Published Date: May 15, 2015
Watch a conversation between Bainard Cowan, professor of literature and Louise Cowan Chair in Humanities, and Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. Topics range from interfaith friendships to the role of a university to the unique challenges faced by the Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity and Islam).
The University of Dallas' Eugene McDermott Lecture Series was established 40 years ago in honor of the late scientist and civic leader. The prestigious annual lecture has featured important writers, artists, philosophers and educators including Derek Walcott, Mortimer Adler, Maya Lin, Jacques Barzun, Bruce Cole, Paul Goldberger, Leon Kass, Mark Helprin and Francis Fukuyama.
The lecture is made possible by a gift from Margaret McDermott and is inspired by Louise Cowan, a former University of Dallas English Department chair, dean of the university's Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts and a co-founder of the Dallas Institute.