The Killeen Chair of Theology & Philosophy brings national and international figures to campus to talk on topics of theology and philosophy.

The Killeen Chair of Theology & Philosophy Lecture Series

Health and the Human Person
Our society is united in its preoccupation with health, yet divided in its pursuit of it. We struggle to define basic elements of health policy, including mental illness, health care rights, vaccination mandates, food safety, and end-of-life care. Might these disputes be symptomatic of a deeper uncertainty about the nature of health and its relation to human well-being? The 2015-16 Killeen Chair Lecture Series invites you to join leading thinkers who are harmonizing medicine and the humanities as they work to nurture health in its most robust form.

All events are free and open to the public. Registration for these events is not required.

2015-16 Killeen Lecture Series

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015
7 p.m.
Fort Howard Theater, Bemis International Center

“Unwise Choices: Thinking about Responsibility, Blame and Compassion in Healthcare Contexts”

Hanna Pickard, Ph.D.
Reader in Philosophy
University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Pickard
Thursday, October 1, 2015
7 p.m. 
Fort Howard Theater, Bemis International Center

“What is Health? Ancient and Modern Perspectives"

Heinrich von Staden, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Classics and History of Science
Institute for Advanced Study
Princeton University

von Staden

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015
7 p.m.
Fort Howard Theater, Bemis International Center

Heritage Week Lecture, co-sponsored by Killeen Chair, Center for Norbertine Studies, and Mission & Ministry.

“From Vatican II to Francis, from Gaudium et spes to Evangelii Gaudium

Massimo Faggioli, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Theology; Director, Institute for Catholicism and Citizenship
University of St. Thomas

Faggioli

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
7 p.m. 
Fort Howard Theater, Bemis International Center

"On Being a Doctor: Lessons from a Patient Named Fred"

Daniel Sulmasy, M.D., Ph.D.
Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Ethics, Department of Medicine and Divinity School; Associate Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
University of Chicago

Sulmasy
Thursday, March 10, 2016 
7 p.m.
Fort Howard Theater, Bemis International Center

“The Dark Side of Medicine”

Carl Elliott, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Center for Bioethics and Department of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota

Elliott