Keynote Speaker

Stephen Colecchi

We are pleased to announce Dr. Stephen Colecchi, Director of the Office of International Justice and Peace, United State Conference of Catholic Bishops will be the keynote at this years conference. Dr. Colecchi will be speaking at the University of Dayton's River Campus on Thursday, November 5th at 6:45 pm.

Dr. Colecchi is Director of the Office of International Justice and Peace of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The Office provides staff support to the bishops Committee on International Justice and Peace, which coordinates USCCB policy on international issues. He represents the Conference on international issues and manages a staff of international policy advisors.

Dr. Colecchi holds a B.A. from Holy Cross College, an M.A. from Yale University, and D.Min. from St. Mary's University in Baltimore. Among other honors, he received the Bene Merenti Medal from Pope John Paul II.

Dr. Colecchi authored A Leader’s Guide to Sharing Catholic Social Teaching and In the Footsteps of Jesus: Resource Manual on Catholic Social Teaching.

Other Plenary Speakers:

  • Anthony Annett, Religions for Peace and Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • Bob Deans, NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)
  • Bruce Boyd, Arabella Advisors
  • Caroline James, Georgetown
  • Cilla Shindell, University of Dayton
  • Corey Zarecki, Gundersen Health System
  • Cutler Cleveland, Boston University
  • Cynthia Muller, Arabella Advisors
  • David Cloutier, Mount St. Mary's University
  • Ellen Dorsey, Wallace Global Fund
  • Eric Lerner, Healthcare Without Harm
  • Erin Lothes Biviano, College of Saint Elizabeth
  • Erin Sutton, Boston College
  • Father Martin Solma, Society of Mary
  • Fletcher Harper, GreenFaith
  • George and Amanda Hanley, Hanley Foundation
  • John O'Shaughnessy, Franciscan Sister of Mary
  • Liz Michaels, Aperio Group
  • Marcie Smith, Responsible Endowments Coalition
  • Mark Orlowski, Sustainable Endowments Institute
  • Matt Porter, DiMeo Schneider
  • Maureen Fiedler, Sisters of Loretto and Interfaith Voices
  • Paul Benson, University of Dayton
  • Rachelle Wenger, Dignity Health
  • Robert Brecha, University of Dayton
  • Rose Mary Dowling, Franciscan Sisters of Mary
  • Ryan Strode, Arabella Advisors
  • Seth Baruch, Kaiser Permanente
  • Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian
  • Tessa Clarizio, Notre Dame
  • Tom Van Dyck, RBC Wealth Management
  • Vince Miller, University of Dayton

Speaker Biographies (pdf) >>


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