A Conversation with Rabbi Sacks: 2014 McDermott Lecturer Discusses Faith, Friendships

Video: 2014 McDermott Lecturer Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Discusses Faith, Friendships

 

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). 

A video of Rabbi Sacks' public lecture will be available shortly. Follow the University of Dallas on Facebook or Twitter to be notified when the video is posted.

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.

News

$250,000 Federal Grant to Support Politics Doctoral Students

"Our department has two fundamental guiding principles: the study of political philosophy and the study of American founding principles," said Richard Dougherty, MA '89 PhD '93, associate professor of politics and director of the politics graduate program. It is this emphasis on American political development combined with the quality of faculty and the rigor of the University of Dallas' politics doctoral program that led the U.S. Department of Education to award UD a $250,405 grant for stipend support for politics doctoral students through its Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need program.

+ Read More

Program Aims to Open UD Ethos to Wider Community

On Thursday, Sept. 26, several members of the university community gathered to celebrate the completion of Course II of the Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture program, the first component of UD's Liberal Learning for Life initiative. The course is titled "The Person: Tradition and History."

+ Read More