Darrell West Lecture Series

The Darrell West Lecture Series on Religion and Politics brings internationally known experts to Central to provide an open forum on the intersection between religion and politics - moderated by series sponsor Darrell M. West, senior vice president of the Brookings Institution, former Brown University professor, and Central Congregational Church member.  The evening concludes with a question-and-answer forum open to the audience and a book signing.

Previous speakers include:

  • Barry C. Black - United States Senate Chaplain
  • Noah Feldman - Harvard Law professor and author
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali - author, activist
  • E. J. Dionne - Washington Post columnist
  • Mara Liasson - NPR national political correspondent
  • Juan Williams - Fox News political analyst
  • Dr. Elaine Pagels - Princeton University scholar, author