Saint Louis University

Reaching Across Borders: Embracing Our Global Community

Sam and Marilyn Fox ATLAS Week

April 3 - April 9, 2016

The Sixteenth Annual Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week program will be held the week of April 3 - 9, 2016. 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 2016 Atlas Program is "Reaching Across Borders: Embracing Our Global Community."

The keynote speaker for the week will be Kilian Kleinschmidt, an expert in humanitarian aid and refugee relief who is known as the "Mayor of Za'atari" for his work reforming the Za'atari refugee camp. The week's distinguished guest lecturer will be Dr. Mukesh Kapila, a medical doctor, humanitarian expert, and international aid diplomat known for exposing the genocide in Darfur.

Atlas Week will open with a Kick-Off event on the evening of Sunday, April 3rd. The Annual Interfaith Prayer Service will be held on Monday, April 4th in St. Francis Xavier College Church. The program will conclude on Friday, April 8th with the Parade of Nations and the Billiken World Festival.

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

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