The Friday Symposium is a weekly, interdisciplinary lecture series on campus
sponsored by the DBU philosophy department. It meets for one hour just about
every Friday at noon in the Learning Center, room 316. You can bring your lunch
and feed both body and mind simultaneously.
The purpose of the Friday Symposium is to stimulate meaningful conversation
about topics of classic and contemporary importance, and to do so from the
vantage point of Christian conviction. The F.S. features DBU faculty and staff,
guest speakers, and students.
So, plan on attending as many Symposium sessions this fall as you can! It
is a great opportunity for the entire DBU community to participate in and
contribute to the “Great Conversation!”
Dr. Os Guinness
Os Guinness is an author and speaker who lives with his wife Jenny in the
Washington D.C. area. Great-great grandson of Arthur Guinness, the Dublin brewer,
he was born in China in World War II where his parents were medical
missionaries. A witness to the climax of the Chinese revolution in 1949, he was
expelled with many other foreigners in 1951 and returned to Europe where he was
educated in England. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of
London and his D.Phil in the social sciences from Oriel College, Oxford.
Os has written or edited more than twenty books, including The America Hour,
Time for Truth, The Call, Invitation to the Classics, and Long Journey Home.
His forthcoming book, Unspeakable: Facing up to evil in a world of genocide and
terror will be published by Harper San Francisco in January 2005.
Previously, Os was a freelance reporter with the BBC. Since coming to the
United States in 1984, he has been a Guest Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center
for International Studies and a Guest Scholar and Visiting Fellow at the
Brookings Institution. From 1986 to 1989, Os served as Executive Director of the
Williamsburg Charter Foundation, a bicentennial celebration of the First
Amendment. In this position he helped to draft the Williamsburg Charter and
co-authored the public school curriculum Living With Our Deepest Differences. From 1991
until earlier this year he was a senior fellow at the Trinity Forum, and a
frequent speaker and seminar leader at political and business conferences in both
the United States and Europe. He has also lectured at many universities,
including Oxford and Cambridge, Harvard and Stanford, and has spoken at the White
House, Capitol Hill and other public policy arenas around Washington.
As a European visitor to this country and a great admirer but detached
observer of American culture today, he stands in the long tradition of outside
voices who have contributed so much to America�s ongoing discussion about the state
of the union.
Student Paper Presentations:
All student papers will be presented on Saturday, April 2 in the International Student Center, DBU campus, from 8: 30 am until midafternoon.
Undergraduate Student Component: Current DBU/PCS students are invited to gain valuable academic experience through the preparation and presentation of a scholarly paper on wide-ranging, interdisciplinary topics in a friendly, supportive environment. Paper length and format: approx. 10-12 pages; 30 minute sessions, 20 minute reading time, 10 minute
Q & A.
Graduate Student Component: DBU alumnae now in graduate school and their graduate student contacts are invited and encouraged to participate in this conference for the purposes of providing conference experience, to maintain ties with the PCS community, and to enjoy a mini-reunion with friends and colleagues.
Live in Concert: (Artist to be announced)