Arrupe Lecture Series (2009 – Present) Themes and Keynote Speakers

2009 – Genocide and Ethnic Conflict – Elizabeth and Michael Kuch

2010 – Poverty in the United States – Greg Boyle, S.J., Homeboy Industries

2011 – Immigration – Sean Carroll, S.J., Kino Border Initiative

2012 – Rights of the Worker – Jim Keady, Team Sweat

2013 – Environmental Justice  – Joseph Carver, S.J.

2014 – Urban Violence – Jeff Puthoff, S.J., Hopeworks ‘N Camden

2015 – Masculinity – Dr. Michael Kimmel, author of Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (video)

2016 – A Preferential Option for the Poor in Central America – Sr. Peggy O’Neill, S.C., director of Centro Arte para La Paz (audio 1, audio 2)

2017 – Mass Incarceration – Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Harvard Kennedy School of Government (video)

2018 – Refugees – Daniel Corrou, S.J. (audio)    

2019 – Homelessness – Jim White, Covenant House New Jersey (video)

2021 – Public Health

  • Fr. Michael Rozier, S.J. (Assistant Professor of Health Management & Policy, SLU)
  • Joshua Utter (Jesuit Refugee Service) (video)
  • Fr. George Williams, S.J. (Prison Chaplain) (video)
  • Dr. Amesh Adalja, M.D. (Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security) (video)

Arrupe Lecture (1998 – 2008) Speakers

1998 – Bernard Lefkowitz, author of New York Times bestseller Our Guys: The Glen Ridge Rape and The Secret Life of the Perfect Suburb

1999 – Daniel Berrigan, S.J., noted peace activist and poet

2000 – Helen Prejean, CSJ, death penalty activist and author of Dead Man Walking

2001 – John Dear, S.J., noted peace activist

2002 – Thomas Gumbleton, D.D., retired bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit and founding president of Pax Christi USA

2003 – Drew Christiansen, S.J., editor of America magazine

2004 – Rabbi Asher Finkel, co-founder of the department of Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University

2005 – Jim Keady, co-director and founder of Educating for Justice

2006 – Roy Bourgiose, founder of the School of the America’s Watch

2007 – Richard Ryscavage, S.J., director of Fairfield University’s Center for Faith and Public Life

2008 – Marc H. Morial, president of the National Urban League and former two-term mayor of New Orleans