Signature events rescheduled for next academic year

Author: Kevin Fye

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Originally scheduled for the spring semester, plans are underway to present a number of important Klau Center events designed to address the 2019-20 signature theme on the death penalty.  Programming now targeted for the 2020-21 year include:

Sister Helenprejean
Sr. Helen Prejean
  • Public lecture by Sr. Helen Prejean, longtime activist, national chairperson of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, and author of “Dead Man Walking,” a powerful eyewitness account that sparked international debate.
  • The Klau Center Experts’ Roundtable on the death penalty, bringing together leading academics and practitioners from Catholic universities across the country, to investigate innovative ways to educate about the death penalty.
  • Public lecture by Richard Dieter, former director of the Death Penalty Information Center in Washington, DC, and a leading voice in the area of human rights and the death penalty.

Annual themes at the Klau Center provide an opportunity to focus on issues from multiple perspectives, allowing students, faculty, and visiting experts to converge around significant questions related to human dignity.