Planning Committee

Antonio AutieroAntonio Autiero (Germany)
Professor of Moral Theology, University of Münster

Autiero's activities are placed in the field of fundamental moral (ethical theories of the subject) and in the field of bioethics. 1997-2011 he was also director of the research center in religious and theological sciences at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler in Trent / Italy.

Agnes BrazalAgnes Brazal (Philippines)
Professor, St. Vincent School of Theology (SVST)
Mary Hill School of Theology

Agnes M. Brazal, a lay theologian, obtained her licentiate (1994) and doctorate (1998) in sacred theology at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Her research interests include feminist and migration theological ethics and methods of doing intercultural and postcolonial theologies.

 Emilce Cuda (Argentina)Emilce Cuda

 Research Professor, Faculty of Theology, Ponticial Catholic University of Argentina
 and Faculty of Philosophy, University of Buenos Aires (UBA)

 Emilce Cuda, Ph.D. in Moral Theology, specializing in social themes, centering on the relationship between theology and  politics in Latin American and the North-South dialogue.

Roman Globokar Roman Globokar (Slovenia)
 Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics, Theological Faculty, University of Ljubljana

 Roman Globokar studied at Gregorian University in Rome and received his doctorate in 2001. Currently he teaches  Introduction to Theological Ethics, Religious Ethics, Fundamental Theological Ethics and Bioethics.


Kristin HeyerKristin Heyer, Co-Chair (USA)
Professor, Theology Department
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA

Kristin Heyer is a lay, Catholic theological ethicist whose research interests include the ethics of immigration; Catholic political engagement; moral agency; ecclesiology and ethics; and social movements

Linda HoganLinda Hogan, Co-Chair (Ireland)
Professor of Ecumenics and Head of School,
Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin

Linda Hogan is a theological ethicist with with a specialisation in Christian social ethics, intercultural ethics, and the ethics of gender. Her current work is on the ethics of human rights. She became a Fellow of TCD in 2007.

James KeenanJames F. Keenan, Co-Chair (USA)
Founders Professor of Theological Ethics - Boston College 

Jim Keenan has been a Jesuit of the New York Province since 1970, and an ordained priest since 1982. His research interests are Fundamental moral theology; history of theological ethics; Thomas Aquinas; virtue ethics; HIV/AIDS; Genetics; Church Leadership Ethics.

Shaji KochutharaShaji George Kochuthara (India)

Head, Department of Moral Theology, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (DVK)

Shaji George Kochuthara has published The Concept of Sexual Pleasure in the Catholic Moral Tradition (Roma: Pontificia Università Gregoriana, 2007) and a few articles. He is the editor-in-chief of Asian Horizons: Dharmaram Journal of Theology and the Chairperson of the Institutional Ethical Review Board of St. John's Medical College, Bangalore.

Elias Omondi Opongo (Kenya)

Director of Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations, Nairobi, Kenya

Elias Omondi Opongo is a Jesuit priest from Kenya. He holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies from University of Bradford, UK and MA in International Peace Studies from University of Notre Dame, USA.

Displaying T Ross.jpgToni Ross (USA)

Associate Director of the Jesuit Institute at Boston College

Toni Ross joined the Theology Department at Boston College in 1993.


Andrea ViciniAndrea Vicini (Italy)
Associate Professor of Moral Theology, School of Theology and Ministry (STM) at Boston College

Andrea Vicini, S.J., M.D., is an Associate Professor of Moral Theology.  A practicing pediatrician, he received his Medical Degree and specialization in pediatrics from the University of Bologna (Bologna, Italy), a Bachelor in Theology from Centre Sèvres (Paris, France), a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology, a Ph.D. in Theological Ethics from Boston College, and a second doctorate in Sacred Theology at the Faculty of Theology of Southern Italy.  His research interests include: fundamental moral theology, biotechnologies, reproductive technologies, end of life issues, medical ethics, genetics, and environmental issues.

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