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    Chester Ronning Centre

    For the Study of Religion and Public Life


Philosopher’s Cafés in Edmonton

Feb 6, 2016
1pm-3:30pm Steep's Tea House, Edmonton Please join us for our first Philosopher's Café of the Winter semester with Martin Tweedale on the topic "Humans in the Glass Cage of Automation." See poster here.



Public talk by Fawaz Gerges, London School of Economics

Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Alberta presents a public talk by Fawaz Gerges, Professor of International Relations at the London of Economics and Political Science entitled “In Defence of the Arab Spring Uprisings: How Al Qaeda and ISIS Proponents and Detractors Misappropriate the Narrative?” RSVP recommended, see website here.


Public talk by John Esposito, Georgetown University

Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Alberta presents a public talk by John Esposito, University Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University entitled “The Future of Muslims in the West: Protecting Pluralism and Ending Islamophobia.” RSVP is recommended, see website here.

Theology Discussion Goa

Two Interviews with David Goa on Deep Voice

Deep Voice presents a discussion between David Goa, Director of the Ronning Centre, and Lazar Puhalo, Archbishop in the Orthodox Church, titled “Spirituality and the Goal of Spiritual Life.” Watch it here.

Future of Everything

David Goa Comments on the Future of Religion

The Winter 2015 edition of the University of Alberta Alumni magazine, New Trails, focuses on the “future of everything.” Several eminent University of Alberta scholars and scientists were asked to write about their area of expertise. David Goa was invited to reflect on religion in one hundred years, 2115. His provocative 200 words may be read here.