2013 Schedule

10:00 am Keynote Address - Cook Auditorium»

11:00 am • First Set of Panels
Faith in the Academic Setting»
Religion and the Law: Lawyering for the Common Good»
Healthcare and Social Value»
Faith and the Environment: Christianity's Vision for Environmental Stewardship»
Microfinance and Economic Development»

12:00 pm • Second Set of Panels
Business and Social Value: Social Enterprise or Corporate Responsibility?»
Faith and Education: What's the Point of Learning?»

The Church and Social Justice»
Faith and Clinical Practice»

1:00 pm Lunch (PepsiCo Dining Room)»

2:00 pm Student Performances (Stell Hall)»

2:30 pm • Third Set of Panels
Entrepreneurship and Cross-Cultural Ministry»
Faith and Social Action: Addressing Poverty and Injustice»
Which Path? A Conversation about Vocational Discernment»
Alumni Internship Presentation»

3:30 pm Networking Mixer (Stell Hall)»

after 5:00 pm Alumni Reunions (off-campus)»

The keynote address will feature presentations by President Carol Folt and Frank Young, MD PhD, former Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5

In our modern world faith and reason are often considered to be at odds, as if occupying opposite poles on a single axis, or as simply unrelated. As the popular atheist writer Richard Dawkins puts it: “faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.” Faith is often relegated to the realm of private experience whereas reason belongs to the objective world of scientific study. In a cultural milieu influenced by these assumptions, the very idea of integrating faith and scholarship may seem contradictory. In this panel, participants will discuss the relationship between faith and reason and share how faith informs their vision for scholarship in the modern academy. They will also discuss how faith and reason come together to influence vocation, and how this vision can animate a collegiate environment and produce service-minded leaders.

Moderator: 
Michael Wooten, Director of Residential Education, Dartmouth College
Panelists: 
Randall Balmer, Chair, Department of Religion, Dartmouth College
Charlotte Johnson, Dean of the College, Dartmouth College
Lindsay Whaley, Interim Vice Provost, Dartmouth College

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Moderator:
Charlie Clark D’11, Former Editor-in-Chief, The Dartmouth Apologia
Panelists:
Noel J. Augustyn D’68, Assistant Director, Administrative Office of the United States Courts
Stephen F. Smith D’88, Director, Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame

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What counts as social value in medicine? The bewildering collection of clinics, hospital beds, administration, payers and third parties, creates a complex matrix in which the hoped-for outcomes are not always clear. What counts as success at the end of the day? In this panel, physicians will look at the clinical side of this question from a Christian perspective that values the whole person, and the organizational side of the question from a Christian perspective that values execution.

Moderator:
Caitlin Edgar GR’13, MS Candidate, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Panelists:
Frank Young, MD PhD, Former Commissioner, US Food and Drug Administration
Rev. Myles N. Sheehan, SJ MD D’78 DMS’81, Provincial, New England Province of Jesuits

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Ever since Lynn White delivered his famous lecture “The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis,” which laid the blame for contemporary environmental degradation at Christianity’s doorstep, scholars have attempted to understand the nuances of the intersection between Christianity and environmentalism. A rising generation of Christian scholars have, pace White, found in Christianity rich theological resources for environmental stewardship, and many sociologists have noted that the environment has begun to occupy the political attention of the next generation of evangelicals. In this panel we will explore the theological vision that Christianity presents for environmental stewardship.

Interviewer:
Peter Blair D’12, Founding Editor-in-Chief, Fare Forward
Guest:
Matthew Anderson D’99, Director, National Religious Partnership for the Environment

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Moderator:
Chenae L. White TU’13, Chair, Association of Christian Tuck Students
Panelists:
David B. Allman D’76, Owner & Chairman, Regent Partners
Kadita “A.T.” Tshibaka D’70 TU’71, Former CEO, Opportunity International

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Over the past decade we’ve seen the unprecedented growth of “social enterprises,” business ventures launched with a social bottom-line. This emerging emphasis tends to focus our hopes for social reform on the new world of social enterprise, rather than the old world of Wall Street finance. But social enterprise is not the only way to create social value, and indeed, successful social enterprise often depends on the personal and financial resources of profit-driven companies. At its foundation, what does it look like to produce social value in business? How does faith help us to see that success and social value are two sides of the same coin?

