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Visiting Fellows

Jesuit Institute


The 2015-2016 Visiting Fellows: 



Emilce Cuda

Research Professor of Theology at the Faculty of Theology, Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA) and at Faculty of Philosophy, University of Buenos Aires (UBA); Associate Professor at National University Arturo Jauretche, Buenos Aires, Argentina (UNAJ), and Director at the research center in that university: Program of Culture Studies. She is permanent member of International Regional Committees at Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church(CTEWC), and at the International Political Science Association (IPSA). She is member active at Argentine Theological Society (SAT). She obtained her Bachelour in Theology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA);  she obtained  her Magister in Moral Theology and her Doctored in Moral Theology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA) also. She has been visiting scholar at North Western University in 2011, where she studied Political Theory, and researched the relationship between populism and theological ethics under the direction of Ernesto Laclau. Her publications include Catolicismo y democracia en Estados Unidos (Buenos Aires: Agape, 2010), La democracia en el magisterio pontificio (Buenos Aires: Agape, 2011) and Para leer a Francisco. Teología, ética y política (Buenos Aires: Manantial, in edition).  She has published many chapters  of books about theology and politics in Buenos Aires, New York, London, Uruguay, New Delhi in company of important international authors like James Keenan, and over 30 articles about: democracy, migrant, populism, .people, labor, union, poverty and Liberation Theology. She has participated in International Conferences at Norway, Sweden, UK, Colombia, United States, Ecuador, Brasil, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Italy, Spain, Canada, Ecuador, Perú. She has organised two international conferences about Theology and Politics, London, 2013 and Argentina, 2014; and three international conferences about democracy and populism in Argetina, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Actually she is coordinating an  international research team about "Theology, Ethics and Politics" at Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO) in company of Latin American theologians like: Juan Carlos Scannone, Pedro Trigo, Hernández Pico, Victor Codiva.



Shaji George (Kochuthara), CMI

Associate Professor of Theology at the Faculty of Theology, Dharmaram Viday Kshetram (DVK), Bangalore, India. From 2009 he has been the Chief Editor of Asian Horizons, Dharmaram Journal of Theology. He chairs the Institutional Ethical Board of St John’s Medical College (Bangalore), and is the Religious Adviser of the Ethics Committee of St Martha’s Hospital (Bangalore). He is a member of the Asian Regional Committee of “Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church” and the Head of its Asian Forum. He completed his undergraduate studies at DVK (Bangalore) and Licentiate and doctoral studies in moral theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. His publications include The Concept of Sexual Pleasure in the Catholic Moral Tradition (Rome: Gregorian, 2007), Moral Theology in India Today, ed. (2013) and Revisiting Vatican II: 50 Years of Renewal, 3 Volumes (2014-2015) [both, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications) and over 50 articles.

He has organised two conferences for moral theologians in India [“Moral Theology in India Today” 2012 & 2014], an international conference on Vatican II [“Re-visiting Vatican II: 50 Years of Renewal” 2013], and has hosted the Asian Regional CTEWC conference [2015] chaired by James F. Keenan and Yiu Sing Lúcás Chan.

Marriage and Family Ethics, Sexual Ethics, Gender, History of Moral Theology, Natural Law, Healthcare Ethics and Social Justice are some of the areas of his research.


K Glombik

Konrad Józef Glombik

Born 1970 in Racibórz in Silesia Superior, Glombik is Professor of Opole University, Priest of the Diocese Opole, Head of the Department of Moral Theology and Spirituality of the Opole University Faculty of Theology, Director of the Editorial Publishing House of the UO Theology Faculty and Editor in Chief of the Annual “Theological-Historic Studies of Opole Silesia”.

Specialization Studies in Moral Theology at John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin and at the Alphonsian Academy in Rome. In 2000 he held Degree of Doctor in Theology from Catholic University of Lublin and in 2008 Habilitation on the Basis of the Dissertation Unity of two. The precursory character of a personalistic understanding of marriage by Herbert Doms (1890-1977). He is a Member of the Association of Polish Theologians Moralists and belongs to the International Organizations: Vereinigung für Katholische Sozialethik in Mitteleuropa, Görres Gesellschaft zur Pflege der Wissenschaft, Bioethicists in Central Europe (BCE), Internationale Vereinigung für Moraltheologie und Sozialethik. He is a Member of the Regional Committee for Europe of the Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church.

His Research deals with Issues of Ethics of Marriage and Family, Sexual Ethics, the Sacramentality of Marriage and the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. He is the Author of several books and over 140 Articles concerning various Issues of Theological Ethics. Recently he edited Theological Ethic in a changing world and The Church on the Internet – The Internet in the Church.


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Drazen Volk, S.J.

Professor of Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Society of Jesus in Zagreb (Croatia). He finished his doctoral studies at Gregorian University in Rome and received his doctorate in 2007. The areas of his teaching currently are Philosophy of Nature, History of 20th Century Philosophy and in the near future Philosophy of Religion.

His professional interests lie in philosophical theories of symbol, especially in the theories of E. Cassirer, Ch. S. Peirce, P. Ricoeur and F. Rosenzweig.

He is also an assistant of the editor-in-chief of the scientific journal for philosophy and sciences of religion, “Obnovljeni zivot” (in English: Renewed Life) and in 2016 he will become editor-in chief of this journal.