Davidson College Podcasts

  • Nigel Biggar

    Nigel Biggar: “Christian Love and Forgiveness in the Context of Human Conflict”

    Professor Nigel Biggar, is the Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, and director of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life at the University of Oxford, UK. Sponsored by the Davidson College Religion Department, Samuel D. Maloney Lecture Series on the Study of Religion and Society, Office of the President, and the Vann Center for Ethics.

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  • Robert Caro

    Robert Caro: 2013 Conarroe Lecture

    A sold-out Duke Family Performance Hall audience sat raptly as Robert Caro spoke about the first 47 days of Lyndon Johnson’s presidency, as told in his book, “The Passage of Power.” Caro has written four books on Lyndon Johnson and has often times been asked, “Why so many? Don’t you get tired?” to which comes a simple reply, “I don’t get tired because I’m always learning something new. And I have never read what the assassination was like from Johnson’s view.”

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  • PaulLeonard Podcast3

    Paul Leonard ’62 Common Hour Lecture: “Where is Church?”

    Paul Leonard’s professional career has spanned two disparate worlds of nonprofit ministry and big business. During his talk, Leonard discusses his memoir, “Where is Church?” In it, he describes how his search for a church that embodied his deep faith and call for service led him outside of traditional institutional structures.

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    Angela Davis: “Political Activism and Protest from the 1960s to the Age of Obama”

    Lifelong activist and current professor emerita at the University of California at Santa Cruz in the history of consciousness and feminist studies departments gave the 2013 Wearn lecture to a sold-out audience at the Duke Family Performance Hall. Growing up in Birmingham, AL, Angela Davis …

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  • Speakers participate in Ethics and the Media Panel

    Ethics in the Media

    A group of veteran Charlotte-area print, television, and Web-based journalists participated in a panel discussion about media ethics sponsored by Davidson College’s Vann Center for Ethics.

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  • Davidson Reads with Victoria Redel and Rebecca Hazelton

    Davidson Reads! with Victoria Redel and Rebecca Hazelton

    Victoria Redel, is the 2012–13 McGee Professor of Writing at Davidson College and is the author of three books of poetry, including Woman Without Umbrella (Four Way Books, 2012), and three works of fiction. Her novel, Loverboy, was awarded the 2001 S. Mariella Gable Novel Award …

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  • Sister Simone Campbell

    2013 Staley Lecture: Sister Simone Campbell

    Introduced by Avery Haller ’15 as “she is really cool!,” a bright and lively Sister Simone Campbell enlivened the audience with her self-deprecating wit and honesty. She spoke of how her faith and religion applies to current events, mainly health care issues. Crediting her mother’s …

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  • Religion Law

    Common Hour Lecture: Religion and the Law Panel Discussion

    History Professor John Wertheimer moderates this panel discussion exploring First Amendment issues. Religion Professor Karl Plank and attorney Brad Kutrow serve as panelists.

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  • David Brooks

    David Brooks: “What It Means: The 2012 Election and the Future of America”

    David Brooks is an opinion columnist for The New York Times and a frequent commentator on PBS’s Newshour, NPR’s All Things Considered and The Diane Rehm Show.

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  • Kathleen Brown

    Kathleen Brown: “Marriage and Motherhood: Anglo-American Abolition and the Concept of Human Rights”

    Kathleen Brown is professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania and is a historian of gender, and race in early America and the Atlantic World. She is author of Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia, which won the …

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