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Atlas Week

Sam and Marilyn Fox ATLAS Week Program

The Eighteenth Annual Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week Program will be held the week of April 7 - 14, 2018.

One of the main goals of the Atlas Program is to increase awareness of the global issues that confront us today in an effort not only to promote discussion but also to inspire and inform action. It focuses on what we as global citizens can do to contribute to a better life for all people now and in the future. The Atlas Program is unique in that for one week of the year, it brings together members of the University community to focus on the global challenges that confront us in the 21st century.

The theme for the 2018 Atlas Program is "From Broken Walls, We Build Bridges: Out of Conflict Rises Community".

The keynote speaker for the week will be David Miliband. Miliband is President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), where he oversees the agency's humanitarian relief operations in more than 40 war-affected countries and its refugee resettlement and assistance programs in 28 United States cities.

Atlas Week will open with a Kick-Off event on the evening of Sunday, April 8th.

The Annual Interfaith Prayer Service will be held on Monday, April 9th in St. Francis Xavier College Church.

The program will close on Friday, April 13th with the Parade of Nations and the Billiken World Festival.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Michelle Lorenzini at or


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