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Notre Dame President to Speak at Southwestern Feb. 9

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    Rev. John Jenkins

Father John Jenkins will give lecture on civil discourse

Rev. John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, will give Southwestern’s 2012 Willson Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 9th, at 11:30 a.m. in the Lois Perkins Chapel.The topic of his lecture is “Conviction and Dialogue in Contentious Time.” 

Rev. Jenkins has been a member of the Notre Dame philosophy faculty since 1990 and became the 17th president of the University of Notre Dame in 2005. A native of Omaha, Neb., Rev. Jenkins earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy from Notre Dame in 1976 and 1978, and was ordained a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1983. He also holds a B. Phil. and D. Phil. in philosophy from Oxford University and advanced degrees from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. 

Rev. Jenkins is the author of the 1997 book Knowledge and Faith in Thomas Aquinas, published by Cambridge University Press, and has had scholarly articles published in The Journal of Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy and Theology, and The Journal of Religious Ethics.

The lecture is open to the public and also will be webcast live at http://www.southwestern.edu/newsroom/webcast/

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