Annual Events

Founders Annual Lecturers

2016      Kathryn Lofton, Yale, “Religion and Corporate Culture.”   

2014      Randall Balmer, Dartmouth, “His own received Him Not; Jimmy Carter, Progressive Evangelism and the Religion Right.”

2013      Tanya Luhrmann, Stanford University, “Understanding the Evangelical Experience of hearing God.”

2012      Matthew Sutton, Washington State University, “Why the Anti-Christ Matters in American Politics in 2012.”

2011      Michael Sells, University of Chicago, “Holocaust, Armageddon, and the Clash of Civilizations.”

2010      Mark Lilla, Columbia University, “Separation of Church and State.”

2008     David Domke, University of Washington, ““A Nation Divided: On religion as a Political Weapon.”

2008      Martin Riesebrodt, University of Chicago, “Globalization, Religion, and the Clash of Civilizations.”

2007      Price, Joseph, Whittier College,”The Superbowl as a Center of American Pilgrimage.”

 2006      Martin S. Jaffee, “Remember Amalek! Patterns of Judaic Memory and the Politics of Contemporary Judaism.”

2005      Mark Juergensmeyer, University of California, Santa Barbara “Iraq and the Global Rise of Religious Violence: A report from Baghdad.”

2004      Charles Keyes, University of Washington, “Monks, Guns, and Rice: Theravada Buddhism, Political Violence, and Social Injustice.”

2003      Frank Conlon, University of Washington, “Back to the Future or Forward to the Past? Reflections on Fanaticism, Fundamentalism and Faith in Modern Asia.”

2002      Jere Bacharach, University of Washington, “The Dome of the Rock and Early Muslim Jerusalem”.

2001      Eugene Webb, University of Washington,”The Force of Faith in the Contemporary World.”