Panel Discussion — "Caring for Our Common Home: Responding to Pope Francis’ Environmental Exhortation"


Location: Jordan Hall, Digital Visualization Theatre (DVT)

Caring For Our Common Home

In response to the upcoming release of Pope Francis' environmental exhortation, members of the Notre Dame community will gather for a 30-minute panel discussion. Featured panelists include: 

  • Moderator: Geory Kurtzhals, Senior Director of the Office of Sustainability
  • Panelist: Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C., Vice President and Associate Provost; Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Panelist: Phil Sakimoto, Director of Sustainability Minor; Professor of the Practice, Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Panelist: Tyler Popa, 3rd year M.Div. student, Campus Ministry
  • Panelist: Lizzie Stifel, Student Government's Director of Sustainability

Preceding the panel, the DVT will host a viewing of Let There Be Light, a short planetarium program commissioned by the Vatican as part of their exhibition Energy for the Common Good at the 2017 International Expo Future Energy. Let There Be Light is a joint production of Notre Dame’s Digital Visualization Theater and the McGrath Institute of Church Life.

Following the panel, we will gather for dinner and conversation in Jordan Hall of Science. Space is limited to 100 people, so don't wait to register for this event! R.S.V.P. via this link. 

This event is co-sponsored by Campus Ministry, the Center for Social Concerns, Catholic Social Tradition Minor, College of Science, Catholic Peacebuilding Network, Minor in Sustainability, and  Department of Theology.

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