Videos

2020/2021

  • Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
    March 4, 2021

  • Death, Dying, and Medical Ethics in the Time of COVID
    March 1, 2021

  • Protecting Sacred Lands
    February 12, 2021

  • Free Speech, White Supremacy, & Insurrection
    February 10, 2021

  • Repatriation as a Human Right
    January 25, 2021

  • Indigenous Communities and Intersectional Environmental Ethics
    December 1, 2020

  • Presidential Election 2020: Where Do We Go from Here?
    November 10,2020

  • Presidential Election 2020: What Students Want
    October 26,2020

  • Kaleikoa Ka'eo 
    From the Beginning: Origin Narratives and Place-Based Ethics
    October 13, 2020


2019/2020

  • Michael Kalichman
    Research Ethics: Uncertainty Reproducibility, and Truth in Science
    March 2, 2020

  • Sarah McFarland Taylor
    Ecopiety: Green Media and
    the Dilemma of Environmental Virtue
    January 14, 2020

  • Sarah Jaquette Ray
    Coming of Age at the End of the World:
    An Existential Toolkit for the Climate Generation
    December 4, 2019


2018/2019

  • Scoot A. Scherr
    Active Shooter Preparedness and Response Training 
    February 1, 2019

  • Harold Koh
    The Trump Administration and International Law
    December 6, 2018

  • Sarah Wylie
    Fractivism: Corporate Bodies and Chemical Bonds
    November 28, 2018


2017/2018

  • Maurice Bloch
    Shared Imagination in the Morning Greetings
    of Villagers: The Implications for Human Evolution
    June 4, 2018

  • Howard Gillman
    Free Speech on Campus
    The Wade Clark Roof Human Rights Lecture
    May 30, 2018

  • Charis Thompson
    Strategies for Surviving Negative Emotions
    in a Time of Augmentation and Polarization
    March 13, 2018
     

  • Tim Kring, Reza Aslan, and Jessica Jackley
    Humanities as a Vocation
    January 19, 2018

  • Reza Aslan
    God: A Human History
    January 18, 2018


2015/2016

  • Marcy Darnovsky 
    Should We Genetically Modify Our Children?
    March 3, 2016

  • John Esposito
    Islam and Religious Pluralism 
    January 21, 2016

  • Mark Schapiro 
    Carbon Shock: Seeking Equilibrium in the Climate Disrupted Economy
    November 12, 2015

  • Morris Dees 
    With Justice for All in a Changing America 
    October 21, 2015


2014/2015

  •  
    Shane Harris
    The Ethics of Cyberwar
    March 11

  • Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy 
    Anna Lappé
    Ethics at the End of a Fork
    February 9 

  • Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy 
    Peter Barnes
    Fixing Capitalism’s Deepest Flaws
    November 18  

  • Walter Isaacson
    The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
    October 16 


2013/2014

  • Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy 
    Professor Paul R. Abramson
    Sex, Sex, And More Sex: Ensuring Sexual Rights While Preventing Sexual Harm
    May 19 

  • Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Value of Care Series 
    Stuart J. Youngner, M.D.
    Decisions at the End of Life: The Illusion of Control and the Sense of Responsibility
    March 6 

  • Capps Conversation 
    Heidi Boghosian
    Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance
    February 10 

  • Martin E. Marty Lecture on Religion in American Life 
    Stephen Prothero
    God I Not One: Religious Tolerance in the Age of Extremism
    January 26 

  • Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy 
    Rinoldo S. Brutoco
    Nuclear Power: A Mistake in Search of a Mission
    November 20 

  • Wade Clark Roof Lecture on Human Rights 
    Martina Vandenberg
    Human Trafficking: Ending the Myths, Confronting the Realities
    November 3 


2012/2013

  • Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy 
    Stefan Timmermans
    Saving Babies? The Consequences of Newborn Genetic Screening
    February 20 

  • Timothy Noah
    Inequality and the 2012 Election
    February 4 

  • Hamdani World Harmony Lecture Series 

    Vivek Wadhwa and Ahmed Zewail
    Technology’s Promise, Humanity’s Future
    November 18  

  • Mickey Edwards
    It’s Time to Turn Republicans and Democrats Into Americans
    October 10 

  •  
    Jonathan Alter
    Why the 2012 Election Is the Most Pivotal of Our Lifetime
    October 1


2011/2012

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

  • Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy 
    Linda Gordon
    Contraception at the Tea Party: The Politics of Women’s Health
    May 23 

  • Amy Sullivan
    Culture War Games: Religion and the 2012 Election
    April 10  

  • Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy 
    Kathleen Sharp
    Blood Feud: The Man Who Blew the Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever
    February 23 

  • Jennifer Butler and Wade Clark Roof
    Progressive Religion
    February 16 

  • JE and Lillian Byrne Tipton Distinguished Visting Professor in Catholic Studies 
    Michele Dillon
    American Catholics in the Twenty-First Century
    January 19 

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    Wade Clark Roof Lecture on Human Rights 
    Dr.  Samantha Nutt
    Damned Nation: Ending the Global War Against Women and Children
    January 17 

