The 2017 John Francis Bannon, S.J. Lecture will take place on Inauguration Day, Friday, January, 20 2017, at 12:00 noon-1:30 p.m. in Boileau Hall, on the SLU campus. Two visiting scholars, Professor Kambiz GhaneaBassiri and Professor Leah Wright Rigueur will engage in a wide-ranging conversation about the history behind the rise of Donald Trump and racial politics, religious diversity, and social justice in twenty-first-century America.
Dr. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri is Professor of Religion & Humanities at Reed College and author of A History of Islam in America: From the New World to the New World Order (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Dr. Leah Wright Rigueur is Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and author of The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power (Princeton University Press, 2014).
Boileau Hall is located at 38 Vandeventer Avenue (between Laclede and Lindell) on the SLU campus. Parking is available streetside on Vandeventer and Sarah and in the SLU Laclede Garage, 3642 Laclede Avenue. Limited handicapped parking is available at Boileau Hall.
Books will be available for purchase and signing, and a light lunch will be provided.