Moderator:
Catalina Gorla D’09, Program Manager of Innovations, The Dartmouth Center for Healthcare Delivery Science
Panelists:
Jonathan Crane D’71, Former Executive Vice President, MCI Inc.
Luanne Zurlo D’87, Founder & President, Worldfund

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Education plays a fundamental role in shaping us and in carving out the paths that our lives follow. It influences what we think is worth living for and it trains the next generation of leaders. But how do we become educated? Is there a particular goal to formal education? Is religious belief part of education or something that should be kept distinct? In this panel, we will discuss how the Christian faith informs our view of learning, knowledge, and education.

Moderator:
Christopher Ryan, SJ D’04
Panelists: 
Ingrid Gustavson Hill D’82, History Teacher, Boston Trinity Academy
John A. Murray ADV’95, Headmaster, Fourth Presbyterian School, Potomac, MD
Jennifer Wan D’00, English Teacher, Boston Trinity Academy

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Since her very beginnings, the church has been a powerful force for social change. Drawing upon the theology, worship, and practice of the early church, Christians founded the first hospitals and orphanages in Rome. This legacy lives on today in the multitude of service organizations that draw upon the Christian faith and the many missions trips commissioned by churches each year. The church, however, is far from simply a social group. It exists primarily for the worship of God. What is the relationship between worship and service in the church? When does the church become too consumed with one over the other?

Moderator:
Rev. Richard Crocker, Chaplain, Dartmouth College
Panelists:
Randall Balmer, Chair, Department of Religion, Dartmouth College
Susan Conroy D’87, Author, Translator, TV Host
Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld D’83, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire

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Moderator:
Alexandra Krieg
Panelists:
Ralph W. Aye, MD D’72
Rev. Myles N. Sheehan, SJ MD D’78 DMS’81

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All Conference attendees are invited to join us for lunch. A plated lunch will be served in PepsiCo Dining Room, and a Boloco burrito bar will be available downstairs in Fischer Lounge (outside Rosenwald Classroom). We encourage you to use this time to form relationships with panelists, alumni, and students.
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X.ado, Dartmouth’s Christian A Cappella group, will present several songs, and Joshua Echebiri D’14 will give a spoken word performance.
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In recent years a movement of entrepreneurs have launch businesses around the world to foster spiritually-vibrant communities in places of economic, social, and spiritual need. These businesses seek to be authentic expressions of God’s love in their cultural context, which can mean understanding faith, work, and ministry in new ways. Businesses that pursue this holistic mission are producing great good in their communities, but not without challenges. In this panel, we will hear from a veteran entrepreneurs who has launched ministry-minded companies around the world.

Interviewer:
Scott Keenan TU’14
Guest:
David Stone D’79, Founder & President, First Rate

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We frequently hear of suffering in the developing world, from famine to earthquakes to the AIDS epidemic. Many organizations, both faith-based and secular, exist to address these problems. However, some question the effectiveness of development and aid programs. As we attempt to solve the issues we see, is it possible to create even larger problems? As Dr. John Perkins writes, “by focusing on symptoms [of poverty] rather than on the underlying disease, we are often hurting the very people we are trying to help… as followers of Jesus Christ, we simply must do better.” What, then, should a Christian do to understand the causes of poverty and fulfill Christ’s calling to aid the poor? Panelists will consider these questions and share a vision of service that takes the whole person, and whole community, into account.

Moderator:
Richard Lopez ‘GR, PhD Candidate, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Panelists:
Susan Conroy D’87, Author, Translator, TV Host
Rev. Myles N. Sheehan, SJ D’78 DMS’81, Provincial, New England Province of Jesuits
Kadita “A.T.” Tshibaka, Former CEO, Opportunity International

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As graduation nears, many students dread the question: “what are you doing next?” Many students feel that they must discern the “right path” among a dizzying array of disparate employment opportunities in an unpredictable job market. Historically, Christians have sought guidance through an understanding of God’s calling, or vocation. But how should we understand vocation today? And how do we go about discerning our callings in life? In this panel, Andrew Schuman will interview Frank Young about how his journey has unfolded – a path that led him through medicine, academia, government, pastoral ministry, and business.

Interviewer:
Andrew Schuman D’10, Founding Editor-in-Chief, Dartmouth Apologia
Guest:
Frank Young, MD PhD, Former Commissioner, US Food & Drug Administration

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Moderator:
Bethany Mills D’10
Presenters:
Ralph W. Aye, MD D’72, Former Chief of Surgery, Swedish Medical Center
Hannah Seulgee Jung D’15
Yichuan Wang D’14

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All Conference attendees are invited to join us for refreshments and a time of networking.
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Several Dartmouth ministries – Aquinas House, Dartmouth Area Christian Fellowship, Navigators, and Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) – will be hosting reunions for their alumni. Click here for more details, and please RSVP on the conference registration form.
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