  • Hamdani World Harmony Lecture Series Inaugural Event 
    Shirin Ebadi
    The Role of Women in Promoting Peace and Democracy in the Middle East
    October 23 

  • Melissa Harris-Perry
    Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America
    October 4 

  • Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy 

    Daniel Hirsch
    Nuclear Power: Ethical and Policy Implications
    November 15  


2010/2011

  • Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy 
    Kevin R. Johnson
    Opening the Floodgates: Why America Needs to Rethink Its Borders and Immigration Laws
    May 4 

  • Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy 

    Dr. David Gollaher
    Life in the Balance: Perspectives on Stem Cell Research
    February 24 

  • Aaron Williams and Kevin Quigley
    The Future of International Service
    November 21 

  • Sarah Chayes, Gordon L. Radley, and Thomas Tighe
    International Service: Bringing the World Back Home
    September 26 


2009/2010

  • George Packer
    An American Dilemma: Obama, Afghanistan, and Vietnam
    May 19 

  • Martin E. Marty Lectureship on Religion in American Life 
    E.J. Dionne, Jr.
    Are America’s Religious Wars Ending?
    April 20 

  • Kavita Ramdas
    Feminist Leadership in Building Global Community
    February 9 

  • Vali Nasr
    Forces of Fortune: The Rise of the New Muslim Middle Class and What It Will Mean for Our World
    October 11 


2008/2009

  •  
    Martin E. Marty Lectureship on Religion in American Life 
    Sister Joan Chittister
    Spirituality and Culture
    April 2

  • Aaron Glantz
    The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle against America’s Veterans
    March 1 

  • Brian McLaren
    Everything Must Change: Rediscovering Christian Faith as a Spiritual-Social Movement
    February 7 

  • Jonathan Alter
    Election 2008: The Stakes
    October 22 


2007/2008

  • Congressman David Price
    Faith Informing Politics: Pitfalls and Promise
    June 1 

  • David Chidester, Richard Hecht, Edward T. Linenthal, Robert Orsi, Jonathan Z. Smith, Sarah Taylor, and Wendy Wright
    Exploring the Contributions of Walter Capps to the Study of Religion
    May 9-10

  • Congresswoman Lois Capps, Richard Hecht, Wilson Hubbell, Jim Nolan, and James Quay
    Coming Home: Walter Capps’ Vietnam War Class Reunion
    April 26 

  • Wade Clark Roof Lecture on Human Rights 
    Lynn Hunt
    Inventing Human Rights: A History
    November 18 

  • Mario Garcia
    The Gospel of Cesar Chavez: My Faith in Action
    October 30 

  • Anne Hastings
    Eradicating Global Poverty: Is It Really Achievable?
    September 18 


2006/2007

  • The 6th Arthur N. Rupe Great Debate 
    Rabbi Michael Lerner and Michael Novak
    Religion in American Politics — Too Much or Too Little?
    May 17 

  • The Henry A. Schimberg Lecture and Symposium on Ethics 
    Coleen Rowley
    U.S. Intelligence, 9/11, and Iraq: A Whistleblower’s Story
    April 22 

  • Joe Matthews
    Soft in the Middle? The Bi-Partisan Schwarzenegger and California’s Future
    January 11 

  •  
    Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy 
    Kevin Phillips
    American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil and Borrowed Money
    October 19

  • James Fallows
    Blind Into Baghdad: America’s War in Iraq
    September 17 


2005/2006

  • Taylor Branch
    At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68
    Febuary 26 

  • Kwame Anthony Appiah
    Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers
    Febuary 1 

  • Wade Clark Roof
    Gen Xers and How They Are Changing American Religion
    January 29 

  • Mario T. Garcia & Fr. Virgil Cordano, O.F.M.
    Padre: The Spiritual Journey of Father Virgil Cordano
    October 17 


2004/2005

  • Quang X. Pham
    Thirty Years After Vietnam: Myths, Lessons, and Closure
    May 16 

  • Capps Dialogue 
    Jonathan Rauch and Maggie Gallagher
    The Controversy over Marriage
    May 10 

  • Harvey Cox
    When Jesus Came to Harvard: Making Moral Choices Today
    December 12  

  • Gillian Martin Sorensen
    The U.S. and the U.N.: Can this Marriage Be Saved?
    September 8 


2003/2004

  • Vandana Shiva
    Planting Seeds for Change: Women’s Struggle against Corporate Control of Biodiversity
    May 9 

  • Edward T. Linenthal
    Terrorism and Its Aftermath: Oklahoma City and September 11
    April 27 

  • Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
    A Human Being Died That Night: A South African Story of Forgiveness
    January 21 

  • Lou Cannon
    The Rise of the Celebrities: Republican Politics from Reagan to Schwarzenegger
    January 13 

  • Alan Wolfe
    The Transformation of American Religion: How We Actually Live Our Faith
    December 11  

  • E. J. Dionne Jr.
    One Electorate Under God? Religion and American Politics
    October 30