Dr. Leonard Sperry to open 2011-2012 President’s Lecture Series

Assumption College will host the 2011-2012 President’s Lecture Series. Through this annual forum, ethical, spiritual, and human issues are illuminated and examined within the Catholic intellectual tradition. All of the lectures are free and open to the public.

Sept. 21, 2011, 7 p.m. – Dr. Leonard Sperry, professor of mental health counseling at Florida Atlantic University, and clinical professor of psychiatry, Medical College of Wisconsin, will speak on “Psychology and the American Catholic Experience.” La Maison Française, Salon

Oct. 18, 2011, 7 p.m. – Helen M. Alvare, associate professor of law, George Mason University School of Law in Virginia, will speak on “Envisioning a More Perfect Union of Men and Women: A New Feminism and the Theology of the Body.” La Maison Française, Salon

Nov. 10, 2011, 7 p.m. – Archbishop of Philadelphia, the Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, will give the D’Amour Lecture in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition on “Catholics and the Next America.” Hagan Campus Center Hall

Feb. 22, 2012, 7 p.m. – James Patout Burns Jr., Edward A. Malloy emeritus professor of Catholic Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, will give the annual Augustine Lecture on “Repentance, Reconciliation and Forgiveness: Lessons from St. Augustine.” La Maison Française, Salon

March 22, 2012, 7 p.m. – George Weigel, distinguished senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and William E. Simon chair in Catholic studies, will speak on “Catholic Social Doctrine and the Future of America?” Hagan Campus Center Hall

April 18, 2012, 7 p.m. – Rev. Ian Ker, senior research fellow at St. Benet’s Hall at Oxford University, and the world’s most renowned Newman Scholar, will speak about “Chesterton and Newman.” Hagan Campus Center Hall

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