See our editors and contributors in person on your campus this coming academic year.
The Commonweal Speakers Program brings some of the American Catholic Church’s most popular writers and speakers to college campuses—at a greatly reduced cost to the presenting organization.
Upcoming Events — 2012–13 Academic Year
April 13th, 2013
Chestnut Hill College
April 23, 2013
May 19th, 2013
October 13th, 2013
Luke Timothy Johnson
(Availability subject to scheduling constraints.)
Associate Professor of Moral Theology, Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University.
Religion News Service (RNS).
Author of The Coming Catholic Church and The Rule of Benedict.
Political writer at the Washington Post.
Commonweal columnist. Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame.
|Luke Timothy Johnson
Professor of New Testament, Emory University. Author of Among the Gentiles and The Creed.
Former Managing Editor, Commonweal. Editor of Dorothy Day: Writings from Commonweal.
| Jack Miles
Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning God: A Biography and Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God.
Former New York Times columnist and Commonweal editor;
Author of A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America.
How the Program Works
In most cases, if your request to present a speaker is accepted, Commonweal’s program will be able to subsidize a significant part of the speaker's fee, and will also cover travel expenses required for the speaker to reach your campus. The presenting organization is responsible for any overnight accommodations, hospitality and meals, and local/airport travel. As a condition of offering a speaker on these terms, Commonweal asks to be identified in publicity and promotion for the event, and will also provide copies of the magazine and promotional materials that you will be asked to make available at the event itself.
We also ask that you consider ways in which you might arrange for a Commonweal speaker to meet with students over a meal, or in a classroom discussion setting.
How to Request a Speaker
Contact the Commonweal Speaker Program Coordinator, KeriLee Horan. She can answer any questions about the program and will facilitate communication and the arrangement of a date between you and your desired speaker(s).
The Commonweal Speakers Program is made possible thanks to a generous gift from James H. Duffy.