CCS invites world-class speakers to share Christian wisdom with Duke audiences in lectures, panels, and symposia. Each semester, the Triangle Roundtable brings together faculty from Duke, UNC, and NC State; the et Religio Symposium sparks conversations among Duke grad students and undergrads; and other lectures are open to the general public.
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Thu, Nov 03, 2016
City of Man: The Practice of Politics Before, During and After the 2016 Election
Peter Wehner is an author and a senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Co-sponsored by Duke’s Program in American Grand Strategy, POLIS and the Kenan Institute for Ethics.
Wed, Oct 12, 2016
Faith and Votes
Kyle Beardsley and Peter Feaver
Beardsley and Feaver Solve All the Word’s Problems. Kyle Beardsley is an associate professor of Political Science at Duke University; Peter Feaver is a professor of political science and public policy at Duke University.
Thu, Apr 07, 2016
Genesis and Genetics: Friends or Foes?
Praveen Sethupathy is a professor of genetics at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Wed, Mar 30, 2016
Markets, Government, and the Church
Rebecca Blank is the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin; Co-sponsored by Duke Economics, the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke Divinity School, and Duke POLIS
Tue, Feb 09, 2016
The Unfree Exercise of Religion
A World Survey of Discrimination against Religious Minorities. Jonathan Fox is a Professor of Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University. Co-sponsored with Duke’s program in American Grand Strategy.
Wed, Nov 04, 2015
Does God Matter in the Conversation about Race?
William Tate and Wahneema Lubiano
William Tate is the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and Vice Provost for Graduate Education at Washington University in St. Louis. Wahneema Lubiano is an Associate Professor of African & African-American Studies and Literature at Duke University. Co-sponsored by the Veritas Forum and Duke campus ministries.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015
Why Place Matters: Geography, Memory, Embodiment
William McClay is a professor of history at the University of Oklahoma.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015
Are Robots People Too?
The intersection of AI, human identity, and theology. John Wyatt is a professor emeritus of ethics and perinatology at University College London. Co-sponsored by InterVarsity’s Graduate Christian Fellowship at NC State. Listen here.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015
Faith in the White House – A Conversation with Michael Gerson and Mac McCorkle
Michael Gerson and Mac McCorkle
Michael Gerson is a nationally syndicated columnist and former top aide to President George W. Bush. Pope “Mac” McCorkle is an associate professor of the practice of public policy and director of graduate studies in the master of public policy program. Co-sponsored by Religions and Public Life at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University
Sat, Apr 11, 2015
Food and the Least of These
Laura Meitzner Yoder
Laura Meitzner Yoder is the director of the Human Needs and Global Resources Program at Wheaton College. Co-sponsored with Servants with a Heart.
Wed, Mar 25, 2015
Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference. John Inazu is an associate professor of law and political science at Washington University in St. Louis.
Sun, Mar 01, 2015
The Movies and America
What the academy award nominees for best picture tell us about ourselves. Drew Trotter is the Executive Director of the Consortium of Christian Study Centers.
Thu, Feb 12, 2015
A Forum on Education: Dreaming Big for All Children
Nicole Baker Fulgham
Nicole Baker Fulgham is the Founder and President of The Expectations Project
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
An Ethic for Contemporary Global Politics. Daniel Philpott is a professor of political science and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014
Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture
Dr. Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.
Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., who is the Kenan Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UNC-Chapel Hill, delivered a lecture titled "Making Things: The Gift of Subcreation" for our Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture series. Co-sponsored with InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries at Duke and UNC
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
Medical Technology and the Future of Humanity. John Wyatt is the Professor Emeritus of Ethics and Perinatology, University College London.
Mon, Mar 31, 2014
And the Truth Shall Make You Free
Religious Persecution, National Security, and Christian Liberty. William Inboden is the Executive Director of the William P. Clements, Jr. Center for History, Strategy, and Statecraft at the University of Texas-Austin.
Wed, Jan 29, 2014
Are We Merely Machines?
An MIT Professor’s Look at Humanity, Technology, and God. Rosalind W. Picard is the Founder and Director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Laboratory.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013
Seeking Justice for the Poor in a Broken World
Holly Burkhalter is the Vice President of Government Relations & Advocacy at International Justice Mission.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013
Three Arguments for the Dependence of Morality and Human Dignity upon Religion
John Hare is a professor of philosophical theology at Yale Divinity School.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013
Living Faith: Everyday Religion and Mothers in Poverty
Susan Sullivan is an assistant professor of sociology at College of the Holy Cross.