Benedictine University's eighth annual Faith and Reason Symposium presents:

"And a Little Child Will Lead Them." Faith, Reason and Children: Issues in Global Child Welfare.

Friday, April 17, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Brick Hall, Room 112

Sponsored by: The Center for Mission and Identity and the Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies.

For more information, contact Jean-Marie Kauth at or (630) 829-6272, or John Kloos 
at or (630) 829-6265.


James Garbarino, Ph.D., Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology and founding director of Loyola University Chicago's Center for the Human Rights of Children.

As advisor and consultant on a wide range of national child development, mental health and abuse prevention issues, Garbarino has received numerous awards for his efforts advocating for some of the world’s most vulnerable children. He has undertaken missions for UNICEF to assess the impact of the Gulf War on children in Kuwait and Iraq, served as a consultant for programs serving Vietnamese, Bosnian and Croatian child refugees, and has been called to testify as a scientific expert witness in criminal and civil cases involving issues of violence and children. He has edited and authored dozens of books on children including “Children and the Dark Side of Human Experience,” “Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We can Save Them” and “No Place to Be a Child: Growing Up in a War Zone.” His newest book, “I Listen to Killers: Reflections on 20 Years as an Expert Psychological Witness in Murder Cases,” was released in February.

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Schedule of Events
9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Panel 1
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Luncheon  Keynote with James Garbarino, Ph.D.
"Human Rights of The Child"
1:30 - 4:00 p.m. Panel 2

Jean-Marie Kauth, Ph.D., associate professor of Humanities

Christine Fletcher, Ph.D., associate professor of Theology

Georgeen Polyak, Ph.D., program director and chair of the Master of Public Health program

Robin Rylaarsdam, Ph.D.,  professor of Biological Sciences

Tammy Sarver, Ph.D., professor of Political Science

Robert Rebman, adjunct faculty member in the Department of Undergraduate Business 

Joyce Jeewek, Ed.D., associate professor of Elementary Education