Dr. Andrea Bartoli, Dean of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, will be giving a lecture titled "Blessed are the Peace Makers: Our Obligations as Business Persons in a World at War" on October 29, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Diplomacy Room, McQuaid Hall. The event is sponsored by the Micah Institute for Business and Economics and the Seton Hall University Chapter of the Woodstock Business Conference.
Space is limited. RSVP to the Center for Catholic Studies at (973) 275-2525 or at email@example.com.
About the Lecture:
"Peace," Pope Francis says, "is the surest sign of our commitment to God." In a message to the Third International Conference on Peace, he invited all men and women of goodwill to be peacemakers, urging them to make their communities schools of respect and dialogue. At this moment when terrorism and conflict are everyday occurrences and the threat of larger wars continues to grow, Dr. Bartoli will lead us in dialogue on this most elusive, yet fundamental principle of life. He will show us what our role should be as peacemakers in business and in the public square.
About the Speaker:
Andrea Bartoli, Dean of Seton Hall's School of Diplomacy and International Relations, is an international affairs expert, diplomat, scholar and professor. Dr. Bartoli has devoted his life to peacemaking. As Permanent Representative of the Community of Sant'Egidio to the United Nations, he has collaborated with the Nuncio representing the Holy See in successful peace negotiations and conflict resolution on every continent throughout the world for many years. Dr. Bartoli was the first Dean of the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. Prior to that, he was the Director of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. His expertise extends not only to peacemaking, but also to related fields: historic memory, genocide, gender conflict, immigration, conflict analysis and resolution.
About The Micah Institute for Business and Economics
Seton Hall University's Micah Institute for Business and Economics operates under the auspices of the Center for Catholic Studies. Its mission is to introduce faculty, students, and the business community to the Catholic perspective on business and economic life. It seeks to present the multiple ways in which these two interactive and vital engines impact the lives of all individuals personally, communally, and professionally.
Among contemporary social institutions, business exercises one of the most powerful influences on the formation of attitudes, values, and behavioral patterns in the world today. It profoundly affects persons and structures, individuals and societies, materially and spiritually. The Micah Institute provides various opportunities to reflect upon business methods and values through its programs and projects, namely the Micah Business Leadership Project, the Woodstock Business Conference/Seton Hall Chapter and the website resources of the Micah Library for Business and Economics. The Micah Seminars for Stillman School of Business Students educate the next generation through semester-long seminars on the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and values-driven servant leadership, for students in Seton Hall's Business School Leadership Studies curriculum. The programs seek to offer a comprehensive understanding of Catholic Social Teaching, exploring economic justice, key social issues, and the world of work.
About The Center For Catholic Studies
Founded at Seton Hall University in 1997, The Center for Catholic Studies is dedicated to fostering a dialogue between the Catholic intellectual tradition and all areas of study and contemporary culture, through scholarly research and publications and ongoing programs for faculty, students, and the general public. In 2001, the Center conducted the annual faculty summer seminar, "The Core of the Core," which originated the present University Core Curriculum. The Center also developed the undergraduate degree program in Catholic Studies with its major, minor and certificate, which in 2012 became the Department of Catholic Studies. The Center continues to support the Department with scholarship aid and its ongoing program of co-curricular activities.
Focusing on the central role of the faculty, the Center is the sponsor of regular Faculty Development programs, including lectures, seminars and retreats. The Center also administers two national faculty development programs: Collegium: A Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life, and The Lilly Fellows Program.
The Center maintains a global focus in international scholarship and is the home of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith &Culture, as well as the Bernard J. Lonergan Institute. The Institutes offer opportunities for study and research, as well as ongoing programs related to faith and culture. In addition, the Micah Institute for Business and Economics concentrates on communicating Catholic Social Teaching and ethics to business education at Seton Hall and the wider business community. The Center also publishes the prestigious Chesterton Review, The Lonergan Review, and Arcadia, a student journal.