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Research Symposium to Highlight 'Jesuits and American Culture'

Saint Louis University (SLU) and the Jesuits Archives & Research Center (JARC) will host “Jesuits and American Culture” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Jesuit Archives & Research Center, 3920 West Pine Boulevard. The event is free and open to the public.

Sean Dempsey, S.J.

The keynote speaker for the symposium will be Sean Dempsey, S.J., Associate Professor of History at  Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts and a Jesuit priest with the California Province. Dempsey’s address will focus on race and human rights.

Symposium Schedule

9 a.m.

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. 

Jesuits and American Higher Education

 Chair: David P. Miros, Ph.D., Jesuit Archives & Research Center

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break 

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Jesuits and American Politics

Chair: Silvana R. Siddali, Ph.D., Department of History, Saint Louis University

11:45 - 1 p.m. Refreshments 

1-3 p.m.

Jesuits, Rights and Race in American Culture

Chair: Daniel J. Schlafly, Ph.D., Department of History,  Saint Louis University

3 p.m.   

Benediction: Kieran Halloran, S.J. 

The symposium is hosted jointly by the Jesuits Archives & Research Center, the University’s Office for Mission and Identity and SLU’s Department of History.

For more information, contact Silvana Siddali, Ph.D., in the Department of History at (314) 977-2010 or