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David Hollenbach, S.J., Georgetown University

"Refugees and the Global Common Good"

Jesuit Refugee Services is currently teaching 250,000 refugees in camps around the world.

Register to learn more of the tremendous work that is being done.  

When and Where
Friday, October 25, 2019
Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower

1360 W Mall Drive
Cleveland, OH 44114
There are valet and self park options available.


11:15 a.m. - Register & Visit
12:00 p.m. - Lunch & Speaker


$35 - individual tickets, pre-paid only.

$400 - table of 10 
Jesuit-educated alums and friends are invited to sponsor tables for $400. Each table sponsorship includes 10 tickets and recognition in the event program.

Speaker Biography

David Hollenbach, S.J. is Pedro Arrupe Distinguished Research Professor in the Walsh School of Foreign Service and Senior Fellow of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University.  He previously held the University Chair in Human Rights and International Justice and was Director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College. In 2015 he held the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the John W. Kluge Center for Scholars at the Library of Congress.  He teaches social ethics.  His research deals with human rights, theories of justice, religious and ethical responses to humanitarian crises and refugees, and religion in political life.  He approaches these issues in a way shaped by Catholic social thought, theology, and moral philosophy, and the social sciences.

He received a B.S. in Physics from St. Joseph's University, an M.A. and Ph.L. in Philosophy from St. Louis University, an M.Div. from Woodstock College, and the Ph. D. in Religious Ethics from Yale University in 1975. 

His books include Driven from Home: Protecting the Rights of Forced Migrants (2010), Refugee Rights: Ethics, Advocacy, and Africa (2008), The Global Face of Public Faith: Politics, Human Rights, and Christian Ethics (2003), and The Common Good and Christian Ethics (2002).  His new book, Humanity in Crisis: Ethical and Religious Response to Refugees, will appear in the summer of 2019.      

His recent work has been on human rights and humanitarian issues.  He has taught at Hekima University College in Nairobi, Kenya, and also at the Jesuit Philosophy Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and at the East Asian Pastoral Institute in Manila, Philippines.  He collaborates with the Jesuit Refugee Service on the human rights of displaced persons. He has conducted workshops for parliamentarians and for church leaders in South Sudan on human rights. 

 He served as President of the Catholic Theological Society of America, and was President of the Society of Christian Ethics. He assisted the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in drafting their 1986 pastoral letter Economic Justice for All: Catholic Social Teaching and the U.S. Economy.  His awards include the Civitas Dei Medal from Villanova University and the Marianist Award from the University of Dayton for Catholic contributions to intellectual life.  He received the John Courtney Murray Award for outstanding contributions to theology from the Catholic Theological Society of America, as well as a number of honorary degrees.


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