Muench Lecture Series Presents Carolyn Yauyan Woo
Dr. Carolyn Yauyan Woo, former president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, will be the inaugural speaker of the new Donald L. and Marilyn B. Muench "Faith in Action" Series.
Date: October 29, 2019 - October 29, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Cleary Family Auditorium, Kearney Hall
Dr. Carolyn Yauyan Woo, former president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States, will be the inaugural speaker of St. John Fisher College's new speaking series, “Donald L. and Marilyn B. Muench 'Faith in Action' Series.” Her talk is entitled, “Faith in Action: A Tale of God, Neighbor, Self.” The lecture is free and open to the public.
Woo is the Distinguished President's Fellow for Global Development at Purdue University. As a national expert in ethics education and research, she has described her vocation as bringing God's work into action, “When Pope Francis talks about the social gospel [it] means you can't turn a blind eye on the poor. What greater thing can you do than bring God's results to people?”
In recognition of her work, Woo was selected as one of 40 Young Leaders of American Academe by Change Magazine and named one of the 500 Most Powerful people on the planet in by Foreign Policy. In addition, she was one of the five presenters in Rome at the release of Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment in 2015.
The Donald L. and Marilyn B. Muench "Faith in Action" Lecture Series was created to honor the legacy and heritage of the College's founding Basilian Fathers. Lectures will explore the myriad ways that this tradition influences our culture and applies to our actions for positive good in our present times. The series is named in honor of long-time professor, and Fisher alumnus, Dr. Donald Muench. Dr. Muench is a member of the College's Pioneer Class, the Class of 1955.