Conversations

America’s Muslims

Anti-Muslim rhetoric and prejudice became a hallmark of the recent U.S. presidential election. Amir Hussain, professor of theological studies, counters myths, lies and stereotypes as he discusses the long history of Muslims in America.

Kate Micucci ’03 Makes Her Mark

Kate Micucci — smart, witty, musical, artistic, funny — could make a living five different ways. We interviewed Kate about funny songs, love, the creative process and the pressure of making a living solely by one’s wits and talent.

A Conversation With Allan Ides

Perhaps the biggest prize for the winner of the 2016 presidential election is the ability to shape the Supreme Court and the judicial branch. We spoke with Allan Ides, professor of law and Christopher N. May Chair at Loyola Law School, about the future of the U.S. Supreme Court. Early in his career, Ides clerked with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Byron R. White. He was interviewed by Editor Joseph Wakelee-Lynch.

Europe’s Lessons of History

Europe has taken center stage in the eyes of much of the world in recent months as it deals with refugees and migrants. But its past may be just as useful for lessons about political and economic turmoil there and in the United States today. We spoke about the lessons of history with Professor Elizabeth Drummond, associate professor of modern Central European history in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. She was interviewed by Editor Joseph Wakelee-Lynch.

Party Control

Richard Fox, professor of political science in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, teaches and researches courses on the U.S. Congress, elections, media and politics, and gender politics. He has published in professional journals including the American Journal of Political Science, and has written op-eds for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He was interviewed by Editor Joseph Wakelee-Lynch.

Regular Exorcise With William Friedkin

Academy Award-winner William Friedkin has directed several seminal films, including “The Exorcist,” “To Live and Die in L.A.” and “The French Connection.” Friedkin spoke on campus in late March as part of the School of Film and Television’s “The Hollywood Masters” series. Vanessa Newell, associate professor of film production in SFTV, spoke to him about his work and the film industry.