Week Two :: June 29–July 5

Fallows James wk8 2017 thumbnailsInterfaith Lecture Theme :: Common Good Change Agents

At times when the world seems conflicted, humanity continues to find ways to be its best advocate toward its highest aspirations. In this week we welcome examples of change agents who are recognizing needs and responding in life-enhancing ways to actualize their hearts’ best intentions for the common good — and leading by powerful example.

James Fallows will present the Monday lecture and will then be moderating the Tuesday through Thursday lectures.

2 p.m. Lectures

Interfaith Lectures

2 p.m., Monday-Thursday, Hall of Philosophy

The Interfaith Lecture Series is designed to present issues that impact the lived experience of everyday life from theological, religious, spiritual, ethical, and humanitarian perspectives.


  • Monday, July 01, 2019 | 02:00pm

    James Fallows

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    A national correspondent for The AtlanticJames Fallows is co-creator, with his wife Deborah, of the publication’s American Futures project.  For the last six years, James and Deborah Fallows have been traveling across America in a single-engine prop airplane...

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Tuesday, July 02, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Judy Shepard in conversation with James Fallows

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    In October 1998, Judy and Dennis Shepard lost their 21 year-old son, Matthew, to a murder motivated by anti-gay hate. Matthew’s death moved many thousands of people around the world to attend vigils and rallies in his memory.

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Thursday, July 04, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Emily and Stuart Siegel in conversation with James Fallows

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    Emily and Stuart Siegel are the directors of the Sonoran Desert Inn & Conference Center - the world's best (only?) not-for-profit inn, event venue, and community gathering space in a historic borderlands elementary school. 

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Friday, July 05, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Mustafa Akyol

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    Mustafa Akyol is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, where he focuses on the intersection of public policy, Islam, and modernity.

    Location: Hall of Philosophy