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Discussion on the History and Future of Vatican Diplomacy

October 21, 2011

  • Keynote address by John O’Sullivan, author of The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister, former speechwriter for Margaret Thatcher and currently the Executive Director of Radio Free Europe
Participants to include:
  • Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C.
  • John J. DeGioia, President, Georgetown University
  • Joe Grieboski, Founder and Chairman, The Institute on Religion and Public Policy
  • R. James Nicholson, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See and Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • Carol Lancaster, Dean, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
  • L. Francis Rooney III, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See
  • Fred Ryan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
WHAT: Academic symposium will honor President Reagan's 1984 establishment of diplomatic relations with the Holy See. The Reagan Foundation will host a special Centennial program examining and discussing "The History and Future of Vatican Diplomacy." The Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C., two former U.S. Ambassadors to the Holy See, the Dean of Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, the author of "The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister" and leadership from the Institute of Religion and Public Policy will examine and discuss how Vatican diplomacy has evolved into a critical component of U.S.-global diplomacy.

Tuesday, October 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Gaston Hall (Third Floor of Healy Hall)
Georgetown University
3700 O St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20057


Georgetown University Office of the President

Media interested in attending must RSVP to Rachel Pugh at 202-687-4328 or Press will need to present valid credentials on campus.

Rachel M Pugh


Georgetown University37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington D.C. 20057(202) 687.0100

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