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Burke Lectureship on Religion and Society presents E. J. Dionne

May 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Can Overcoming Loneliness & Isolation Heal A Divided America?
A special event presented at UC San Diego in La Jolla and livestreamed at Park & Market.

Prominent journalist E. J. Dionne, known for his op-eds in The Washington Post and essays in Commonweal magazine advocates for bridging societal divides by addressing issues like social isolation and loneliness. He invites audiences to contemplate solutions transcending political boundaries. Dionne, a distinguished professor at Georgetown University, brings extensive experience in politics and media.

Our Spring 2024 Burke Lectureship on Religion and Society will host prominent journalist, political commentator, and long-time op-ed columnist for The Washington Post, E. J. Dionne, a distinguished university professor in the Foundations of Democracy and Culture at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, and a senior fellow and W. Averell Harriman Chair in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. He is also a syndicated columnist for the Washington Post. He is the author or co-author of nine books including, most recently, 100% Democracy: The Case for Universal Voting, coauthored with Miles Rapoport. Others include New York Times Bestseller Why the Right Went Wrong, Our Divided Political Heart, and Why Americans Hate Politics. He is the co-editor with John DiIluio of What’s God Got to Do With the American Experiment? His media career also includes 20 years with NPR, and 14 with the New York Times, including stints in Paris, Beirut, and Rome, where he covered the Vatican.

Program Agenda

5:30 PM – Refreshments & Book Sales/Signing with E. J. Dionne

6:00-7:30 PM – Keynote Presentation + Conversation with Dean E. Nelson, Ph.D., & Professor Edward Watts

UC San Diego – The Jeannie Auditorium
9615 Scholars Drive, La Jolla, CA

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May 8
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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