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2022-2023 Big Thought Series: Believe it or Not

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Use this companion guide to connect to additional resources in support of each event in the Big Thought series.

On each event page you will find a description of the event as well as a Further Reading list.

2022-2023 Big Thought Series

The Gregory J. Grappone '04 Humanities Institute presents:

Believe it or Not

This year-long series of lectures and panels and discussions will help us all to consider the origin, nature, and consequences of our individual and shared beliefs, from religious faith to superstitions to conspiracy theories. Why and how do we believe the things we do? Where do those beliefs come from and what experiences in our lives inform, strengthen, challenge, or change them? How dependent are our individual lives and our lives as citizens⸸⸸ upon a set of shared beliefs? And how do we reconcile our beliefs with those whose beliefs contradict our own, especially when those other believers are our fellow citizens, our colleagues and friends, or members of our family?