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History

"The Bannan Institute seeks to cultivate the University’s moral and spiritual, as well as intellectual and aesthetic values. This involves seeking answer for not only ‘what is’ but ‘what ought to be,’ and it means encouraging the search for a faith that promotes justice."
-- Fr. Lou Bannan

Navigate through some of the Bannan Institute’s most significant contributions using our interactive timeline.

Past Institutes

From 2012-2015 the Ignatian Center offered three yearlong thematic Bannan Institutes. These Institutes carried on the long tradition of Bannan programs, speakers and events in a reimaged effort to engage Santa Clara University and the larger community.