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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.

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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 silvana.siddali@slu.edu.