Life Lunch with Prof. Clemens Sedmak


Coffeehouse, Geddes Hall

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Enacting Human Dignity

Enjoy a free lunch and seminar-style conversation with Clemens Sedmak, professor of Social Ethics in the Keough School of Global Affairs and concurrent professor at Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns. Sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life.

Born in Austria in 1971, Clemens Sedmak has undertaken studies in philosophy, theology, social theory and development theory at the University of Innsbruck, the ETH Zurich, at Maryknoll (New York) and the University of Linz. After having completed doctorates in philosophy, theology and social theory, Clemens Sedmak spent two years in Chicago as a research fellow and took up a Chair for Epistemology and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Salzburg in 2001, a position he held till 2005 when he came to King's College London as FD Maurice Professor for Moral Theology and Social Theology. Since 2005, Clemens Sedmak has been Director of the Center for Ethics and Poverty Research at the University of Salzburg, and since 2008 President of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Social Ethics in Salzburg. Clemens Sedmak has been visiting professor at the Jomo Kenyatta University in Nairobi, at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, at the University of Jena in Germany, the Vienna Business University, and at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Clemens Sedmak is married with three children.

Lunch is free but you must register.


Interested in our content? We're launching our first 6-week online STEP course, Pro-Life Ethics in a Throwaway Culture, February 24, 2020. This introduces participants to the concept of a throw-away culture and provides a framework that allows connections to be made between various life issues and the consistent cultural commodification of others.

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