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Veritas Riff // The Live Sessions

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11 Speakers. 3 Locations. 1 Night.

Come join the 2016-17 Veritas Forum Riff Scholar cohort as they present pilot content for future talks. We'll be hosting three events in Cambridge (both Harvard and Kendall Square areas). Enjoy food and refreshments with faithful and gifted academics who will deliver 15 minute talks designed to engage their university audience intellectually and spiritually. Following the presentations, guests will participate in Q&A with the scholars.

Location 1: Venture Cafe (Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway, 5th Floor)

Emcee: David Hobbet | Executive Director, The Veritas Forum


Meghan Sullivan | Professor of Philosophy, Notre Dame | "Is it Rational to Hope for Resurrection?"

Joseph Clair | Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, George Fox | "Can We be Bad Without God?"

Nancy Hill | Professor of Education, Harvard | "Finding Purpose in an Unsettled World"

Lindsay Whaley | Professor of Classics and Linguistics, Dartmouth | "Unhappy Americans - Can Aristotle Help?"

Location 2: MIT (3-370)

Emcee: Rebecca McLaughlin | VP of Content, The Veritas Forum


David Lahti | Associate Professor of Biology, Queens College | "Faith and Evolution"

Heidi Campbell | Associate Professor at the Department of Communication, Texas A&M | "Faith in a 'Meme' World"

Kristen Lucken | Lecturer in Global Studies, Religious Studies and Sociology, Brandeis | "Why Hasn't Religion Died Out?"

Location 3: Harvard (Phillips Brooks House Parlor)

Emcee: Andy Crouch | Senior Strategist of Communication, John Templeton Foundation


Andra Gillespie | Associate Professor of Political Science, Emory | "Race & Reconciliation in Today's Political Climate"

Christian Miller | Professor of Philosophy, Wake Forest | "The Character Gap: How Most of Us Fall Short of Being Good People, and What We Can Do to Change"

Lydia Dugdale | Associate Professor of Medicine, Yale | "Getting Religion: What Jesus has to Offer the Dying (and the Living)"

David Chan | Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Faculty, Julliard | "Zoom Out to See God"

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