The Cambridge Roundtable on Science and Religion


Upcoming Events


Cambridge and Boston area professors are the majority of our guests at each Cambridge Faculty Roundtable, experiencing an exchange with the potential to bring added depth to their lives, personally and professionally.

Our evenings are made possible thanks to The John Templeton Foundation and The Leadership Connection.

Roundtable Chairs:

  • Anne McCantsHistory, MIT
  • Mark RamseyerHarvard Law
  • Dave ThomChaplaincy, MIT

Faculty Roundtables:

  • The Five Colleges
  • Brown University
  • Cambridge & Boston
  • University of Chicago
  • Columbia & NYC
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke & The Triangle
  • Northwestern U.
  • U. of Pennsylvania
  • Princeton University
  • Yale University

Past Events

—Past Event—

What is Human Nature? Moral Challenges for Genetic Engineering Research Today

June 17, 2021
In conversation with Harvard Genetics Professor George Church.
—Past Event—

God & The Human Mind: How Do Cognitive Science and Neuroscience Interface with Religion?

January 27, 2021
Tania Lombrozo - Arthur W. Marks ’19 Professor and Associate Chair of Psychology | Director, Concepts and Cognition Lab | Princeton University...... Jordan Grafman - Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences | Director, Brain Injury   Research, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab | Northwestern University...... Justin Barrett - Editor, Oxford University Press Handbook for Cognitive Science of Religion (forthcoming).
—Past Event—

What do Scientists Around the World Think about Religion and Why does it Matter?

November 12, 2020
Elaine Howard Ecklund, Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, Professor of Sociology, and director of the Religion and Public Life Program at Rice University