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Killeen Chair Lecture Series Announced by St. Norbert College

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From St. Norbert College, August 19, 2015
by Mike Counter,, 920-403-3089

The Killeen Chair of Theology & Philosophy at St. Norbert College has released the lineup for its 2015-16 lecture series. The theme for this series will be "Health and the Human Person." Killeen Chair events will be held in F. K. Bemis International Center's Fort Howard Theater on the college campus. They are free and open to the public.

The lecture schedule is as follows:

Hanna Pickard, Ph.D.

Pickard is reader in philosophy at the University of Birmingham, U.K. She will lecture on "Unwise Choices: Thinking About Responsibility, Blame and Compassion in Healthcare Contexts," on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m.

Heinrich Von Staden, Ph.D.

Von Staden is professor emeritus of classics and history of science in the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University. He will lecture on "What is Health? Ancient and Modern Perspectives," on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m.

Massimo Faggioli, Ph.D.

Faggioli is associate professor of theology and director of the Institute for Catholicism and Citizenship at the University of St. Thomas. He will lecture on "From Vatican II to Francis, From 'Gaudium et Spes' to 'Evangelii Gaudium,'" on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m.

Daniel Sulmasy, M.D., Ph.D.

Sulmasy is Kilbride-Clinton professor of medicine and ethics and associate director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. His lecture "On Being a Doctor: Lessons From a Patient Named Fred," will be on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m.

Carl Elliott, M.D, Ph.D.

Elliott is professor at the Center for Bioethics and Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. He will lecture on "The Dark Side of Medicine," on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at 7 p.m.

Established in 1984, the Killeen Chair of Theology & Philosophy aims to bring well-known scholars of theology and philosophy, and their work, to the St. Norbert College campus. The program strives to emphasize the importance of theology and philosophy in a liberal arts education; to highlight St. Norbert College's commitment to a personally, intellectually and spiritually challenging education; and to benefit the college, the Diocese of Green Bay and the broader community of northeast Wisconsin.

The Killeen Chair is named after the late Sylvester Killeen, O.Praem., the second abbot of St. Norbert Abbey and chancellor of the college.
For more information, call the Killeen Chair office at 920-403-3932 or visit their website at

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