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Negotiating Identity Re-Visited: A Symposium for Catholic Education at a Turbulent Time

October 25, 2019
Arrigoni Center, Iona College

Sr. Alice Gallin’s Negotiating Identity: Catholic Identity Since 1960 (2000) unpacks a tumultuous era of Catholic higher education as Catholic colleges and universities struggled to define their identities within and with their broader constituencies, including the Vatican. The current times prove no less challenging given the costs of private liberal arts higher education, ubiquitous secularization, closures of well-known Catholic institutions, and the pain of the sex abuse crisis. Join this conversation hosted at Iona College and consider strategies for institutions to promote the rich heritage of the Catholic tradition.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Paul Lakeland

Dr. Paul F. Lakeland, Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Chair in Catholic Studies & Professor of Religious Studies, Fairfield University

Dr. Lakeland's publications include the following:

  • Catholicism at the Crossroads: How the Laity can Save the Church (Continuum, 2007)
  • The Liberation of the Laity: In Search of an Accountable Church (Continuum, 2003)


  • 8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Prayer
  • 9:35 a.m. Keynote Address
  • 10:15 a.m. Q&A
  • 10:45 a.m. Break
  • 11 a.m. Responses to Keynote
  • Noon: Lunch and Posthumous Tribute to Sr. Gallin, Former President, Association of CAtholic colleges & Universities
  • 1 p.m. Engaging Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Scholarship: A Faculty Panel
  • 2 p.m. Student Perspectives on Catholic Identity: A Student Panel
  • 3 p.m. Wine & Cheese Reception
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