Gonzaga president to speak on "Healing the Culture"

by Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Robert Spitzer, S.J., president of Gonzaga University, will give two lectures March 1 (Monday) at the University of Notre Dame. He will speak on “Healing the Culture: The Role of the Law” at 4 p.m. in the Law School Courtroom, and he will speak on “Restoring the Culture: Life and the Pursuit of Happiness” at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies.p. Father Spitzer, who has been president of Gonzaga since 1998, writes and lectures on a wide variety of subjects, including leadership, ethics, metaphysics, the ontology of physics, and higher education. He also is the author of two books, “The Spirit of Leadership: Optimizing Creativity and Change in Organizations” and “Healing the Culture: A Commonsense Philosophy of Happiness, Freedom, and the Life Issues.”

A third book, “New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of Late Twentieth Century Philosophy and Physics,” is forthcoming.

Father Spitzer’s lectures are sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Culture, the Center for Social Concerns, and several student groups.

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