Doyle Symposia

Each year, the Doyle Annual Symposium brings together students, faculty, and staff across campus for conversation and community. Hosted by the Berkley Center and CNDLS, this event provides a unique opportunity to bring scholars together, from distinguished guests such as the Peace Corps Director to alumni and current students working on diversity-related issues.


Teaching and Learning for Reconciliation:

The 2018 Doyle Engaging Difference Symposium

March 16, 2018 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Social Room, Healey Family Student Center

In 2016, Arturo Sosa, S.J., superior general of the Society of Jesus, named reconciliation as a top priority for Jesuits, stating that reconciliation requires that we “strive for reconciliation between human beings, reconciliation with God and reconciliation with the created world.” As a community of scholars, students, and staff, we continue to address reconciliation related to both historic and current events through Georgetown’s Catholic and Jesuit mission. This difficult work requires open and frank dialogue on sensitive and challenging topics. The Doyle Program aims to foster and support these conversations across campus.

This year’s Doyle Engaging Difference Symposium will bring together Jesuits, students, faculty, and staff at Georgetown to explore the task of putting reconciliation to work on our campus and in our world. Discussion will be centered on the following questions: How does the pursuit of a just society shape our academic mission? How do our teaching, learning, and research give voice to the mission of reconciliation? How can we mobilize our community’s diverse resources as we strive for peace and equity at Georgetown and beyond? Join us for a panel discussion followed by an audience conversation.

Lunch will be served.

Featuring panelists:

  • Dr. Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer, moderator
  • Deirdre Jonese Austin (SFS’19)
  • Fr. Ludovic Lado, S.J
  • Dr. Cheryl Suzack
  • Andrew Walker (SFS’16)

Past Symposia

“Dialogue for Engaging Across Difference”
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“Engaging Diversity, Building Peace, Changing Communities”
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“It is Not Enough to Refrain from Injustice”
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“Engaging Difference to Make a Difference in Curriculum Diversity Goals”
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“Liberal Education in the 21st Century and Georgetown’s Jesuit Roots”
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“Cultivating Empathy and Engaging Diversity Productively”
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“Integrating Diversity into Higher Education Curriculum”
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“Diversity in the Professional World”
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