O’Brien will deliver the talk, "Catholic Education: Transforming Our Culture." A member of the Holy Cross faculty since 1969, O'Brien specializes in the history of American Catholicism and contemporary Catholic social and political thought.
In addition to countless articles, he is the author of the following books: American Catholics and Social Reform: The New Deal Years, The Renewal of American Catholicism, Renewing the Earth: Catholic Documents on Peace, Justice and Liberation, Faith and Friendship: Catholicism in the Diocese of Syracuse, 1886-1986, Public Catholicism, and Isaac Hecker.
O’Brien’s presentation is part of the Ann Buenger lecture series, which provides outstanding speakers each year for all Archdiocesan educators.
The lecture is sponsored by The Initiative for Catholic Schools, which provides a professional development program for Catholic elementary school educators through Xavier University’s center for excellence in education.