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Pepperdine University Presents 2012-2013 W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series
Each year Seaver College dean emeritus David Baird selects a handful of nationally renowned speakers to come to the University and impart their knowledge and expertise to a packed auditorium, stimulating the minds of students, faculty, and staff alike. The Seaver Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series provides Pepperdine and Malibu communities the opportunity to hear a variety of outstanding national scholars and professionals who are exceptional examples in their field.
The 2012-2013 lineup promises thoughtful and compelling lectures by world-renowned historians, Christian scholars, and authors.
Opening this year's series is historian Peter Harrison, research professor and director of the Centre of the History of European Discourses at the University of Queensland. On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the author of such works as The Cambridge Companion to Science and Religion and Wrestling with Nature: From Omens to Science, will discuss the topic "Religious Origins of Modern Science."
Deborah Harkness, American scholar, novelist, and historian of science and medicine, will lead a lecture about her works in The All Souls Trilogy, a series of murder mystery novels.
Continuing the series in 2013 is Lamin Sanneh, the D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity and professor of history at Yale College, who will present a talk on "Freedom of Religion and Citizenship: Perspectives on World Christianity."
The 2012-2013 Dean's Lecture Series will conclude with "An Evening with Karla FC Holloway," where the speaker, James B. Duke Professor of English and professor of law at Duke University, will speak about her latest book, Private Bodies, Public Texts: Race, Gender and a Cultural Bioethics.
The Distinguished Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of Melanie and Richard Flamminio. For more information about the Series, visit the W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series Web site.