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The Bannan Institute of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education will collaboratively lead faculty, staff, administrators, and students in advancing the Jesuit, Catholic vocation of Santa Clara University as a transformative social force, a proyecto social, building a more humane, just, and sustainable world.


To realize its vision, the Bannan Institute will convene three strategic platforms:



Quarterly public lectures with thought leaders from a wide range of academic disciplines will further an ethic of dialogue around isues of contemporary significance to the Catholic social, intellectual, and spiritual tradition.


A thematic podcast on the common good will feature a series of 20-minute segments exploring contemporary social, cultural, and religious issues from the perspective of SCU's Jesuit, Catholic tradition of higher education.


Interdisciplinary faculty seminars will convene over two years to collaborate on research, teaching, and university initiatives that advance the common good and extend the Jesuit, Catholic vocation of SCU as a transformative social force.