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Killeen Chair Lecture Series Announced at St. Norbert College

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From St. Norbert College, September 7, 2022
by Lily Maier,, 920-403-3089

The Killeen Chair of Theology & Philosophy at St. Norbert College has released the lineup for its 2022-23 lecture series. The theme for the series will be “Climate Justice” as it is St. Norbert College’s mission to seek peace, respond to global needs and embody radical hospitality after the model of St. Norbert. The Killeen Chair events will be held in the Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts’s Walter Theatre and Fort Howard Theater. The lecture series is free and open to the public.

The lecture schedule is as follows:

Martha Nussbaum Martha is an Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago Law School. She will present her lecture, “Justice for Animals: Practical Progress Through Philosophical Theory,” on Friday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. in Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts-Walter Theatre.

Stephen Gardiner Stephen is a professor of philosophy, Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of Human Dimensions of the Environment, and director of the Program on Ethics at University of Washington. She will present “Ethics and the Climate Gap” on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater.

Catherine Keller Catherine is a professor of constructive theology at Drew University. She will present “No Matter What: Habitation and the Great Overheat” on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater.
Ellen Davis Ellen is a professor of bible and practical theology at Duke Divinity. She will present “Covenant and Climate” on Thursday, Apr. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater.

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 920-403-3957, or visit their website at

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