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Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies delivers lecture on Sunday, March 30th

Loyola announcement - March 20, 2003

Loyola University New Orleans Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies James Gaffney, S.T.D., will deliver the spring Yamauchi lecture Sunday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall. The lecture titled “Just War: The Catholic Contribution to International Law” is free and open to the public.

Gaffney became Professor Emeritus of Ethics in 1999 after 22 years on Loyola religious studies faculty. Since that time, he has served as visiting professor of ethics at the University of Iowa and taught a number of courses at Loyola University. He received a doctorate from the Gregorian University in Rome and holds master’s degrees in psychology and African studies. He has had visiting faculty positions in Europe, Africa and Latin America as well as American universities. Gaffney has authored 10 books, edited one, and contributed to five others, and he has published over 100 articles in various journals. His scholarly interests embrace all aspects of ethics—historical and current, philosophical and religious, theoretical and applied. In recent years, he has paid special attention to environmental ethics and to moral concerns raised by U.S. foreign policy.

The Yamauchi Lectures in Religion series was begun in 1985 in memory of the Rev. H. James Yamauchi, S.J., former chair of the Department of Religious Studies who taught at Loyola University New Orleans from 1956 to 1966. Yamauchi was known for his effective communication of knowledge about religion to the New Orleans community, and this lecture series seeks to perpetuate his work by bringing the results of religious scholarship to a wider audience.

For more information, contact the Department of Religious Studies at 865-3943.