Bill Ryan, S.J. will reflect on Jonathan Watts' Recent Book - "When a Billion Chinese Jump: Will it Knock the World Off its Axis?"

Date: 
Wed, 2014-03-26 19:00 - 21:00

 

A presentation by Bill Ryan, S.J. Phd on our future and the limits of nature, drawing on the book by Jonathan Watts. Peter Noteboom will respond.

Bill Ryan is a Jesuit priest and has a Phd in economics from Harvard University. He is the author of numerous publications, particularly on Catholic social teaching, globalization and interfaith dialogue. Bill was director of Social Affairs for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. He then moved to Washington, DC as founding Director of the Center of Concern. He returned to Canada to take up the position of Jesuit Provincial for English Canada. Later he was General Secretary at the CCCB. Bill works presently at the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice, a position he has held since 2007.

Peter Noteboom is the Deputy General Secretary at The Canadian Council of Churches where he helps to coordinate social justice activities of churches in Canada, and is a Senior Partner at Global Learning Partners, a worldwide education and consulting services firm. Peter worked in China and led the China-Europe Institute Management Centre at the Catholic University of Leuven in the 1980s. He recently refreshed his connections with China while serving as an election observer of the Taiwan Presidential Elections in 2012. He is keenly interested in the global challenge of climate change and the rising tide of unequal development.

This event is free. All are welcome. Lecture will take place in Classroom C, Regis College at 7:00pm on Wednesday, March 26. Seating is limited. Please pre-register by clicking here or calling 416-922-5474 x221.

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