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Lectures on Faith, Family, and Society

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Lectures on Faith, Family, and Society

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput will present “Magna Carta at 800: Why it still Matters, Here and Now” on  Friday, 23 January at noon in the Varsity Theatre.

Chaput has served as the archbishop of Philadelphia since 2011, having previously served in the same capacity in Denver (1997) and Rapid City (1988).

As a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe, Chaput was the first Native American to be ordained an archbishop and only the second to be a bishop in the United States.

He joined the Capuchin Franciscan order in 1965 and was ordained a priest in 1970 and has served in various teaching, parish, and provincial leadership roles for his Capuchin community.

His publications include an e-book, A Heart on Fire (2012), Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life (2008), Living the Catholic Faith: Rediscovering the Basics (2001), and numerous articles and public talks. Random House is scheduled to publish a forthcoming third book in 2016.

He served as a commissioner with the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (2003–06), where his duties included religious freedom fact-finding missions to China and Turkey and annual reports monitoring global trends in religious liberty mandated by 1998 federal law.

In 2005, Chaput was named a member of the official U.S. delegation to Cordoba, Spain, for an international Conference on Anti-Semitism and Other Forms of Intolerance, sponsored by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

At the national level, both the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and the Alliance for Defending Freedom have honored his work in advancing religious freedom.

Born in Kansas, Chaput received a BA in philosophy from St. Fidelis College & Seminary in Pennsylvania (1967) and master’s degrees in religious education from Capuchin College in Washington, D.C. (1970) and in theology from the University of San Francisco (1971).

Sponsored by the Richard L. Evans Chair of Religious Understanding, Religious Education, and the International Vice President’s office.

The Ukraine Crisis and the Challenge of Kremlin Revisionism

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The Ukraine Crisis and the Challenge of Kremlin Revisionism

John E. Herbst, U.S. ambassador (ret.) will be the guest speaker at the first Distinguished Lecture in International Affairs of the year on  Thursday, 22 January at 7:30 p.m. in the Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center.

Herbst is the director of the Dana Patriciu Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council. Prior to that, Herbst worked as the director of the Center for Complex Operations at the National Defense University (2010–14).

He retired from the Foreign Service in 2010, where he spent his last four years Read More…

Don’t Worry About the Balkans, Only the Odd Numbered World Wars Start There: Sarajevo 1914–2014

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Don’t Worry About the Balkans, Only the Odd Numbered World Wars Start There: Sarajevo 1914–2014

James M.B. Lyon, an associate researcher at the University of Graz in Austria, will share his insights regarding Sarajevo on  Wednesday, 14 January at noon in 238 HRCB.

Lyon is also a senior associate advising the Democratization Policy Council, and he founded and runs the Foundation for the Preservation of Historical Heritage, which is currently digitizing the holdings of both the National Library and Historical Museum in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

He has spent twenty-two years in conflict and post-conflict regions Read More…

The Idea of the European University

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The Idea of the European University

Each Café CSE takes students and faculty beyond the classroom experience, and the final event for fall semester will be no exception. Join us Wednesday, 3 December when John R. Rosenberg, College of Humanities dean; LeGrand Richards, associate professor of educational leadership and foundations; and moderator: Martha Peacock, professor of art history and CSE associate director, tackle this interesting topic at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Rosenberg has been a professor of Spanish literature at Brigham Young University since 1985. Read More…

Study Abroad Funding Sources

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Study Abroad Funding Sources

Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Alfred Russell Wallace Grants
Operation Wallacea (a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes)
U.S. undergraduate students looking to join one of the Operation Wallacea biodiversity teams
1 grant of $1500, 1 grant of $750, and 3 grants of $500
February 27, 2015 for summer 2015
http://opwall.com/about-us/alfred-russel-wallace-grants/

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Applicants must be Pell Grant recipients and are encouraged to select underrepresented destinations and study critical-need languages
up to $5,000; Critical Need Language Awards up to $8,000
October 7 for spring and summer (early application)
March 3 for summer (regular application), fall semester, and academic year
http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program Read More…