Laudato Si' at Notre Dame: Setting the Stage and Faculty Perspectives

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Pope Francis’s Laudato Si’ Encyclical raises urgent and complex questions about how our thinking about sustainability and the environment is inextricably linked with questions of justice, happiness, policy, and the meaning of our lives. This event will give participants a “crash course” in the key arguments and big ideas of the encyclical, provide insights from colleagues across the university whose teaching and research connect to the problems that Pope Francis outlines, and surface the work and opportunities that allow us to respond to this call at Notre Dame.

Moderated by Meghan Sullivan, Wilsey Family College Professor of Philosophy; Director of Notre Dame Institute of Advanced Study, panelists will include the following faculty members:

  • Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C., Associate Professor of Political Science; Assistant Provost for Internationalization
  • Ross Jensen, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Philosophy
  • Krupali Krusche, Associate Professor of Architecture; Associate Dean for Research, Scholarship and Creative Work
  • Jason McLachlan, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
  • Joshua Specht, Assistant Professor of History

The panel discussion will be located in 215 McKenna Hall and will be followed by a light reception.

This event is supported by Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, Notre Dame Research, and the Environmental Change Initiative. 

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