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Educating in a Time of HIV/AIDS

James F. Keenan, SJ

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Format: Lecture followed by Q&A

Length: 80 minutes

Moral theologian James F. Keenan, SJ, holds the Gasson Chair at Boston College. In this lecture he explains how two disciplines have had to rethink their conceptual framework in their attempt to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS: In public health, this means a greater focus on human rights, while in Catholic bioethics, there is a new emphasis on social justice. Urging better communication between these two disciplines, he also points to the need for a greater political will among the nations of the world to combat the disease effectively.

Keenan is introduced by T. Frank Kennedy, SJ, the director of the Jesuit Institute at Boston College.

Presenter(s): James F. Keenan, SJ

Date: March 30, 2005

Location: McGuinn Hall 121, Boston College

Sponsor(s): Theology Department; Gasson Chair

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/keenan1/

The information on this page is accurate as of March 2005