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President's Speaker Series

Sponsored by the Office of the President, the President’s Speaker Series is a forum that brings eminent leaders to Santa Clara, providing our students, faculty, and the community an opportunity for intellectual rigor, critical thinking, reflection, and dialogue.

Santa Clara Lecture Series

The Santa Clara Lecture Series is sponsored by the Bannan Institute, which is committed to examining Catholic identity and Jesuit character.

Ethics at Noon

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics sponsors the Ethics at Noon lecture series. These lunch-hour programs provide a forum for SCU faculty members and other experts to explore ethical issues in many fields.

de Saisset Museum

The museum offers several lectures and programs based on current exhibitions.

Bannan Institutes

Apr 25, 2013
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Benson Center, Williman Room

Archbishop Michael L. Fitzgerald | Santa Clara Lecture: A Reflection on Christian-Muslim Relations Since Vatican II

Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education; Jesuit School of Theology - Santa Clara Campus Office; Religious Studies Department

Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald will deliver the annual Santa Clara Lecture, "To Recognize and Develop the Spiritual Bonds that Unite Us" (John Paul II): A Reflection on Christian-Muslim Relations Since Vatican II.

Archbishop Fitzgerald currently serves as the Papal Nuncio to Egypt and delegate to the League of Arab States, which has 22 member states from across the Middle East and North Africa and whose headquarters are in Cairo. Before his move to Egypt, Archbishop Fitzgerald was based in Rome for 35 years, where he served for a time as President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue.  Archbishop Fitzgerald's interest in interreligious dialogue may have stemmed from having a wide circle of friends while growing up who were "not all Catholics and not all Irish." Born of Irish parents in Walsall, Birmingham, he pursued his dream of becoming a missionary priest and heading to Africa. He has a doctorate in theology from Rome's Gregorian University, a degree in Arabic from London University and taught at the Pontifical Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies in Rome, of which he was the director for many years.  He is the co-editor of Interfaith Dialogue. A Catholic View (Orbis, 2006).

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Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education
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