Building a Sustainable World
Sept. 29-30, 2020
The Sixth Annual Presidential Conference on the Integrity of Creation
The sixth Annual Presidential Conference on the Integrity of Creation focuses on the topic Building a Sustainable World to discuss pivotal issues regarding safeguarding our planet. The interdisciplinary conference invites participants from different disciplines to engage each other in civil discourse on a different topic each year. Due to Covid-19, the Conference is virtual with zoom links to all sessions; the format of the conference now includes Workshops, Presentations, and Posters (see the Conference Schedule).
The conference series was commissioned by former President Charles J. Dougherty as an endowed academic event that celebrates the Spiritan mission of Duquesne University. The current University President, Ken Gormley, continues to inspire excellence in support of the Spiritan mission as the conference series develops.
The conference has three goals:
1. To provide a scholarly opportunity to engage established and emerging research on the conference topic
2. To foster interdisciplinary discourse on each topic, such as among science, health, philosophy, religion and policy
3. To enlighten public awareness and discussion of the conference topic
General Welcome of Duquesne University President Ken Gormley
Conference Opening Presentation: Covid-19 & Sustainability, by Dr. Scheid, Department of Theology, Duquesne University