February 8, 2012

U-Think Pub , Browns Town Lounge 189 Liberty SE #112

Professor Steven Green "How America Became a Christian Nation (and other myths)."

Free and open to the public

February 16, 2012

Politics, Religion and Imperial Self-conception at Beijing's Lama Temple, Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Professor Kevin Greenwood, Instructor of Asian Art History, Willamette University
Art, Architecture and Imperialism at Beijing’s Lama Temple

Yonghegong Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist temple in Beijing, is a site with a rich and complex 300-year history. Popularly known to foreign visitors as the “Lama Temple” and included on any Beijing itinerary for tourist or Buddhist pilgrim, Yonghegong is famous for its spectacular architecture and art, including a 60-foot high sandalwood sculpture of the Buddha of the Future, as well as for its elaborate yearly ceremonies. As a working Tibetan Buddhist temple and monastic college, today the site is understandably thought of primarily in religious terms; however, throughout its long history Yonghegong has been equally important for its rich political significance. This lecture will introduce the complex and multilayered interplay of art, religion, and politics at Yonghegong as it evolved from imperial prince’s residence, to symbol of imperial universalism, to tool of Western and Japanese colonial powers, to symbol of multicultural harmony in contemporary China.

Kevin Greenwood teaches Asian art history at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and is a doctoral student in Chinese art history at the University of Kansas. He will soon complete his dissertation on the Yonghegong Monastery complex in Beijing, China, which focuses on the interplay of art, politics and religion in the Chinese imperial court of the 18th century. His broader research interests include Buddhist art and architecture, Chinese and Japanese gardens, and East Asian contemporary art. Sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies, the Center for Religion, Law, and Democracy, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, and the Hogue-Sponenburgh Lecture Fund of the Department of Art History at Willamette University.

For More Information:
Sponsored by Art and Art History
Contact Ann M. Nicgorski anicgors x6250

February 17, 2012

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Lecture "Science, Theology and the Theory of Evolution", Ford Hall #122 Film Studies Viewing

Dr. Charles Wynn

Free and open to the public

February 20, 2012

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Lecture "The Arab Spring: History in the Making", Cone Chapel

Assistant Professor Zackery Heern, Murray State University

Free and open to the public

March 21, 2012

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Workshop-The Impact of Gay Marriage on Religion, Salem Convention Center

Westar Instutitute/Bible Seminar

Workshop with Alan Brownstein
Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law

March 21, 2012

Lecture-"Contraceptive Services" Controversy: A Principled Approach to Resolving Religious Accommodation Questions, Truman Wesley Collins Legal Center-Room 218

Professor Alan Brownstein
Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law

Free and Open to all

September 26, 2012

7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Forum on Politics in 2012, Hatfield Room, Hatfield, Library

What is missing? What is to be done?
A public conversation with:

James Miller, Professor of Political Science and Liberal Studies, New School of Social Research
Roy Perez, Assistant Professor of English and American Ethnic Studies
Jonneke Koomen, Assistant Professor Politics
Joe Bowersox, Professor of Environmental and Earth Sciences
John Frohnmayer, Former Chair of the National Endowment of the Arts, Attorney, Author and Activist

Moderator: David Gutterman, Associate Professor of Politics

Free and open to the public

October 23, 2012

4:00 p.m.
Talk Given by Sister Helen Prejean, Cone Chapel

Sponsored by the Office for the Chaplain and Oregonians Against the Death Penalty

Free and open to the public

October 25, 2012

7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Lecture with Martin J. Medhurst, Baylor University, Cone Chapel

Religious Rhetoric and the Presidency

Lessons from George Washington to Barack Obama

Free and open to the public

For more information contact Reyna Meyers, 503-370-6046 or Poster

November 2, 2012

7:00 - 9:00
CANCELLED - Annual Lecture on Religion and Cultural Understanding, Cone Chapel

"Economic Democracy in Question: Social Ethics for Social Justice"

Garry Dorrien, Union Theological/Columbia University

Free and open to the public

November 9, 2012

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Ian Ruskin, "To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine", Cone Chapel

Co-sponsored by the History and Politics Departments.

November 28, 2012

4:00 p.m.
Islam and the West, Ford Hall #122 - Film Studies Viewing Room

A Clash of Core Values? With Dr. Fareeha Khan

Sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies

For more information please contact <xzhou>