Jr., Lecture: “One Electorate Under God? Religion and American Politics,”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

October 8
George Lakoff, Lecture: “Reframing the American Future: The Progressive Vision Is The American Vision,”
McCune Conference Room, UCSB

October 1
Albert Raboteau, Lecture: “Day, King, Merton and Thurmond: Suffering and Social Justice,”
UCSB Hatlen Theatre

September 10
Capps-Emerson Memorial Lecture for Bipartisan Bridge Building
Thich Nhat Hanh, Lecture: “The Miracle of Mindfulness”
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Co-Sponsored with the Faith and Politics Institute

August 27-31
Invitational Conference at La Casa de Maria. Theme: “The Sacred Wheel of Water”

2002 – 2003

May 16
Sister Helen Prejean, Lecture: “Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues,”
UCSB Campbell Hall

May 8
Gustav Niebuhr, Lecture: “Religious Pluralism: America’s Continuing Challenge,”
UCSB Multi-cultural Center

April 15
Eugene Kennedy, Lecture: “The Unhealed Wound, Still Unhealed”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

March 13
Daniel Ellsberg, Lecture: “Iraq, Terrorism, and the Danger of Nuclear War”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara

October 6
Gary Wills, Lecture: “Citizen Believers,”
Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara