President's Lecture Series

The President’s Lecture Series at Assumption College is a public forum in which important ethical, spiritual and human issues are illuminated and examined within the Catholic intellectual tradition.

The heart of a classical liberal arts education is an ongoing conversation across disciplines. By ensuring that the sharpest minds, representing diverse viewpoints and areas of study, are a part of this dialogue Assumption reaffirms –and bolsters– its commitment to providing students with an education that goes beyond the mere memorization of facts and acquisition of skills and empowers them to continue the discussion.

All lectures in the series are open to the Assumption College community and the general public at no charge.

Next Speaker:

Carolyn WooMost Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Ph.D., D.D.
Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, NY

“The Church and Immigration Reform”

April 13, 2015
7 p.m.
Hagan Center Hall

The seventh Bishop of Brooklyn, The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Ph.D., D.D., has devoted over 40 years of his ministry to immigrant assistance and refugee resettlement services. In 1986, St. John Paul II named him Prelate of Honor for his service.

As an advocate for refugees and immigrant concerns, Bishop DiMarzio works with a variety of organizations to assist refugees and immigrants, both within the U.S. and in countries throughout the world. The chairman of the Board of The Center for Migration Studies of New York, Inc., he has served on several national boards devoted to immigration issues.
 
Bishop DiMarzio, a lifelong champion of compassionate immigration policy, will explain how the Church’s constant advocacy on behalf of immigrants is derived not from political consideration, but from its social teaching.

 

Upcoming 2014-2015 Lecture Series Speakers

April 13, 2015
7 pm
Hagan Center Hall

Reverend Nicholas DiMarzioMost Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Ph.D., D.D.
Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, NY

“The Church and Immigration Reform”

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RSVPs are encouraged due to limited space. Please call 508-767-7322 or email shmahone@assumption.edu.

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