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2015 Spring Institute Speakers

CLASS: Researching the Liberal Arts and Secular Society


All guest lectures are open to the public.

Jane Barter Moulaison

May 5th - “Secularism and Christian Political Thought”
3:00-4:30 in 2M70

Dr. Jane Barter Moulaison, Associate Professor and Chair, Religion and Culture, University of Winnipeg

Wab Kinew

May 6th, Title TBA (topic: Indigenous spirituality in a secular world)
3:00-4:30 in 2M70

Dr. Wab Kinew, Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Affairs, University of Winnipeg

Jason Hannon

May 7th - “Cornel West's Prophetic Pragmatism”
3:00-4:30 in 2M70

Dr. Jason Hannan, Assistant Professor, Rhetoric, Writing and Communications, University of Winnipeg

Cornel West

May 8th - Dr. Cornel West, Axworthy Distinguished Lecture, 7:00 p.m. Riddell Hall

Dr. Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He is a Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University.

Étienne Gaboury

May 11th - “Architecture and the Spiritual Dimension”
3:00-4:30 in 2M70

Dr. Étienne Gaboury, renowned architect of the Saint Boniface Cathedral, the Precious Blood Church and the Royal Canadian Mint. Designer of the “Tortured” Louis Riel statue.

Niigaanwewidam Sinclair

May 12th - “K'zaugin: Storying Ourselves into Life – An Anishinaabe Ethic”
3:00-4:30 in 2M70

Dr. Niigaanwewidam Sinclair, Associate Professor, Native Studies, University of Manitoba

Julie Pelletie

May 13th - “Damned if You Do and Damned if You Don't: Public Religion and American Indian Legal Identity”
3:00-4:30 in 2M70

Dr. Julie Pelletier, Associate Professor and Chair, Indigenous Studies, University of Winnipeg

Allen Mills

May 14th - “Pierre Trudeau, Politics and Religion”
3:00-4:30 in 2M70

Dr. Allen Mills, Professor and Chair, Political Science, University of Winnipeg

Kathleen Venema

May 15th - "Irrepressible Religion in Margaret Atwood's Post-apocalyptic Worlds"
3:00-4:30 in 2M70

Dr. Kathleen Venema, Associate Professor, English, University of Winnipeg