Saint Louis University

2017 John Francis Bannon, S.J. Lecture

John Francis Bannon, S.J., 2017 Annual Lecture
A Conversation about History, Social Justice, and the Age of Trump
Dr. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, Reed College &
Dr. Leah Wright Rigueur, Harvard Kennedy School

Friday, January 20, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Saint Louis University - Boileau Hall

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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          About the John Francis Bannon, S.J., Lecture

The lecture honors the distinguished career of John Francis Bannon, S.J. Father Bannon taught at SLU from 1939 to 1973, serving as chair of the history department for 28 of those years. A prolific and renowned scholar of the American Borderlands, he authored 20 books and dozens of articles, essays and reviews. Twenty scholars earned doctoral degrees under his direction. Father Bannon was a public intellectual as well, dedicated to education in its broadest conception. His career exemplified the noblest ambitions of both academia and the Jesuit tradition. To read more about John Francis Bannon click here. 


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