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Ignatian Leadership Symposium

February 21, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Two notable Santa Clara University alumnae, who have all provided significant leadership around issues of justice, faith, and the intellectual life, will reflect on the foundations of and challenges within their vocational commitments and leadership.

Co-sponsored by Alumni Relations, the President’s Office, and the Center for Student Leadership (Family Weekend)

8:30am – 9am Registration Open; Continental Breakfast Available

9am – 9:15am Welcome and Introduction
Michael Engh, S.J., President, Santa Clara University

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Zoe Lofgren, SCU (J.D.) ’75, U.S. Representative, California, 19th Congressional District
February 21, 2015 | 9:15am – 10:30am
St. Clare Room

Conversants: Cynthia Mertens, Professor, Santa Clara Law and Elsa Chen, Associate Professor, Political Science Department, Santa Clara University

Contingent upon 2015 Congressional Calendar

Zoe Lofgren serves as U.S. Representative, California from the 19th Congressional District. Lofgren currently serves on Committee on Homeland Security in the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment, the Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity, and the Subcommittee on Management, Integration, and Oversight.  She also serves on Committee on the Judiciary: in the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, the Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims, and the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

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Sharon Kugler, SCU ’81, University Chaplain, Yale University
February 21, 2015 | 10:45am – 12:00pm
St. Clare Room

Conversants: Tom Massaro, S.J., Dean, Jesuit School of Theology, Santa Clara University and María de la Luz (Lulu) Santana, SCU (M.A.) ’97, Director of Campus Ministry, Santa Clara University

Sharon M.K. Kugler is seventh University Chaplain to Yale University. Kugler has over two decades of experience in ministry in higher education, interfaith collaboration, pastoral and social ministry. Her main focus at Yale is to further cultivate a chaplaincy for students, faculty and staff which defines itself by serving the needs of the richly diverse religious and spiritual traditions on campus allowing for deeper dialogue, increased accessibility, personal growth, creative educational opportunities and pastoral leadership.

Please note that due to an unforeseen personal commitment, Janet Napolitano is no longer able to participate in the Symposium.

Please RSVP at www.scu.edu/ic/bannan.

About the Bannan Institute
Bannan Institutes are yearlong, thematic programs hosted by the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education at Santa Clara University. Each institute features a series of lectures, retreats, and events that address matters of significance within the Jesuit, Catholic Intellectual tradition and seek to foster an ethic of dialogue among persons of diverse philosophical and religious commitments.

Shaped by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the 2014-2015 Bannan Institute will explore the theme of Ignatian Leadership as a vocational practice, or a way of proceeding that seeks to affect personal and communal transformation.

All events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP at www.scu.edu/ic/bannan.

Winter 2015: Leadership and Faith
Discernment, Dialogue, and Freedom

This quarter’s lecture series will explore the role of faith within the practice of Ignatian leadership, engaging the foundational witness of Jesus, the leadership of Pope Francis, and the catalyzing examples of women and men with Ignatian vocations. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, we will also highlight the import and impact of interreligious dialogue and encounter in transforming and healing our world.


February 21, 2015
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Santa Clara University – St. Clare Room, Library and Learning Commons
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA United States
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