13th Annual Borromean Lecture Nov. 22
St. Charles is proud to announce that the 13th annual Borromean Lecture on Friday, November 22, 2013, will feature Dr. Allan E. Goodman. He is the President of the Institute of International Education, the leading not-for-profit organization in the field of international educational exchange and development training. Dr. Goodman will appear at a noon luncheon in the Robert C. Walter Student Commons which will be attended by business, civic, school, and church officials as well as the entire St. Charles student body, faculty and staff.
Dr. Goodman shared this preview into the nature of his comments to the group on the 22nd: Why make international a part of your education? And what is there about the world beyond Columbus that summons you? You will become leaders in a time of perhaps unprecedented complexity and uncertainty. And for the first time, Americans are being called upon to know as much about the world as the world knows about us. Knowing and experiencing the world we share is not a new prescription but it is still a very small part of higher education today. He will explore why it is so important and how it can be transformative.
The Borromean Lecture series was established in 2000 to honor the school’s patron, St. Charles Borromeo. It establishes a forum at St. Charles to annually attract to campus a speaker of national renown on the topics of morals and ethics in society, business, and government.
The Institute of International Education conducts research on international academic mobility and administers the Fulbright program sponsored by the United States Department of State, as well as over 250 other corporate, government and privately-sponsored programs. Since its founding in 1919, the Institute has also rescued scholars threatened by war, terrorism, and repression. Rescued scholars and other alumni of Institute-administered programs have won 68 Nobel Prizes.
Speaker’s personal background: Previously, Dr. Goodman was Executive Dean of the School of Foreign Service and Professor at Georgetown University. He is the author of books on international affairs published by Harvard, Princeton and Yale University presses. He served as Presidential Briefing Coordinator for the Director of Central Intelligence in the Carter Administration. Subsequently, he was the first American professor to lecture at the Foreign Affairs College of Beijing, helped create the first U.S. academic exchange program with the Moscow Diplomatic Academy for the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, and developed the diplomatic training program of the Foreign Ministry of Vietnam.
Dr. Goodman has served as a consultant to Ford Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the United States Information Agency, and IBM. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a founding member of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), Co-President of the Partner University Fund (PUF) Grant Review Committee, and a member of the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program and the Jefferson Scholarship selection panels. He also serves on the Council for Higher Education Accreditation International Quality Group Advisory Council and the Board of Trustees of the Education Above All Foundation.
Dr. Goodman has a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard, an M.P.A. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and a B.S. from Northwestern University. He also holds honorary degrees from Chatham, Susquehanna, and Toyota Universities; Dickinson, Middlebury, Mount Ida, and Ramapo colleges; and The State University of New York. He has received awards from Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, South Florida, and Tufts universities, and the Légion d’honneur from France. He was awarded the inaugural Gilbert Medal for Internationalization by Universitas 21 in May 2012.
Event background: The inaugural presentation in the Borromean series was delivered by Michael Novak, a nationally known theologian and former U.S. Ambassador. Since then, the school has been privileged to welcome Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., an internationally-known author and lecturer; Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, Ph.D., D.D, Archbishop of Washington, D.C. and world-renowned human rights activist; Joel I. Klein, the Chancellor of N.Y. City Schools; F. Russell Hittinger, Ph.D., Warren Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of Tulsa College of Law; Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations; Father John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame; Carl A. Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus; Rev. Robert F. O’Toole, S.J., S.S.D, President of the Gregorian University Foundation; Father Jeffrey von Arx, S.J., President of Fairfield University, Mr. William McGurn, Vice President at News Corporation, and Dr. John Garvey, President of The Catholic University of America.
The lecture series was launched through the initiative and support of 1961 St. Charles alumnus, Robert L. Dilenschneider, a nationally-known public relations executive and author who works and lives in New York City. He is the founder and principal of The Dilenschneider Group, a public relations and communications consulting firm. He is a former CEO of Hill and Knowlton, Inc., a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the International Public Relations Association and a Fellow to the International Association of Business Communicators.