Lecture: The Modern Project in Light of Human Evolution


Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium

Robert Bellah, American sociologist and educator, National Humanities Medal awardee, and professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, will present “The Modern Project in Light of Human Evolution.”

One of the most influential sociologists today, Bellah’s books, Beyond Belief, The Broken Covenant, Habits of the Heart, and The Good Society, shape the discipline. His most recent book, Religion in Human Evolution, continues that tradition.

Bellah began his vocation as a scholar of Japan. Tokugawa Religion and a more recent collection of essays, Imagining Japan, focus on this society’s cultural roots in relation to modernity.

A public reception will follow the lecture at 6:00 p.m in the McKenna Hall Atrium.

For more information, please visit the Center for the Study of Religion and Society website.

This special event is made possible by support from the Henkels Lecture Series, the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters, Liu Family Endowment, the Center for the Study of Religion and Society, the Department of Sociology, and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Notre Dame.