The Colliver Lecture Series was established in 1957 to honor the memory of George Colliver, a former religious studies professor at Pacific.
The College of the Pacific’s Religious & Classical Studies Department sponsors these events. At least once a year—and often more—a speaker is brought to campus to discuss an aspect of religion in society. The lectures are free and open to the public.
Copies of Cooney's book, The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt, will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture.
Past Colliver Lectures
Some past speakers have included:
- Yoruba Richen, filmmaker of the documentary "The New Black"
- Candida Moss, professor of New Testament and early Christianity at University of Notre Dame and author of The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom"
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- Margot Adler, National Public Radio correspondent and best-selling book author
- Asra Nomani, Muslim feminist, former Wall Street Journal reporter, and friend to the late Daniel Pearl
- Jacques Berlinerblau, acclaimed author and professor of Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University
- Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills
- Asian-religion expert and author Roger Ames
- J. Philip Wogaman, former minister to U.S. presidents and many national politicians. At the request of audience members, Dr. Wogaman has supplied his lecture for download and further discussion.
- Bart D. Ehrman, James A. Gray Distinguished Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Colliver Lecture Archives
More details on the lectures listed above can be found here.