CAPP-USA and Fordham University's
Graduate Program in International Political Economy and Development
Jointly Sponsor a Conference on
Poverty and Development: A Catholic Perspective
September 26 - 27, 2014
Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus
E. Gerald Corrigan Conference Center
12th Floor Lounge
113 West 60th Street
(Corner of 60th Street and Columbus Ave.)
New York, NY 10023
+ Dinner Event: Friday September 26, 2014
Inside Park at St. Bart's
325 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
This conference will bring together international authorities
and professionals who will highlight poverty
and development issues raised by
His Holiness, Pope Francis;
address their implications; and
suggest specific responses and remedies.
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Schedule and Speakers
Friday, September 26:
12:00: Welcome and Introduction: Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., President, Fordham University; Mr. Domingo Surgranyes Bickel, President, Fondazione Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice
12:15: Exposition of the Catholic view: "Issues of immediate relief, lasting development and the need for solidarity." Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi, C.S., Nuncio to UN Organizations in Geneva; Past Nuncio to Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti; Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Migrants, Itinerant People
13:15: Introduction to: Examination of "Responding to immediate emergencies"
His Eminence, Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of Washington
13:45: The "Obligation to Intervene." General Roméo Dallaire, Founder of The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative; Former Canadian Senator and Senior Fellow at the "Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies"; Co-director of the "Will to Intervene Project"; Retired Canadian General and UN Force Commander during the Rwandan Hutu-Tutsi genocide
15:00: Relief/Development Efforts - Perspectives from Haiti
His Eminence, Chibly Cardinal Langlois, Bishop of Les Cayes (Haiti)
16:00: The suffering and hope of a terrorized Community
Metropolitan Jean Clément Jeanbart, Archbishop of Aleppo (Syria) (Melkite Greek Catholic Church)
+ Evening - Dinner Event
Speaker: Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State, Holy See
Saturday, September 27:
08:00: Holy Mass for the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, Chapel of Blessed Rupert Mayer, S.J. - Lowenstein Building, 2nd Floor
09:15: Immigration: Overcoming its Negative Effects and Maximizing "its positive influence on the communities of origin, transit and destination." Reverend Richard Ryscavage, S.J., Director, Center for Faith and Public Life, Fairfield University; National Director, Jesuit Refugee Service; Executive Director, USCCB's Office of Migration and Refugee Services; Past Vatican Representative to the UN's "High Level Dialog on Migration." Currently on US Government's Interagency Task Force on Unaccompanied Children.
11:00: "Just and lasting solution(s)....to ensure that an ever greater number of persons are economically independent." A Catholic view of Development: Structural Issues.
Professor Paolo G. Carozza, Director, Helen Kellogg Institute of International Studies; Director, JSD Program in International Human Rights Law; Concurrent Professor of Political Science, Notre Dame University
13:00: "Just and lasting solution(s)....to ensure that an ever greater number of persons are economically independent." A Catholic view of Development: Insights of economists.
Dr. Henry Schwalbenberg, Director, Graduate Program in International Political Economy and Development, Fordham University.
14:30: Panel: speakers will respond to moderator and audience questions.
Moderator: Professor Melissa Labonte, Associate Professor, Political Science, Fordham University
15:45: Meditation: What is radical Solidarity (without which "it is impossible to build a just society and a solid and lasting peace")?
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