Press Releases

Wednesday, May 18 / 8:00 p.m.
An Evening with Bill Moyers
“For almost half a century one of the most prolific
and influential figures in American journalism”

The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara

An Evening with Bill Moyers – Press Release
An Evening with Bill Moyers – Flier
An Evening with Bill Moyers – Press Photo

Thursday, March 3, 2016/ 8:00 p.m. / Free
Marcy Darnovsky
“Should We Genetically Modify Our Children?”
1104 Harold Frank Hall, UCSB

Marcy Darnovsky – Press Release
Marcy Darnovsky – Flier
Marcy Darnovsky – Press Photo

Thursday, January 21, 2016/ 8:00 p.m. / Free
John Esposito
“Islam and Religious Pluralism”
UCSB Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall

John Esposito – Press Release
John Esposito – Flier
John Esposito – Press Photo
John Esposito – Book Cover

Thursday, November 12, 2015 / 8:00 p.m. / Free
Mark Schapiro
“Carbon Shock: Seeking Equilibrium in the Climate-Disrupted Economy”
UCSB Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall

Mark Schapiro – Press Release
Mark Schapiro – Flier
Mark Schapiro – Press Photo
Mark Schapiro – Book Cover

 

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Previous Events 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015 / 8:00 p.m. / Free
The Hunting Ground
UCSB Campbell Hall

The Hunting Ground – Press Release
The Hunting Ground – Flier
The Hunting Ground – Poster

Monday, February 9, 2015 / 5:00 p.m. / Free
Anna Lappé
“Ethics at the End of a Fork”
UCSB Corwin Pavilion

Anna Lappé –Press Release
Anna Lappé – Flier
Anna Lappé – Press Photo
Anna Lappé – Book Cover

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 / 8:00 p.m. / Free
Shane Harris
“@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex”
New Vic Theater
33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara

Shane Harris – Press Release
Shane Harris – Press Photo
Shane Harris – Book Cover Art

Previous Events 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014 / 8:00 p.m. / Free
Paul R. Abramson
“Sex, Sex, and More Sex:
Ensuring Sexual Rights While Preventing Sexual Harm”

1104 Harold Frank Hall, UCSB

Paul R. Abramson – Press Release
Paul R. Abramson – Flier
Paul R. Abramson – Press Photo
Paul R. Abramson – Book Cover Art

May 10, 2014 / 3:00 p.m. / Free
Former Associate Justice
Sandra Day O’Connor
“Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age”
UCSB Campbell Hall

Sandra Day O’Connor – Press Release
Sandra Day O’Connor – Flier
Sandra Day O’Connor – Press Photo

March 6, 2014 / 8:00 p.m. / Free
Stuart J. Youngner, M.D.
“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

Stuart J. Youngner, M.D. – Press Release
Stuart J. Youngner, M.D. – Flier
Stuart J. Youngner, M.D. – Press Photo
Stuart J. Youngner, M.D. – Book Cover

February 10, 2014 / 8:00 p.m. / Free
Heidi Boghosian
“Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power and Public Resistance”
New Vic Theatre, 33 W. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara

Heidi Boghosian – Press Release
Heidi Boghosian – Flier
Heidi Boghosian – Press Photo
Heidi Boghosian – Book Cover

January 26, 2014 / 3:00 p.m. / Free
Stephen Prothero
“God is Not One: Religious Tolerance in an Age of Extremism”
New Vic Theatre, 33 W. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara

Stephen Prothero – Press Release
Stephen Prothero – Flier
Stephen Prothero – Press Photo
Stephen Prothero – Book Cover Art

Previous Events 2013

April 17, 2013 / 8:00 p.m. / Free
Eboo Patel
Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America
UCSB Corwin Pavilion

Eboo Patel – Flier
Eboo Patel- Press Release
Eboo Patel – Photo
Eboo Patel- Sacred Ground… Book Cover Art

February 20, 2013 / 8:00 p.m. / Free
Stefan Timmermans
Saving Babies? The Consequences of Newborn Genetic Screening

1104 Harold Frank Hall
UCSB

Stefan Timmermans – Flier
Stefan Timmermans – Press Release
Stefan Timmermans – Saving Babies? Cover Art

February 4, 2013 / 8:00 p.m. / Free
Timothy Noah
Inequality and the 2012 Election
Lobero Theatre
33 East Canon Perdido Street

Timothy Noah – Flier
Timothy Noah – Press Release
Timothy Noah – Press Photo
Timothy Noah – The Great Divergence Cover Art

Previous Events 2012

November 18, 2012 / 3:00 p.m. / Free
Vivek Wadhwa and Ahmed Zewail
Technology’s Promise, Humanity’s Future
UCSB Campbell Hall

Vivek Wadhwa and Ahmed Zewai – Flier
Vivek Wadhwa and Ahmed Zewail – Press Release
Vivek Wadhwa – Press Photo
Ahmed Zewail –  Press Photo

October 10, 2012 / 8:00 p.m. / Free
Mickey Edwards
It’s Time to Turn Republicans and Democrats Into Americans
Lobero Theatre
33 East Canon Perdido Street

