1995-1996 indexDistributed April 9, 1996
The Gilbane Presidential Fellowship Lecture
Father J. Bryan Hehir will discuss ethics and international affairs
Father J. Bryan Hehir, professor at Harvard Divinity School and an associate at the Harvard Center for International Affairs, will speak on "Ethics and International Affairs: From Theories to Cases" on Friday, April 26, at 4 p.m. in Salomon Center.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Father J. Bryan Hehir, the Thomas and William Gilbane Presidential Fellow at Brown University this semester, will speak on "Ethics and International Affairs: From Theories to Cases" on Friday, April 26, at 4 p.m. in Salomon Center. The lecture, presented in conjunction with the Watson Institute for International Studies, is free and open to the public.
Hehir is professor of the practice in religion and society at Harvard Divinity School and a faculty associate at the Harvard Center for International Affairs. He also is pastor of St. Paul Parish in Cambridge and senior chaplain of the Harvard-Radcliffe Catholic Student Center.
From 1973 to 1992 Hehir served in Washington, D.C., at the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops and at Georgetown University. He served in the Conference's Office of International Affairs, Department of Social Development and World Peace, and as a counselor for social policy. At Georgetown he was the Joseph P. Kennedy Professor of Christian Ethics in the School of Foreign Policy and at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. From 1991 to 1992 he was associate vice president for church and university issues. The recipient of numerous awards, among them a MacArthur Fellowship and 25 honorary degrees, Hehir is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Hehir attended King's College in Wilkes Barre, Pa., and earned his undergraduate and Master of Divinity degrees from St. John's Seminary in Boston. He holds a Th.D. in applied theology, with a specialization in ethics and international politics, from Harvard Divinity School.
The Thomas and William Gilbane Presidential Fellowship was established in 1992 by the Gilbane family in honor of the late Thomas F. Gilbane '33 and William J. Gilbane '33. The fellowship supports the short-term appointments of distinguished scholars in business, law, public policy, finance, science or the arts, who have expertise in the area of ethics and morality. Gilbane Fellows offer classroom and public lectures at the University.######