David Woodside at the St. Gallen Symposium

by David Woodside This year, I was selected* to attend the 51st St. Gallen Symposium in St. Gallen, Switzerland as a Leader of Tomorrow through the Wings of Excellence Essay Competition. The St. Gallen Symposium brings together leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors at the University of St. Gallen to discuss the world’s […]

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Climate Change and the UN Call to Action

On Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 the IPED program, in partnership with Fordham Students for Environmental Awareness and Justice (SEAJ), had the honor to host ambassador Selwin Hart as the guest lecturer for the Climate Change and the UN Call to Action event. Selwin Hart is Assistant Secretary General for the UN Climate Action team and […]

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IPED Co-Hosts Nobel Laureate, Angus Deaton, at “The Health of Nations” Conference

On September 24th, 2020, the IPED program had the distinct honor of hosting Angus Deaton, 2015 Nobel laureate in economics and author of “The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality”, as the keynote speaker of the biennial conference “The Health of Nations”. Our co-hosts included CAPP-USA and America Media and sponsorship by The Joan […]

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Recap & Response: Knowingly Orchestrating Our Own Extinction

Guest Blogger: Rensi Pua, IPED ’20 On March 27, 2019, a group of experts on environmental issues convened for the Cassamarca Dinner Consultation to share their thoughts on the environment. Earlier that day, a more formal lecture was held to discuss the pressing matter of climate change. At the dinner, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Reverend John […]

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Cassamarca Lecture: The Pope and the United Nations on the Environment

by: Paul Michael ’20 and Patrick Fernandez ’20 Last March 27, faculty and students gathered at Flom Auditorium to hear Archishop Auza’s address about the environmental concerns that face the world in 2019. The Archbishop opened his lecture by explaining how the magnitude of environmental issues and its consequences for all of humanity means that […]

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