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

Thursday, October 3rd, 7PM
Winter Hall 210

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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