November 20, 2012
Kaleigh Mrowka

Last Lecture Program

Event Details: 7:00 p.m., December 03, Busch Student Center, St. Louis Room, 20 N Grand Blvd., St. Louis Room (Room 300), Third Floor, St. Louis, MO, 63103-2051
Tobias Winright, Ph.D.
Tobias Winright, Ph.D.

The Fall 2012 Last Lecture Program will occur at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in the Saint Louis Room at Busch Student Center. The event's featured speaker will be Tobias Winright, Ph.D., associate professor of theological studies and director of the Manresa Program in Catholic, Jesuit Studies. He was selected from several student nominations and will be speaking to answer the question: "If you knew this was the last lecture you would ever give, what would you share with students?"

About the speaker
Winright received both his master's and his doctorate in moral theology/christian ethics from the University of Notre Dame, as well as a master's of divinity from the Duke University Divinity School.

Winright teaches a variety of courses, many of which address social questions such as war and peace, environmental ethics, economic justice and criminal justice. He is also an active member of several professional organizations, such as the Society of Christian Ethics, the College Theology Society, the Catholic Theological Society of America, American Academy of Religion and the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics.

He is the book reviews editor for the international journal, Political Theology, and will be the co-editor of the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics beginning in 2013. He has also been involved in the publication of several books, including a recent book that he co-authored with Mark Allman, titled After the Smoke Clears: The Just War Tradition and Post War Justice.

About the Last Lecture Series
Each semester, a faculty member is selected from student nominations for the honor of speaking for the Last Lecture series. The Last Lecture series provides an informal format for selected faculty to share reflections from their life's journey and to speak to students as if it was their last lecture ever. There are not any pre-determined boundaries for the program - the faculty member will be speaking from the premise, "If you knew this was your last lecture you would ever give, what would you share with students?"

The Last Lecture Series is sponsored by the Division of Student Development and the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

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