This conference will officially inaugurate the Consortium for Catholic Universities (CCU) and launch the CCU’s two-year intensive research focus on environmental justice and efforts to promote a more sustainable future. The conference will bring together researchers from select Catholic universities located in various parts of the world. There is a particular interest in bringing researchers together who are working on similar problems/questions from various disciplinary perspectives (e.g., the sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, and business). Conference participants will share the results of completed research or progress of ongoing research, consider new research questions, reflect on the special role of a Catholic university with regard to research that promotes more sustainable practices and policies, and consider how Catholic universities might more effectively collaborate to promote greater care for all of creation.
Co-Sponsored by Notre Dame International, Nanovic Institute for European Studies, Notre Dame Research, and the Tantur Ecumenical Institute.