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Publication Colloquium: Democracy, Culture, Catholicism & the Transnational Impact of Jesuit Higher Education

Publication Colloquium: Democracy, Culture, Catholicism & the Transnational Impact of Jesuit Higher Education

Wednesday, 3 February 2016
3:30PM - 5:30PM
4th Floor, Klarchek Information Commons
Lake Shore Campus, LUC

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend!


In the fall of 2015, Fordham University Press published a collection of essays titled Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents. This volume was the result of a three year, international research project sponsored by the Hank Center that brought together scholars from Jesuit, and Jesuit related, institutions of higher education around the world. Meetings in four parts of the globe – Peru, Indonesia, Lithuania, and the U.S. – these diverse scholars explored and interrogated the relationship(s) between democracy, culture, and Catholicism in each of their respective locations. On the one hand, this volume offers a unique, scholarly contribution to the academy; on the other hand, this volume stands as a testament to the collaborative and transformative possibilities contained within the transnational community of Jesuit institutes of higher education.


This upcoming Publication Colloquium will explore both dimensions of this publication. First, it will look at the international research project, and its resulting volume, to both celebrate its completion, but also to look critically at what it accomplished. Second, it will explore the terrain of international Jesuit higher education and draw from this volume some conclusions, and some future possibilities, for connecting Jesuit institutes of higher education from around the world, and harnessing the potential of such a truly global community for approaching and addressing some of the most pressing questions facing the world today.


The colloquium will feature an impressive array of speakers: pre-recorded interviews with Dr. Baskara Wardaya, SJ (Universitas Sanata Dharma, Yogyakarta, Indonesia) and Dr. Danute Gailiene (Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania) will be shown; volume co-editor Dr. Michael Schuck (Department of Theology, LUC) will comment on the publication; Prof. Joy Gordon (Ellacuria Chair of Social Ethics, Department of Philosophy, LUC) will offer a critical response to the volume; and Loyola University Chicago's Chancellor, Michael Garanzini, SJ, will offer his own thoughts on, and assessment of, impact of the volume for the transnational network of Jesuit institutes of higher education. The event will be moderated by CCIH Post-Doc, and volume co-editor, John Crowley-Buck.

Copies of the Volume Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents (Fordham UP, 2016) will be available for purchase from the bookstore after the event.

If you would like to purchase the book on-line, it is available through Amazon.com: Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents (Fordham UP, 2016)