The Landregan Lecture brings to the University of Dallas campus nationally prominent figures, whose areas of expertise reflect 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.
Read a brief account of the first fourteen lectures in the series.
Lynch Auditorium - University of Dallas
Drawing on his breadth of experiences as a Trinitarian theologian and a U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, Dr. Miguel Diaz will highlight the call for Catholics to listen to the world's needs, to offer a wealth of Catholic resources for the benefit of all, and to welcome human diversity along with what is good, beautiful and truthful to advance the common good.
Miguel Humberto Díaz is an American theologian, university professor, diplomat and commentator who served as United States Ambassador to the Holy See from 8/2009 – 11/2012. He received his B.A. from St. Thomas University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Diaz has received several honorary doctorates while serving as ambassador.
Dr. Diaz is currently the University Professor of Faith and Culture, at the University of Dayton, Ohio. He previously worked with the Secretary of State's Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society on the Religion and Foreign Policy Working Group. Recently, he has been a much sought after consultant for national news media on Pope Benedict's resignation and the election of Pope Francis.
Dr. Diaz has a number of scholarly publications, including his book, "On Being Human: U.S. Hispanic and Rahnerian Perspectives" and "From the Heart of Our People: Explorations in Catholic Systematic Theology." He is currently working on a new book, "Building Bridges: God, Diplomacy, and the Common Good." His pieces have appeared in many popular magazines, including America magazine and U.S. Catholic.
Dr. Diaz is a member of the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA) and Past President of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS).
If so, plan to attend the annual School of Ministry Alumni Reunion immediately preceding the Landregan Lecture at 6:00 pm in the Upstairs Dining Room of the Haggar University Center. Join fellow alumni in fellowship as we recognize the winners of the Dei Verbum and Lumen Gentium distinguished alumni awards. Visit the SOM Alumni Reunion webpage for more information.
The Landregan Lecture Series brings to the University of Dallas campus nationally prominent figures, whose areas of expertise reflect 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.
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In 2012, the School of Ministry celebrated the fourteenth annual Landregan Lecture, which honors Steven T. Landregan, archivist, author, and former editor of the Texas Catholic. Previous speakers of the Landregan Lecture have included Rev. James Martin, S.J., Br. Guy Consolmagno Consolmagno, S.J., Dr. Barbara Reid, Amy-Jill Levine, Dr. Miguel Diaz, John Allen, Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, Joseph Martos, Rev. Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J., Archbishop Michael Sheehan, R. Scott Appleby, Toni Craven, and Robert Barron. Visit this page to view past lectures.