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The Joseph J. Naples ’41 Conversations in Christ & Culture Lecture Series presents Peter Phan, PhD, inaugural holder of the Ignacio Ellacuria Chair of Catholic Social Thought at Georgetown University. Phan is the founding director of the Graduate Studies Program in Theology and Religious Studies. He has earned three doctorates: doctor of sacred theology from the Universitas Pontificia Salesiana, Rome and doctor of philosophy and doctor of divinity from the University of London. In 2010, he was awarded the John Courtney Murray Award, the highest honor given by the Catholic Theological Society of America, for outstanding achievements in theology. His publications in theology are wide-ranging. Phan’s lecture, “Vatican II and the Asian Catholic Churches: Reception, Renewal, Revival”, will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information contact Philip Reed PhD, at or 716-888-2609.

Submitted by: Rosemary Evans, admin. associate, religious studies