Munroe Center for Social Inquiry

Spring 2020 Theme: Human Suffering and the Divine Hiddenness

Each academic year, the Ruth and Lee Munroe Center for Social Inquiry continues the pursuit of interdisciplinary learning and public inquiry embodied by the lives and service of two of Pitzer’s most distinguished and beloved professors, the late Robert “Lee” Munroe, research professor of anthropology, and the late Ruth Hagberg Munroe.

The Center sponsors a themed series of events. The Munroe Center for Social Inquiry’s 2019-2020 theme is “Human Suffering and the Divine Hiddenness.”

For centuries, philosophers and theologians have been debating the question of why God, who is all-knowing, all-powerful, all-good, is hidden, absent or silent in the face of human suffering. In our lecture series, we have invited prominent scholars from a range of disciplines and from different parts of the world to address and help us understand an array of topics pertaining to the problem of Divine Hiddenness.

All events are at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesdays unless otherwise noted.

The Director for 2019-20 is Professor of Philosophy Ahmed Alwishah.