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October 2014


His Own Received Him Not: Jimmy Carter, Progressive Evangelicalism, and the Religious Right: Comparative Religion Annual Lecture

Thursday October 16, 2014
7:30 PM
Kane Hall, room 110

Prof. Randall Balmer, Dartmouth College

Comparative Religion Program

lpaxton@uw.edu

 Prof. Balmer will speak on, "Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter and The Making of Evangelicalism: From Revivalism to Politics and Beyond."

(His book, Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America, now in its fourth edition, was made into an award-winning, three-part documentary for PBS.)


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In the Shadow of Tiananmen: Democracy, Christianity, Hong Kong

Tuesday October 21, 2014
noon
Thomson Hall, room 317

Justin Tse

Comparative Religion Program

lpaxton@uw.edu


This talk demonstrates that Christian clergy and activists have played a central organizing role in democracy movements in post-1997 Hong Kong. Tracing these movements' key themes to the effect that the 1989 Beijing Spring in Tiananmen Square had on Hong Kong, I will explore the grounded theologies that undergird Hong Kong democratic movements while showing that the shadow of Tiananmen has also influenced democratic movements among overseas Chinese Christian migrants from Hong Kong. 


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November 2014


Anything is Possible: How to Overcome Obstacles and Make a Difference

Thursday November 6, 2014
6:30 PM
Kane Hall, room 130

Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine 1995-2013)

UW Graduate School UW Alumni Association Department of Communication Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Department of Political Science

Yvette Moy, yvettef@uw.edu

 You do not need to be an alum of the University of Washington to attend or register. Ticikets go public 9/23.

Olympia Snowe's dedicated work in the U.S. Senate has garnered her nationwide recognition as a leading policymaker in Washington. In 2005, she was named the 54th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine. In 2006, Time magazine named her one of the top ten U.S. Senators. Calling her "The Caretaker," it wrote of Snowe: "Because of her centrist views and eagerness to get beyond partisan point scoring, Maine Republican Olympia Snowe is in the center of every policy debate in Washington, but while Snowe is a major player on national issues, she is also known as one of the most effective advocates for her constituents." With her election in 1994, Senator Snowe became only the second woman Senator in history to represent Maine, following the late Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, who served from 1949 - 1973. In November 2006, she was re-elected to a third six-year term in the United States Senate with 74 percent of the vote.


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