Monthly Archives: August 2007

A Conversation with Chris Gondek, Michael Makovsky, Tennent Bagley and Emily Cockayne



Chris Gondek speaks with Michael Makovsky about Winston Churchill’s views on Zionism, Tennent Bagley about a KGB defector in the 1960s, and Emily Cockayne about urban nuisances people suffered in the 17th and 18th centuries.


A Conversation with Chris Gondek, Ali A. Allawi, Matthew Levitt and Joshua Kurlantzick



Chris Gondek speaks with Ali A. Allawi about Iraqi society and politics, Matthew Levitt on how Hamas embraces politics, charity, and terror, and Joshua Kurlantzick on how China is using Soft Power in the International arena.


A Conversation with Chris Gondek, Adrian Goldsworthy, Ivan Brunetti, Todd Hignite and Fred Shapiro



Chris Gondek interviews Adrian Goldsworthy, author; Ivan Brunetti, editor of An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons and True Stories, and Todd Hignite, author; Fred Shapiro, editor of the Yale Book of Quotations.


A Conversation with Chris Gondek, Isabella Ginor, Gideon Remez, Amatai Etzioni and Gregg Mitman



Chris Gondek speaks with Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez about Foxbats over Dimona, Amitai Etzioni about American foreign policy, and Gregg Mitman about how allergies have affected American society since the Nineteenth Century.


A Politically Engaged Spirituality



In this lecture, William Sloane Coffin, Jr. challenges the church to respond to biblical mandates “like truth-telling, confronting injustice and pursuing peace” while avoiding use of “theological sledgehammers bludgeoning people into rigid orthodoxy.” Coffin, who died a year after delivering this lecture, served as Yale University chaplain from 1958 to 1975. (April 28, 2005)


The Environmental Crisis as Spiritual and Moral Crisis



In this lecture, Mary Evelyn Tucker highlights the spiritual and ethical dimensions of the environmental crisis, arguing that the religious and environmental communities should make common cause in protecting the ecology of planet earth. Tucker is a research scholar and senior lecturer at Yale University, with joint appointments at Yale Divinity School, the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and the Yale Department of Religious Studies. (April 20, 2006)