Inaugural Symposium: "Compassion and Leadership in a Multifaith World"

Compassion and Leadership in a Multi-Faith World

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Program Details

Opening Session (2:00 – 3:00 p.m.) 

Welcoming remarks:

Jacqueline J. Royster
Dean, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts 
Georgia Institute of Technology

Jan Love
Dean, Candler School of Theology
Emory University


Introduction of Speaker:

Kenneth J. Knoespel
McEver Professor of Engineering and the Liberal Arts
Georgia Institute of Technology 


Opening Address:

William H. Foege
M.D., M.P.H. Recipient of the Allen Prize for Social Courage – 2012
Author, House on Fire: The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox 


Workshop One – "Faith, Compassion, and Leadership" (3:10 – 4:45 p.m.)

Dr. E. Brooks Holifield 
Charles Howard Candler Professor of American Church History Emeritus 
Candler School of Theology
Emory University

Scene from the play Silent Sky presented by Theatrical Outfit

Panel Discussion: 

Tom Key
Artistic Director 
Theatrical Outfit 

Elizabeth Corrie
Youth Theological Initiative 
Candler School of Theology
Emory University 

Yehezkel Landau
Associate Professor of Interfaith
Relations, Hartford Seminary 

Ellen Ott Marshall
Associate Professor
Contemporary Christian Ethics and Conflict Transformation
Candler School of Theology Emory University 


Workshop Two: "Faith, Compassion, and Leadership" (5:00 – 6:30 p.m.)

Lawrence Foster
Professor, School of History, Technology, and Society
Georgia Institute of Technology 

Panel Discussion:

John M. Klink
International Catholic Migration Commission, Inc.

Rosetta E. Ross
Professor of Religion
Spelman College 

Consuelo L. Campbell 
Associate Director
Mental Health Initiative—Liberia
The Carter Center

Jeremy Cole
Managing Director, Southeast Region
U.S. Fund for UNICEF 

Ali Asani
Professor, Indo-Muslim and Islamic 
Religion and Cultures
Harvard University 

Closing Remarks