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Courtroom Drama: Galileo and the Inquisition: Take 2023
May 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Frist Campus Center
Film and Performance Theatre, Room 301
Roy Englert ’78; Paul Fishman ’78; Ido Yavetz ’78; and Lisa Lorish ’03
In 1633, the Roman Church Inquisition convicted Galileo Galilei of heresy for publishing his Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems. In 2023, does that case shed light (pun intended) on our modern view of religion, prosecutions and the law? With Ido Yavetz ’78 providing historical context for this appellate courtroom drama, the Honorable Lisa Lorish ’03 will preside as Roy Englert ’78 and Paul Fishman ’78, respectively, argue on behalf of the Catholic Church and Galileo. Was Galileo a heretic? Was this a political prosecution? Does the Universe revolve around the Earth, the Sun, or Princeton? Come join the jury and decide.
Sponsored by the Class of 1978
and the Class of 2003