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GEICO Lecture: "Being Religious Interreligiously" with Dr. Peter C. Phan

Wed, Feb 05, 2014, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, Feb. 3 to Friday, Feb. 7

Location: Reinsch Library Auditorium

Dr. Peter C. Phan, the Ellacuria Chair of Catholic Social Thought at Georgetown University, is the guest speaker for Marymount’s annual GEICO Lecture. He will receive the 2014 Marymount University Ethics Award.
Dr. Phan emigrated as a refugee from his native Vietnam to the United States in 1975. He earned three doctorates: the Doctor of Sacred Theology from the Universitas Pontificia Salesiana, Rome; and the Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Divinity from the University of London. He was also awarded the honorary Doctor of Theology from Chicago Theological Union and the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the College of Our Lady of the Elms.

Dr. Phan began his teaching career in philosophy at the age of 18 at Don Bosco College, Hong Kong. In the United States, he has taught at the University of Dallas, Texas; at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, where he held the Warren-Blanding Chair of Religion and Culture; at Union Theological Seminary, N.Y.; at Elms College, Chicopee, MA; and at St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI.

Dr. Phan currently teaches at Georgetown University. He is the first non-Anglo to be elected president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. In 2010 he was given the John Courtney Murray Award, the highest honor of the Catholic Theological Society of America, in recognition for outstanding and distinguished achievement in theology.

His publications range far and wide in theology, and he has edited some 20 volumes. His writings have received many awards from learned societies.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Ethical Concerns. Everyone in the Marymount community is welcome.
For questions, contact Dr. Brian Doyle at ext. 6817.