Clemens Sedmak, Professor of Social Ethics in the Keough School of Global Affairs and a concurrent professor at the Center for Social Concerns here at the University of Notre Dame, presents on his research project, "Catholic Social Tradition and High Accompaniment Needs: The Case of Refugees and Migrants" to an interdisciplinary group of scholars, artists, and scientists comprised of fellows, guest faculty and students. His areas of expertise include Catholic social tradition; social ethics; poverty; theories of justice, epistemology and ethics; and philosophy of religion and religious studies. He holds doctoral degrees in philosophy, theology, and social theory.
Recent books by Professor Sedmak include The Capacity to be Displaced: Resilience, Mission, and Inner Strength (2017) and Church of the Poor: Pope Francis and the Transformation of Orthodoxy (2016).
Professor Sedmak was the FD Maurice Professor for Moral Theology and Social Theology at King’s College London, and he has held multiple positions at the University of Salzburg, serving as Director of the Center for Ethics and Poverty Research and Chair for Epistemology and Philosophy of Religion. Sedmak also was President of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Social Ethics in Salzburg. He has been a visiting professor at the Jomo Kenyatta University in Nairobi, the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, the University of Jena in Germany, the Vienna Business University, and the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.