Saint Louis University

University of Notre Dame political science professor David Campbell, Ph.D., will be the keynote speaker at the Symposium on Religion and Politics at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Saint Louis University.

David Campbell, Ph.D.

In addition to Campbell's keynote address, Father Richard Quirk, Ph.D., an adjunct assistant professor in SLU's department of political science will provide introductory remarks and will be followed by a response from Julie Rubio, Ph.D., from the department of theological studies.

The program, "Religion and Civic Engagement," is part two of the Symposium on Religion and Politics: Election 2012 lectures.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at SLU's Boileau Hall, 38 N. Vandeventer. A reception will follow.

More About David Campbell: A professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame and the founding director of Notre Dame's Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, Campbell is also the co-author (with Robert Putnam) of "American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us." The book received the 2011 Woodrow Wilson Award from the American Political Science Association and the Wilbur Award from the Religious Communications Council. He also is the author of "Why We Vote: How Schools and Communities Shape Our Civic Life." In addition, he is the editor of "A Matter of Faith: Religion in the 2004 Presidential Election."

As an expert on religion, politics and civic engagement, Campbell has often been featured in the national media, including the New York Times, the Economist, USA Today, NBC News, NPR and CNN.

The event is co-sponsored by Saint Louis University and the Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations at the Jewish Community Relations Council.