Dominic Statue in Chapel


The Center for Dominican Studies will host a public lecture regarding Pope Benedict’s Vision for the Global Economy on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Colonial Room of Sansbury Hall on main campus, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43219.

The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register contact Sr. Catherine Colby, O.P., ODU’s Vice President for Mission & Identity and Director for the Center of Dominican Studies, at 614-251-4722 or by email,

The lecture will be led by Rev. J. Bryan Hehir. He is the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life. He is also the Secretary for Health Care and Social Services in the Archdiocese of Boston. His research and writing focus on ethics and foreign policy and the role of religion in world politics and in American society. He served on the faculty of Georgetown University (1984 to 1992) and the Harvard Divinity School (1993 to 2001). His writings include: "The Moral Measurement of War: A Tradition of Continuity and Change; Military Intervention and National Sovereignty; Catholicism and Democracy;" and "Social Values and Public Policy: A Contribution from a Religious Tradition."

The Center for Dominican Studies serves as a resource for all those interested in learning more about Dominican education, the Dominican charism, the history of Ohio Dominican University, and its mission and values. To fulfill its mission, the Center for Dominican Studies sponsors and hosts a variety of programs and services for the students, faculty, staff, and alumnae of Ohio Dominican University and for the members of the community.