Conference on Justice and Education Will be Webcast

Conference on Justice and Education Will be Webcast

Several Boston College representatives are attending a national conference on justice in Jesuit higher education that begins today and will be broadcast in part over the Internet.

Organizers for "The Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education," which is being held at Santa Clara University through Oct. 8, plan to broadcast via the World Wide Web keynote speeches tomorrow and Saturday by Society of Jesus Superior General Hans-Peter Kolvenbach, SJ, former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta and Connecticut College President Claire L. Gaudiani.

The conference is the culmination of an initiative, co-sponsored by the Boston College Jesuit Institute, to examine how Jesuit higher education has been influenced by the 32nd General Congregation of 1975, which affirmed promotion of justice as one of the integrating dimensions of all Jesuit enterprises. Three regional conferences, including one hosted by BC last fall, were held in preparation for the national event at Santa Clara.

Boston College representatives attending the conference include Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculties John J. Neuhauser, College of Arts and Sciences Dean Joseph Quinn, PULSE Program Director David McMenamin and Prof. Patrick Byrne (Philosophy), who is acting Jesuit Institute director. McMenamin and Byrne were principal organizers for the BC conference and several follow-up events.

Details concerning the Webcast and the conference are available at

-Sean Smith


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