The Lin Great Speakers Series

The Lin Great Speakers Series is presented to the public as a community service. The lectures are made possible by an endowment established in memory of Shu-Chi Lin by his widow, Mrs. Chang Le-Chiao Lin, and their son, Vincent Lin, Ph.D., a St. Mary’s alumnus and former faculty member.

Each year, the Lin Great Speakers Series lecture is preceded by the Conference on Justice and Social Concerns, during which the campus community explores important social and justice issues affecting society.

This year’s theme will be sponsored by the Center for Catholic Studies.

A Conversation on Race, Equality and Equity

This conversation provided insight into the concepts of race, equality and equity and discuss systematic barriers impacting underrepresented groups and strategies on how to overcome these challenges and share insights on how Catholic Universities can reflect anti-racist institutions.


  • Jonathan Butler, Esq., Equity Manager for the City of San Antonio
  • Tiffany Galvin Green, Ph.D., Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at John Carroll University
  • Christopher Whitt, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Creighton University

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Past Speakers

Upcoming Speaker

Interfaith Friend, Interfaith Kin: Reflections on Fratelli Tutti
Wednesday, Feb. 23
7 p.m.
University Center, Conference Room A and Foyer

  • Speaker

    Rita George-Trvrtković, Ph.D.

    Rita George-Tvrtković earned her Ph.D. in theology (history of Christianity) from the University of Notre Dame. She is currently a professor of theology at Benedictine University in suburban Chicago, where she specializes in medieval Christian-Muslim relations and contemporary interreligious dialogue. Her books include A Christian Pilgrim in Medieval Iraq: Riccoldo da Montecroce’s Encounter with Islam; Nicholas of Cusa and Islam: Polemic and Dialogue in the Late Middle Ages (co-edited); and Christians, Muslims, and Mary: A History.

    Her articles have appeared in Theological Studies, Catholic Historical Review, Journal of Jesuit Studies, Medieval Encounters, and America magazine. A former associate director of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, she was recently appointed by Pope Francis to be a consultor for the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

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