St. Thomas of Villanova Lecture

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Each year the St. Thomas of Villanova Celebration begins with an academic symposium or lecture examining an important issue in today's society. In keeping with the purpose of celebrating the legacy of St. Thomas of Villanova, Catholic Social Teaching is a featured perspective. More details about the 2014 Lecture will be announced soon. Information about on the 2013 is listed below

The 2013 St. Thomas of Villanova Lecture

Speaker: Chris Mburu

Topic: "A Small Act: How One Small Deed Can Make a World of Difference"

Time: 7 p.m., wine & cheese reception to follow

Location: Villanova Room, Connelly Center


Chris Mburu

Chris Mburu has been doing human rights work for the last 20 years—first as an activist in his home country of Kenya; then while earning his LLM at Harvard Law School; and finally through work with such organizations as Amnesty International, Global Rights, and the United Nations.

Mburu’s work has primarily involved training human rights activists in different parts of the world in how to become more effective in human rights advocacy. He has also worked for peacekeeping missions, working to protect victims of mass human rights violations including genocide.

Currently Chris Mburu is heading the anti-discrimination section of the UN Human Rights Agency, based in Geneva, Switzerland. His work involves conducting research on discrimination and intolerance that could result in the commission of serious crimes.

The St. Thomas of Villanova Celebration is generously sponsored by:


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