Upcoming Events

Perspectives on Europe 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 // 6:00 p.m. reception // 6:30 p.m. lecture
Free Admission
Main Campus - Parmer Hall - Atrium (reception) and Parmer 108 (lecture)

Claire Roederer, Marketing Professor at EM Strasbourg, will join us to discuss 'Perspectives on Europe.' 
Click here for event flyer.


Past Events

Paycheck to Paycheck 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 // 7:00 p.m. // Free Admission
Main Campus - Fine Arts Building - Martin Recital Hall

The Brennan School of Business' Center for Global Peace Through Commerce, in partnership with Prevail, an Oak Park-based agency providing emergency assistance and referrals to individuals and families in financial crisis, is presenting a program on the millinos of working Americans living on the financial edge. The event will include a screening of Oprah Winfrey's Paycheck to Paycheck Town Hall, a discussion of Maria Shriver's HBO documentary The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert, and a panel discussion featuring Kathleen Odell, a co-director of the Center for Global Peace Through Commerce; Jack Lesniewski, assistant professor in the Graduate School of Social Work; and Dan Lesser, director of economic justice at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law. 

For more information, call 708-524-6810.

City by the Lake: The Health and Welfare of Chicago's Water Resources

Co-sponsored with the Siena Center.

Thursday, April 4, 2013 // 7:00 p.m. // Free Admission
Priory Campus, Room 263

What is the good news and the bad news about the water systems we depend on in our own area of the world? Nancy C. Tuchman, PhD, is Vice Provost and Professor of Biology at Loyola University Chicago.

Water: Sustainability, Climate Change and Future Conflicts

Supported by the U.S. Institute of Peace Public Education for Peace building Support initiative Co-sponsored with the Siena Center.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 // 7:00 p.m. // Free Admission
Priory Campus Auditorium

Water resources are projected to become further strained in the future due to population growth and the effects of climate change. There is increasing concern by many international entities that future conflicts will be fought over water rights. This lecture will focus on water resource stressors and areas of the world where future potential conflicts could arise due to diminishing water supplies. Gerald Gulley, PhD, is a Full Professor of Physics at Dominican University.

Islam in America

Co-sponsored with the Interfaith Cooperation Committee.

Thursday, January 31, 2013  // 2:15 p.m.  // Social Hall, Main Campus

A panel of Dominican University Muslim students and faculty discussed their personal experiences and posed questions for the Dominican University to consider about Islam in America.

Panelists included Abdulrahman Alkali, Mohamed Askar, Anela Beslagic, Aly Drame, Riham Mataria, Khalid Razaki.

View the video recording of the discussion.

Elections, Economics, and Ethics

Co-sponsored with the Siena CenterMonday, October 22, 2012  // 7:00 p.m.  // Auditorium, Priory Campus
Admission is $10 – DU students, faculty and staff admitted free

In an election where surprisingly little is said about the Christian approach to economic life, it’s helpful to reflect on what religious faith means for economic life and policy today. Dan Finn, PhD, professor of theology and Clemens Professor of Economics and the Liberal Arts at St. John’s University, examined some of the basic elements of Catholic social thought and develop their implications today for such issues as just taxation, health care, assistance to the poor, and care for the environment. Finn is the editor of The Moral Dynamics of Economic Life(Oxford, 2012) and The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life(Oxford, 2010). Dominican University’s own professor of economics, L. Peter Alonzi, PhD, offered a response.

Election 2012: Voting Beyond the Water's Edge

Co-sponsored with the Siena Center

Tuesday, October 2, 2012  // 7:00 p.m. // Auditorium, Priory Campus
Admission is $10 – DU students, faculty and staff admitted free

Despite its outsized impact around the world, U.S. foreign policy rarely gets the attention it deserves in elections. Will the foreign policies of the presidential candidates enhance or undermine the ability of the United States to be a force for peace, development and human rights around the world? Are their policies consistent with Catholic social teaching? Gerard Powers, PhD, professor of Catholic peace building at the University of Notre Dame discussed these urgent questions.

Capitalist Peace Symposium

September 19, 2012

The Center for Global Peace through Commerce hosted its "Capitalist Peace" symposium on September 19, 2012. Speakers Patrick McDonald of University of Texas, Rafael Reuveny of Indiana University, and Quan Li of Texas A&M University discussed the power of the international economy to affect global war and peace. Professor Carol Tallarico of the Brennan School moderated the event.

Video recordings

Quan Li - Full Talk
Patrick McDonald - Full Talk
Rafael Reuveny - Full Talk

Q&A Session
Capitalism and Nations Without Strong Institutions
If Free Trade Promotes Peace, How Do We Promote Free Trade?
Can Capitalism Ease Middle East Tensions?
Future Research - Patrick J. McDonald
Future Research - Quan Li
Future Research - Rafael Reuveny