The seventh annual International Symposium on Lasallian Research, which took place September 21-23, 2018 at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (SMUMN) Twin Cities campus, involved 126 participants, including professors, administrators, researchers and students from 11 countries.
Creative minds gathered to dialogue about the key characteristics or key areas that comprise the field of Lasallian research today; look beyond a study solely of the origins, tradition and heritage in Lasallian research; break open the possibilities for Lasallian research in the 21st century; and propose avenues or topics for future needed Lasallian research.
Three keynote presentations were featured at the symposium:
- “From Chaos to Ethical Clarity: The Quest for Lasallian Higher Education in Today’s Global Society,” delivered by Brother Louis DeThomasis, FSC, Ph.D., president emeritus of Saint Mary’s University.
- “Conversations on Cross Institution Research,” delivered by Carmelita Quebengco, AFSC, Ph.D., consultant to the president and chancellor emeritus at De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines.
- “Making Peace Possible: Grassroots Peacebuilding Leaders,” delivered by Brother Christian Diaz, FSC, Ed.D. ’18, principal of the Normal School in Gigante, Huila, Colombia.
The symposium is co-sponsored by Christian Brothers Conference.