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Benson Auditorium

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1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

The George C.S. Benson Auditorium is in Avery Hall facing the Mounds in the center of campus.

Benson Auditorium

January 2020

MCSI Lecture: Divine Hiddenness and Divine Love

January 28 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
MCSI Lecture Series, Spring 2020

Rev. John Rea, Notre Dame, will speak on the unexpected ambiguity of our evidence for God’s existence and the philosophical problem of divine hiddenness, one of the two most important arguments against the existence of God.

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February 2020

MCSI Lecture: Suffering and Flourishing

February 11 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
MCSI Lecture Series, Spring 2020

Eleonore Stump, Professor of Philosophy, Mount Saint Vincent University, will look at the relevant Christian doctrines to see what can be said to explain and defend the attitude towards suffering that sees it as part of flourishing and loved by God.

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Sullivan Lecture: Forever Chemicals

February 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

This panel will bring together government officials, public health advocates, and technical experts to discuss the breadth of the PFAS contamination crisis and steps towards protecting public health.

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MCSI Lecture: The Power of Dialogue in Encountering the Sectarian Violence in Iraq

February 18 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
MCSI Lecture Series, Spring 2020

Professor Hassan Nadhem is Holder of UNESCO Chair for Interreligious Dialogue Studies at the University of Kufa, Editor-in-Chief of Kufa Review and Founding Director of the Intellectual Studies book series.

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Film Screening: At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnasts Scandal

February 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
Film Screening: At the Heart of Gold

Pitzer College is one of nine colleges and universities participating in the documentary screening tour of At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnasts Scandal. The film will be shown in Benson Auditorium at Pitzer College followed by a panel discussion with some distinguished guests connected with the film. For more information on the film, please visit: https://www.sidewinderfilms.org/at-the-heart-of-gold

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Art Symposium: Sovereignty Expanded

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 29, 2020

Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
Pitzer College Art Galleries

In conjunction with Hans Baumann’s exhibition, Pitzer College Art Galleries is hosting a symposium “Sovereignty Expanded: Indigenous Geographies of the Contemporary American West,”

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Art Symposium: Sovereignty Expanded

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 29, 2020

Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
Pitzer College Art Galleries

In conjunction with Hans Baumann’s exhibition, Pitzer College Art Galleries is hosting a symposium “Sovereignty Expanded: Indigenous Geographies of the Contemporary American West,”

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March 2020

MCSI Lecture: Embracing the Bright-Dark Abyss

March 3 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
MCSI Lecture Series, Spring 2020

In dialogue with Christian contemplatives, Professor Wendy Farley will consider how the hiddenness of the divine qualifies our ideas about God and opens our hearts to the tragedy and beauty of the world.

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Youth v. Gov: Taking Climate Justice to the Courts!

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

In 2015, 21 young people filed a constitutional climate lawsuit vs the US government asserting their rights were violated and their right to life and liberty was harmed. Numerous organizations have filed amicus briefs in support of this litigation.

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Glass Humanities Lecture: Ishion Hutchinson

March 31 @ 4:15 pm
Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

Award-winning Jamaican-born poet and essayist Ishion Hutchinson is the speaker for the annual Glass Humanities lecture which showcases leading international figures in the humanities.

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April 2020

Film Screening: “Silence”

April 7 @ 4:15 pm
Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

In this 2016 film directed by Martin Scorsese, two 17th-century Portuguese missionaries, Father Sebastian Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Father Francisco Garupe (Adam Driver), embark on a perilous journey to Japan to find their missing mentor (Liam Neeson). While there, the two men minister to the Christian villagers who worship in secret. If caught by feudal lords or ruling samurai, they must renounce their faith or face a prolonged and agonizing death. Shown in conjunction with the MCSI series "Human Suffering…

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MCSI Lecture: Progressive Social Values and the Divine Hiddenness Debate

April 21 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
MCSI Lecture Series, Spring 2020

In this talk, Professor of Philosophy John Schellenberg will seek to elucidate the hiddenness argument and explore how the interest the argument has provoked can be linked to changes in our social and moral life.

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