Pacem in terris After 50 Years

A Public Symposium in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Pope John XXIII’s Encyclical on Establishing Universal Peace on Earth

April 4, 2013, 4:00-6:00 PM
Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall
University of Chicago
1212 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

Roland MinnerathArchbishop of Dijon

Mary Ann GlendonHarvard Law School
Joseph WeilerNew York University Law School
Russell HittingerUniversity of Tulsa

On April 11, 1963, amid the global tensions of the Cold War, and shortly after the erection of the Berlin Wall, Pope John XXIII addressed his famous encyclical Pacem in terris to all people of good will. He invites them to consider the conditions for establishing universal peace on earth in truth, justice, charity, and liberty. On the 50th Anniversary of this event, this symposium will examine the affirmations of Pacem in terris as they bear on human rights, religious freedom, and the international political and economic order today.

Roland Minnerath is the Archbishop of Dijon, France, president of the French Bishops Conference, a member of the International Theology Commission, and a member of the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences. He was ordained priest in the Archdiocese of Strasbourg in 1978, and was made Archbishop of Dijon in 2004. He holds PhDs in Catholic theology and canon law from the Pontifical Gregorian University and Faculty of Theology at Strasbourg, where he also taught church history and canon law.

Mary Ann Glendon is the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. She served as U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See from 2008 to 2009 and served two terms as a member of the U.S. President’s Council on Bioethics (2001-2004). Prof. Glendon is author of many articles and books, most recently The Forum and the Tower: How Scholars and Politicians Have Imagined the World, from Plato to Eleanor Roosevelt.

Joseph Weiler is Joseph Straus Professor of Law and European Union Jean Monnet Chair at New York University Law School and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He also serves as Director of the Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice, The Tikvah Center for Law & Jewish Civilization, and The Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice. His recent publications include U Europa Cristiana and The Constitution of Europe.

Russell Hittinger is Warren Professor of Catholic Studies and Research Professor of Law at the University of Tulsa, a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas and has held professorships at the Catholic University of America, Princeton University, Fordham University, and New York University. His books include The First Grace: Rediscovering Natural Law in a Post-Christian Age and A Critique of the Natural Law Theory. He is currently at work on a book on the evolution of Catholic social theory and doctrine during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Co-sponsored by the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago and the Center for Civil and Human Rights at the University of Notre Dame Law School

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