Landregan Lecture Series

18th Annual Landregan Lecture: "In the Company of the Poor" 

Join us! Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.
Location: DFW Airport Marriott Hotel, Grand Ballroom 
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United in celebration with the Southern Dominican Province on the occasion of their 800th anniversary, the 18th Annual Landregan Lecture will feature three extraordinary individuals: Fr. Bruno Cadoré, O.P., Master of the Order of Preachers, Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P., noted theologian who is widely known as the "father of liberation theology," and Dr. Paul Farmer, the internationally recognized humanitarian physician and co-founder of Partners in Health. The program will be moderated by Sr. Barbara Reid, O.P., Dean at the Catholic Theological Union. 

The conversation will be based on the best-selling book In the Company of the Poor, which was co-authored by Dr. Farmer and Fr. Gustavo with a preface by Fr. Bruno, and all conference attendees will be given a copy of the book. This lecture is open to the wider Dallas community; All are welcome.

Keynote Speakers 

Bruno Cadoré, O.P.

Fr. Bruno Cadoré was born in France and trained as a medical doctor prior to entering the Domicans in 1979. After his first profession in 1980, he spent two years in Haiti before beginning his Dominican studies. He was ordained a priest in 1986 and served as Master of Students for seven years. In 1992, he received his doctorate in moral theology with a specialization in the field of bioethics. He was a professor of biomedical ethics at the Catholic University of Lille while directing the Centre for Medical Ethics. He also served on the Aids Council of France from 2008 to 2010.

Prior to being elected as the Master of the Order, he served as Prior Provincial of the Province of France from 2002 to 2010. Fr. Bruno travels the world meeting with all branches of the Order--friars, nuns, sisters and laity--building the unity of the Order, learning about the work and ministries of the Order, and reminding the worldwide Dominican community that the holy preaching must give priority to the poor. 

Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P.

Fr. Gustavo is a Peruvian theologian and member of the Order of Preachers. He has dedicated his life to eliminating poverty and injustice through service and scholarship. He is most well known for his foundational work in Latin American liberation theology. He is the author of numerous books including A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics, Salvation, We Drink from our own Wells: The Spiritual Journey of a People, On Job: God-Talk and the Suffering of the Innocent, and Las Casas: In Search of the Poor of Jesus Christ.

Alongside Cardinal Muller, Fr. Gustavo co-authored On the Side of the Poor: The Theology of Liberation, published in 2015. 

Fr. Gustavo holds a B.S. in Medicine from the National University in Lima, Peru and the S.T.L. and Ph.D. from Universite Catholique de Lyon. He has been a principal professor at the Pontifical University of Peru, and has been a visiting professor at many major universities in North America and Europe. He is currently the John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame and divides his time between his scholarly work and teaching at Notre Dame and his service to the poor at his parish in Lima, Peru. 

Paul Farmer, MD, Ph.D.

Medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to improving health care for the world's poorest people. He is the co-founder of internationallly recognized non-profit organization, Partners in Health (PIH), whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care in resource-poor settings around the world. 

Dr. Farmer holds an M.D. and Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he is the Kolokotrones University Professor and the Chair of the Department of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. Dr. Farmer serves as the United Nations Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Community Based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti.

Dr. Farmer has written extensively on health, human rights and the consequences of social inequality. His numerous books include Reimagining Global Health: An Introduction, Haiti After the Earthquake, Pathologies of Power: Health, Human RightsThe New War on the Poor and The Uses of Haiti, Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues, and AIDS and Accusation


Bruno Cadore

Bruno Cadoré, O.P.

gustavo gutierrez

Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P.

Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer, MD, Ph.D.

The Landregan Endowment 

We invite you to join us as we work towards establishing a Landregan Lecture Series Endowment. By endowing the Landregan Lecture, this standing-room-only series will live into perpetuity. Gifts of any size, annual or one-time, are welcome as they lead us one step closer to our goal. Contributions to the Landregan Endowment can be made online at landreganlecture. Thank you for your support.

Lead by example. Serve the Church.

The Landregan Lecture brings to the University of Dallas campus nationally prominent figures, whose area of expertise reflects the many interests that have animated University of Dallas alumnus Steven T. Landregan throughout his long, distinguished, and continuing career of service to the Catholic Church in North Texas as archivist, author, and former editor of the Texas Catholic

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