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Bro. Robert J. Sullivan, C.F.X. Lecture Series

Presented by the centers for mission and research

The Brother Robert J. Sullivan, C.F.X. Lecture Series brings innovators and leaders to St. John’s to explore how an ethics-based education can shape decision-making in the real world. Watch this video to learn more about Brother Sullivan, the educator, and the creation of this speaker series.  

Ambassador Samantha Power
October 22, 2019, Dianne and Ray Carey '67 Field House, Leo and Joan Mahoney Wellness Center, St. John's Prep
  • 6 pm—Check-in and light refreshments
  • 6:30—Doors open
  • 7 pm—Speaking program begins

The youngest-ever U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power has been a leading voice internationally for principled American engagement in the world. One of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People,” she has spent half of her career explaining complex geopolitical events as a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, war correspondent, and Harvard professor – and the last eight years helping to shape them. In April, 2017 she returned to teaching, as the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice at Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School, where she is writing her newly-released book, The Education of an Idealist, which chronicles her years in public service and reflects on the role of human rights and humanitarian ideals in contemporary geopolitics. Read more.

About Brother Sullivan 

"Brother Robert Sullivan, C.F.X. is one who is noted by many former students. As dean of students in the early 1960s and a member of the faculty in the 1970s and 1980s, Brother Sullivan was 'captivating and inspirational.' Undoubtedly, he possessed a style all his own and was particularly adept at reaching his students with a direct gesture, a steady glare and a reserved authority which was understood by all. A man with an accomplished academic record, Brother Sullivan had a special intuition and knowledge that transcended ethics, philosophy, psychology, and physics. His style was intimidating at times, but it allowed him to reach us, to encourage us and more importantly, to add to our own God-given ability, 'a sense of excellence'." –Rod MacLellan '76

The Brother Robert J. Sullivan, C.F.X. Endowment Fund was established to support a lecture series that brings distinguished scholars and speakers to St. John's each year. The expansion of the program includes opportunities for students to meet and engage with academics and leaders in fields that reflect Brother Sullivan's wide-ranging interests.
Click here to learn more about our most recent speakers. 
Online registration is now closed. You may purchase tickets at the door. Registration begins at 6 pm and the event will start promptly at 7 pm. 
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