Saint Louis University

Conference Schedule

All events will be in the Busch Student Center.

Monday, May 21

  • 8:30 a.m.: Registration
  • 9:00 a.m.: President's Welcome
  • 9:30-11:30 a.m.: Panel: Are We Responsible for Immigrants, and if so, to What Extent?
    • William O'Neill, S.J., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Ethics, the Jesuit School of Theology, Santa Clara University
    • Dan Groody, C.S.C., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theology and Director of the Center for Latin Spirituality and Culture, Notre Dame University
    • Christopher (Kit) Heath Wellman, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis
    • James R. Edwards Jr., Ph.D., Fellow, Center for Immigration Studies
  • Lunch
  • 1:30-3:00 p.m.: Academic Panel
    • Jaime Aguila, Ph.D., Assistant Professor for the School of Letters and Sciences, Arizona State University
    • Uma Segal, Ph.D., MSSW, Professor and Director of the Baccalaureate Social Work Program, University of Missouri - St. Louis
    • Cawo Abdi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota
  • 3:30-5:00 p.m. Panel: The Immigration Experience
    • Hung Pham, S.J., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theology, University of Santa Clara
    • Ira Herenda, Associate Attorney, Dill, Bamvakais & Newsham P.C.
  • 7:00 p.m.: Evening Keynote
    • Bechara Peter Rai, the Patriarch of Antioch, the leader of the Maronite Catholic Church

Tuesday, May 22

  • 9:00-10:00 a.m.: Panel: Church and the Stranger
    • Bishop Carlos Sevilla, S.J., retired bishop of Yakima, WA, and a prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
    • Peter Neeley, S.J., Associate of Education and Formation, the Kino Border Initiative
  • 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Panel: Laws and International Boundaries
    • The Honorable Gene McNary, J.D., former Commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
    • Kenneth K Schmitt, J.D., Immigration Attorney, founder and principal of US Legal Solutions
    • The Honorable Thomas Gerard "Tom" Tancredo, R-Colorado, former U.S. Representative, (1999-2009)
    • Marshall Fitz, J.D., director of Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress
  • Lunch
  • 1:00-3:00 p.m.: Panel: Practical Applications: Health and Education
    • Jorge Riopedre, Executive Director, Casa De Salud, St. Louis
    • Bob Fox, Chair, Casa de Salud, St. Louis
    • Lisa Dorner, Assistant Professor, Division of Educational Psychology, Research, and Evaluation, University of Missouri-St. Louis
    • Sonal Ambegaokar, J.D., Health Policy Attorney, National Immigration Law Center, Los Angeles
  • 3:30-5:00 p.m.: Keynote Immigration Policy and Congress
    • The Honorable Luis Vincente Gutierrez, D-Illinois, U.S. Representative since 1993, first Latino to be elected to Congress in the Midwest -- with introduction from the Honorable William Lacy Clay
  • Evening reception: Zocalo
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