Laudato Si'

Schedule of Events

The schedule is preliminary and is subject to change.

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Thursday, March 3

Keynote Check In: 5:30 - 6:30 pm in Kennedy Union Ballroom Lobby 

Welcome/Introduction: 6:30 - 6:45 pm in Kennedy Union Ballroom 

Opening Keynote Address: 6:45 - 8:00 pm in Kennedy Union Ballroom
Laudato Si', Paris and the Future of Climate Policy, presented by Professor Ottmar Edenhofer, Professor of the Economics of Climate Change at the TU Berlin - Berlin Institute of Technology and Deputy Director as well as Chief Economist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Reception: 8:00 - 9:00 pm in Kennedy Union Torch Lounge

Friday, March 4

Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change – Professor Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research: 9:00 - 10:10 am in River Campus Auditorium

20 Minute Break: 10:10 - 10:30 am in Common Space

Becoming Painfully Aware: Spirituality and Solidarity in Laudato Si’ – Dr. Douglas Christie, Loyola Marymount University and The Science of Climate Change – Dr. Robert Brecha, Hanley Sustainability Institute: 10:30 - 11:40 am in River Campus Auditorium

Lunch: 11:40 am - 12:45 pm in Cafeteria

To Praise, Reverence, and Serve God out Lord: The Theological Anthropology of Pope Francis – Dr. Daniel Castillo, Loyola University Maryland and Francis’ Economics – Dr. Anthony Annett, Earth Institute, Columbia University: 1:00 - 2:10 pm in River Campus Auditorium

20 Minute Break: 2:10 - 2:30 pm in Common Space

The Love that Moves the Sun, the Starts and the Heart: A Theology of Creation – Dr. Elizabeth Groppe, Xavier University and Ecology: The Science of Connection – Dr. Leanne Jablonski F.M.I., Hanley Sustainability Institute:: 2:30 - 3:40 pm in River Campus Auditorium

10 Minute Break: 3:40 - 3:50 pm in Common Space

Integral Ecology: Francis’ Moral Vision of Interconnection – Dr. Vincent Miller University of Dayton: 3:50 - 5:00 pm in River Campus Auditorium

Saturday, March 5

The Liturgy and the Environment – Dr. Sandra Yocum, University of Dayton and The poor as protagonists of Laudato Si': Environmental justice as liberation theology – Maria Teresa Dávila, Andover Newton Theological School: 9:00 - 10:10 am in River Campus Auditorium

20 Minute Break: 10:10 - 10:30 am in Common Space

Individual Practices – Mr. Dan DiLeo, Catholic Climate Covenant and Working together to Address the Climate Crisis – Dr. Erin Lothes, College of St. Elizabeth: 10:30 - 11:40 am in River Campus Auditorium

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