DSPT Events

2012 Convocation of the College of Fellows

Catholic Imagination and Contemporary Culture - Presentations at the Third Annual Convocation of the DSPT College of Fellows

Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas
Saturday, January 28

In the video: Introduction by Fr. Michael Sweeney, OP; Dean Delbecq's Opening Remarks - 6:45; Congressman Dan Lungren - 7:50; Hon. Ray Flynn - 29:35; Barbara Elliott - 52:05; Judge Noonan - 1:23:30.


During this year's convocation, four public presentations on the theme of "Catholic Imagination and Contemporary Culture" were delivered by Congressman Dan Lungren, Fmr. Ambassador Ray Flynn, Barbara Elliott and Judge John T. Noonan, Jr.

Other DSPT Fellows participating in this year's convocation included Gil Bailie, Velma Richmond, André Delbecq, Bob Flint, Ron Austin, Dana Gioia, and Kevin Starr.

Presentation by Dr. Barbara Elliot, DSPT Fellow


Presentation by Congressman Dan Lungren, DSPT Fellow


DSPT Fellows are Catholic men and women of eminence in diverse fields who have joined DSPT to engage society in a fruitful dialogue about Faith and culture. As part of their initial projects, each of the Fellows will deliver a presentation on Catholic imagination in the light of their vocation and life's work in relationship to the contemporary culture. The Fellows convene each year around the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Since the first convocation of the College of Fellows, the following Fellows have given their presentations on the topic: Kevin Starr, Velma Richmond, Ned Dolejsi, André Delbecq, Ron Hansen and Gil Bailie.

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