Mickey Edwards – Flier
Mickey Edwards – Press Release
Mickey Edwards – Press Photo
Mickey Edwards – The Parties Versus The People Cover Art

October 1, 2012 / 8:00 p.m. / Free
Jonathan Alter
Why the 2012 Election Is the Most Pivotal of Our Lifetime
Lobero Theatre
33 East Canon Perdido Street

Jonathan Alter – Flier
Jonathan Alter – Press Release
Jonathan Alter – Press Photo
Jonathan Alter – The Promise Cover Art

June 20, 2012 / 8:00 p.m. / Free
E.J. Dionne, Jr.
Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent
Lobero Theatre
33 East Canon Perdido Street

E.J. Dionne, Jr. – Flier
E.J. Dionne, Jr. – Press Release
E.J. Dionne, Jr. – Press Photo
E.J. Dionne, Jr. – Our Divided Political Heart Cover Art

May 23, 2012 / 8:00 p.m. / Free
Linda Gordon
Contraception at the Tea Party: The Politics of Women’s Health
UCSB Campbell Hall

Linda Gordon – Flier
Linda Gordon – Press Release
Linda Gordon – Press Photo
Linda Gordon – The Moral Property of Women Cover Art

April 10, 2012 / 8 p.m. / Free
Amy Sullivan
Culture War Games: Religion and the 2012 Election
Lobero Theater
33 East Canon Perdido Street

Amy Sullivan – Flier
Amy Sullivan – Press Release
Amy Sullivan – Press Photo
Amy Sullivan – The Party Faithful Cover Art

January 17, 2012 / 8 p.m. / Free
Samantha Nutt
Damned Nations: Ending the Global War Against Women and Children
Fleischmann Auditorium
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2559 Puesta del Sol

Samantha Nutt – Flier
Samantha Nutt – Press Release
Samantha Nutt – Press Photo
Samantha Nutt – Damned Nations Cover Press Photo

January 19, 2012 / 8 p.m. / Free

Michele Dillon
American Catholics in the Twenty-First Century
Thursday, January 19 / 8:00 p.m. /Free
First Presbyterian Church
21 East Constance Street

Michele Dillon – Flier
Michele Dillon – Press Release
Michele Dillon – Press Photo
Michele Dillon – Catholic Identity Cover Press Photo

Previous Events 2011

October 4, 2011 / 8 p.m. / Free
Melissa Harris-Perry
Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America
UCSB Corwin Pavillion

Melissa Harris-Perry – Flier
Melissa Harris-Perry – Press Release
Melissa Harris-Perry – Press Photo
Melissa Harris-Perry – Sister Citizen Cover Press Photo

October 23, 2011 / 3 p.m. / Free
Shirin Ebadi
The Role of Women in Promoting Peace and Democracy in the Middle East
UCSB Campbell Hall

Shirin Ebadi – Flier
Shirin Ebadi – Press Release
Shirin Ebadi – Press Photo
Shirin Ebadi – Golden Cage Cover Press Photo

July 14 and 15, 2011
“UCSB Conference to Explore the Dynamics of Religious Pluralism”
9 a.m. in the McCune Conference Room,
6020 Humanities and Social Sciences Building at UCSB

– UCSB Conference to Explore the Dynamics of Religious Pluralism – Press Release

April 21, 2011
Richard Rodriguez
Martin E. Marty Lecture on Religion in American Life,
“The Desert and the Experience of God,”
Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara

– Richard Rodriguez Event – Download Press Release

Previous Events 2010

November 21, 2010
Aaron Williams and Kevin Quigley
“The Future of International Service,”
UCSB Campbell Hall

– Aaron Williams and Kevin Quigley – Download the Press Release

October 25, 2010
Joe Mathews
“California Crackup: Repairing the Golden State”
Fleischmann Auditorium, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara

– Joe Mathews Event – Download the Press Release

May 19, 2010
George Packer
“An American Dilemma: Obama, Afghanistan, and Vietnam,”
Victoria Hall,  Santa Barbara

– George Packer Event – Download the Press Release

April 20, 2010
E.J. Dionne, Jr.
“Are America’s Religious Wars Ending?”
Victoria Hall,  Santa Barbara

– EJ Dionne Event – Download the Press Release

March 30, 2010
Patricia Fresen
“Long Walk to Freedom”: Ordination for Catholic Women”
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Santa Barbara.

– Patricia Fresen Event – Download the Press Release

February 9, 2010
Kavita Ramdas,
“Feminist Leadership in Building Global Community,”
8:00 p.m.,
Parish Hall, Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara

– Kavita Ramdas Event – Download the Press Release

January 21, 2010
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

– Robert P. Jones Event – Download the Press Release

Previous Events 2009

November 5, 2009
Kerry Kennedy, Wade Clark Roof, Lecture on Human Rights and Book Signing,
“Speak Truth To Power,”
UCSB Campbell Hall
Cosponsored by Human Rights Watch

– Kerry Kennedy Event – Download the Press Release

October 11, 2009
Vali Nasr, Lecture and Book Signing: “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

– Vali Nasr Event – Download the Press Release

September 22, 2009
Karen Armstrong,
“An Evening with Karen Armstrong,”
Lecture and Book Signing:
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

– Karen Armstrong Event – Download the Press Release