CST Conference Keynote Speakers

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, S.D.B. was born in Monhla Village in the Archdiocese of Mandalay. He was ordained to the priesthood with the Salesians of John Bosco and spent time serving as a parish priest before he was appointed as Bishop of  Pathein by Pope John Paul II in 1996 then Archbishop of Yangon. Recently, Cardinal Bo was appointed to the Cardinalate in 2015 by Pope Francis. He is the first cardinal from Burma. Ministering in a country that has been recently liberated from five decades of military rule, Cardinal Bo has urged the Church to reach out and help the country, especially in relation to education, health care and religious freedom. He has been the voice for the poor in Burma especially as they have been marginalized and pushed off their lands by the government.

Lisa Sowle Cahill, Ph.D. is an American Ethicist and J. Donald Monan Professor, Theology Department at Boston College. She is well known for her studies on gender and sexual ethics and has now extended her work to social and global ethics. Cahill’s work focuses on an attempt to discuss the complexity of moral issues while lowering tensions about theological disagreements between the Church and society. Her work includes Global Justice, Christology and Christian Ethics, Genetics, Theology, Ethics: An Interdisciplinary Conversation, and numerous other articles and publications.  
Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P. is a Peruvian theologian and a Dominican priest and is regarded as one of the founders of liberation theology in Latin America. Fr. Gutiérrez has a diverse academic background having studied medicine at the National University of Peru in Lima, philosophy and psychology at the Catholic University of Leuven and theology at the Catholic University of Lyon and at the Gregorian University in Rome before earning a doctorate in theology at Lyon. Gutiérrez's groundbreaking work, A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics, Salvation, developed a new spirituality based on solidarity with the poor and called on the church to help change existing social and economic institutions to promote social justice. In this work he explains Christian poverty as an act of loving solidarity with the poor as well as a liberatory protest against poverty.  
Charles Clark, Ph.D. is currently professor of economics; senior fellow, Vincentian Center for Church and Society; and research fellow, Center for Global Business Stewardship at St. John’s University, New York. Clark has been visiting professor of economics at the University College Cork, Ireland and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome. He has conducted research for the Irish Government, the Conference of the Religious of Ireland Social Justice Commission, Social Justice Ireland, and many community groups. Clark is on the Academic Advisory Board for Social Justice Ireland; advises the New York City Police Benevolent Association on their contract negotiations, and is an advisor to the Holy See Permanent Mission to the United Nations, and previously he has been an advisor to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Committee on International Justice and Peace.    

Daniel Graff, Ph.D. has been the director of the Higgins Labor Program since 2014. Graff holds a joint faculty appointment as professor of the practice in the department of history, where he served as director of Undergraduate Studies for fifteen years, winning a 2011 Edmund P. Joyce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and a 2013 Dockweiler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising. He has written and published extensively on the histories of work, race, and citizenship in the United States. His current research projects include labor licensing codes of conduct in contemporary American universities; race, labor, and citizenship in nineteenth-century St. Louis; and representations of the chronic crisis facing workers in the U.S. since 1981.




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Virtues and Vocations with Anika Prather: "Education and Liberation"
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Signs of the Times | Hope for Health Equity
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