CANCELED: The Keeley Vatican Lecture: "Education for Future: Catholic Higher Education and its Global Perspective" with Dr. Melanie Rosenbaum

Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

In light of the University's developing response to COVID-19, the Keeley Vatican Lecture has been canceled. The Nanovic Institute plans to reschedule the event at a later date.


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Dr. Melanie Rosenbaum, with the Congregation for Catholic Education, will give the 2020 Keeley Vatican Lecture entitled, "Education for Future: Catholic Higher Education and its Global Perspective" on Thursday, April 23.

The Holy See advances education internationally on various levels—from serving as a member of the European Bologna Process to participating in and shaping several UNESCO Regional Recognition Conventions throughout the continents, as well as the latest Global Convention—including to unite impetus for the Global Compact on Education for the present and future generations, a global pact for right to education, peace, solidarity, and sustainability. 

The title of this lecture, “Education for Future,” alludes to the “Fridays for Future” movement started in August 2018 by a then 15-year-old Greta Thunberg, who protested the lack of action on climate change in front of the Swedish parliament rather than attend school. The Fridays for Future movement now includes thousands of young people who protest every Friday instead of attending school to demand more aggressive action from their governments and international community.