Catholic Imagination and Contemporary Culture

Hosted By:   Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

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You are cordially invited to join us in person or via Livestream for presentations by DSPT Fellows Patrick Brennan, Bill Cox, and John Denniston on the topic of Catholic Imagination and Contemporary Culture at the 7th Annual Convocation of the DSPT College of Fellows.

The task for each Fellow is to offer an analysis of contemporary culture from the perspective of their secular vocation and to consider the ways in which his or her Catholic faith and resulting Catholic imagination offer insights into how to address the questions, concerns, and opportunities they discern in the culture from the lens of their discipline. Watch a teaser trailer.

Patrick Brennan is Professor of Law and holder of the John F. Scarpa Chair in Catholic Legal Studies at Villanova University. Previously, Brennan was Professor of Law and Vice Dean at Arizona State University College of Law. He has published several books and over seventy articles.

Bill Cox is President and CEO of Alliance of Catholic Health. The Alliance of Catholic Health comprises three Catholic health systems and three independent hospitals; which in total operate 48 Catholic and community‐based affiliated hospitals throughout California.

John Denniston is President of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County and Chairman of the Board of Shared-X, a social impact, for-profit company that seeks to lift 12,000 people from extreme poverty and improve agricultural productivity in a responsible way. John will address the topic as a social-impact entrepreneur and venture-capitalist.

There will be Q&A with the presenters and the other members of the College of Fellows.  A reception will follow at 4:30pm.

If you are unable to attend in person, you can also participate in the event remotely by watching it via Livestream. RSVP only if you will attend in person.

To learn more about the College of Fellows and its distinguished members, please visit the College of Fellows webpage.

For more information about the Annual Convocation of the College of Fellows, visit the convocation webpage. 

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Date & Time:

Saturday, January 30 at 1:30 PM (PST)



2301 Vine St.
Berkeley, CA 94708

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