Visiting Dean Applies Catholic Teaching to Legal and Cultural Challenges January 28, 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo- Boston College School of Law Dean, Vincent Rougeau, J.D., will present “Global Migration, Citizenship and Catholic Social Teaching.” This talk, which is a part of the Visiting Scholar Lecture Series is sponsored by Rockhurst University and the Thomas More Center for the Study of Catholic Thought and Culture. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, in Mabee Theater.

Rougeau will present the role of Roman Catholic social teaching based on the questions of global migration and citizenship. He will declare that Catholic social teachings with an emphasis on the dignity of the human person maintain values essential to democratic societies like the United States. This, Rougeau says, will help us accept and treat new arrivals to our nation well.

Before becoming the dean of the Boston College School of law in 2011, Rougeau taught law at Loyola University and served as associate dean for academic affairs at the Notre Dame Law School in South Bend.

Rougeau earned his undergraduate degree in international relations from Brown Univeristy. He received his J.D. from Harvard University.

This important and timely lecture is free of charge and open to the public. To register your attendance, call 816-501-4828. Mabee Theater is located in Sedgwick Hall on the Rockhurst University campus, 54th Street and Troost Avenue. 

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