Integrity of Creation Conference: Toward a Healthy Planet
Duquesne University, Power Center. Sept. 24-25, 2019

Tuesday, September 24

7:00 PM     Welcome Remarks

               Kenneth G. Gormley
               President of Duquesne University

7:15 PM     Plenary Presentation

Sylvester (Jim) Gates
Brown Theoretical Physics Director, Ford Foundation Professor of Physics, Department of Physics,
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Presentation Title: Challenges of ‘Anthropocenic' Policy-Making: A View From Inside A Policy-Formation Organization

8:30 PM     Reception

Wednesday, September 25

9:00 AM     Welcome and Introduction

9:15 AM     Plenary Presentation

Mary Jane Angelo
Professor of Law, Director of the Environmental and Land Use Law Program,
and University Term Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law
Presentation Title: Food Security, Industrialized Agriculture, and a Changing Global Climate

10:00 AM     Plenary Presentation Discussion

10:30 AM     Break

11:00 AM     Plenary Presentation

Cynthia D. Moe-Lobeda
Professor of Theological and Social Ethics, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary of California,
Lutheran University, Church Divinity School of the Pacific
Core Doctoral Faculty, The Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
Presentation Title: Hope, Radical Love, and Moral-Spiritual Power in Age of Climate Colonialism

11:45 AM     Plenary Presentation Discussion

12:15 PM     Break

12:30 PM     Lunch & Plenary Presentation

Ronan Barry
Spiritan Identity, Faith, and Mission Officer, Spiritan Education Trust, Dublin, Ireland
Presentation Title: Spiritan Global Citizenship Education Program: Preparing for the New Challenges in Our Interconnected World

1:45 PM     Break

2:00 PM     Plenary Presentation

Aurora Sharrard
Director, Office of Sustainability, the University of Pittsburgh
Presentation Title: Sustainability Via Patience, Persistence, & Hope

3:00 PM     Plenary Presentation

Patricia De Marco
Forest Hills Borough Council, 2016-2020; Visiting Researcher & Writer, Carnegie Mellon University;
Senior Scholar and Adjunct Faculty, Chatham University; 2017 William Freudenburg Lifetime Achievement Award;
2018 Visionary of the Year- PA Interfaith Power and Light
Presentation Title: Protecting the Rights of the Living Earth

4:00 PM     Panel Discussion: Patricia De Marco & Aurora Sharrard

5:00 PM     Dinner for Presenters

7:00 PM     Plenary Presentation

Thomas McQuillan
Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Culture and Sustainability at Baldor Specialty Foods, Inc. 
Presentation Title: The Food Asset Potential, Changing Cultural Norms to Reduce the Amount of Food We Waste

8:30 PM     Reception

Close of Conference