Lectures & Discussions Gaede Institute

The Gaede Institute co-sponsors a variety of faculty-organized lecture series: the Pascal Society Lectures, which engage questions of science and faith; the Erasmus Society Lectures, which bring to campus leading scholars in the humanities; two annual lectures organized by Westmont's chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi honors society; special World Christianity, Gender Studies, and departmental lectures; and its own Reel Talk film discussion series. To add these events to your Google Calendar, follow this link, then click the small + icon in the bottom-right corner of the page. Unless otherwise noted, events are free and open to the public.

Daniel Napier Lecture

Retained Anger: Jesus' Distinctive Theory of Anger in Comparison with the Greek Philosophers

Daniel Napier

Monday, September 11, 3:30-5PM
Hieronymus Lounge
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American Idolatry: How Christian Nationalism Betrays the Gospel and Threatens the Church

Dr. Andrew Whitehead

Thursday, September 14, 3:30-5PM
GLC Simmons

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What are Churches for? Deliberation

Public Deliberation: What Are Churches For? 

Hosted by the Westmont Center for Thriving Communities

Thursday, October 5th, 7-9PM
GLC Simmons

Peter Alagona Lecture

Bear Essential?: The Past and Potential Future of Grizzly Bears in California  

Peter Alagona, Professor of Environmental Studies, UCSB

Tuesday, October 3rd, 7PM
Winter Hall 210

Jennifer Ito

Asteroids and Planets: How Scientists are Exploring Our Universe  

Jennifer Ito, Assistant Professor of Physics, Westmont College

Thursday, October 12th, 5:30PM
Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. 

Dr.Steven Grant Lecture

Advances in Psychedelic Drug Research  

Dr. Steven Grant, Director of Research, The Heffter Research Institute 

Thursday, November 2nd, 4-5:30PM
Winter Hall 210

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