St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences hosts three lecture series to enrich our vibrant intellectual culture and celebrate our diverse community of students and scholars.
The Peter P. and Margaret A. D’Angelo Chair in the Humanities at St. John’s University, established in 2007, draws high-profile, multi- and cross-disciplinary visiting professors to St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences — the University’s oldest division — for a semester of teaching and scholarly exchange. Read more about the D’Angelo Chair here.
The Catholic Lecture Series was created to further St. John’s strategic objective of visibly embedding its Catholic and Vincentian mission in the academic life of the University.
Fall 2019Finding Common Ground in a Polarized World
Julie Hanlon Rubio, Professor of Christian Social Ethics, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
Fall 2018Building a Bridge: Reaching Out to LGBT Catholics
Rev. James Martin, SJ, Jesuit priest, author, and editor at large at America magazine.
Fall 2017Empathy and the Evolution of Compassion: From Deep History to Infused Virtue
Dr. Celia Deane-Drummond, Professor of Theology and Director of the Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing, University of Notre Dame
Fall 2016Compassion Matters: Compassion as a Disposition, a Virtue, a Way of Being, and a Way of Acting, and Its Contribution to Creating the Common Good
Dr. M. Shawn Copeland, Professor of Theology at Boston College
Fall 2015Who Is My Brother? Who Is My Sister? Catholic Teaching and the Emergent Global Common Good
Most Rev. Robert W. McElroy, Bishop of San Diego
Spring 2015Is God's Charity Broad Enough for Bears?
Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, Professor of Theology, Fordham University
Spring 2014Catholic Teaching on the Issue of Immigration
Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn
Spring 2013Civic Kinship: A Christian Ethic of Immigration
Kristin Heyer, Ph.D., Bernard J. Hanley Professor of Religious Studies, Santa Clara University
Spring 2012The Council of Trent and Michelangelo's “Last Judgment”
Rev. John O’Malley, S.J., Ph.D., Department of Theology, Georgetown University
Fall 2010Religion and Politics: What’s Right, What’s Wrong, What’s Prudent
Rev. Thomas J. Reese, S.J., Ph.D., Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University
Spring 2010The Sacramental Principle and The Catholic University
Rev. Michael J. Himes, Ph.D., Theology Department, Boston College
Spring 2009Writing Hopkins
Paul Mariani, Ph.D., University Professor of English, Boston College
Ron Hansen, Ph.D., Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., Professor, Santa Clara University
Each semester, the Dean of St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholar-teachers from among the faculty to discuss a topic from a variety of perspectives. The event welcomes all members of the University community.
“Thoreau and the Art of Living”: Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Henry David Thoreau
The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Thomas More's Utopia