Globalization for the Common Good

2009 Chicago Conference

May 31 – June 4, 2009

Photo: "The Survivors": a group shot of the last attendees on the afternoon of June 4,
as the 2009 Conference comes to a close.
Were you there? Click here to download the group photo.


May 31 – June 4, 2009

Loyola University • Chicago, Illinois, USA

Loyola University, Chicago’s Jesuit University, is delighted to have hosted
the eighth annual conference of Globalization for the Common Good. Participants
agreed that it was a tremendous success. The organizers extend their thanks to the 99 extraordinary presenters who made the program the most comprehensive yet in an 8-year
series. And we're grateful to the 250 persons who took time to attend one or more days of this wonderful gathering.

We hope you enjoy this web site and take advantage of the many resources it offers now and will offer in the weeks and months to come (including full download capability for many of the papers presented at the event).

The conference was a featured part of Loyola University’s
2009 celebration of 100 years as a university.

It was the eighth in the annual international series,
under the auspices of
Globalization for the Common Good – An Interfaith Perspective
(founded by Dr. Kamran Mofid).

• The Conference was convened by four organizations:
The Interreligious Engagement Project (IEP21), the Center for Ethics, Loyola University Chicago,
the Center for Global Studies at Purdue University Calumet, and Globalisation for the Common Good.

It was jointly chaired by Mr. Jim Kenney (IEP21), Dr. William French (Loyola University),
Dr. Yahya Kamalipour (Purdue University Calumet), and Dr. Kamran Mofid (GCG).

Previous conferences were held in:
Oxford (2002), St Petersburg (2003), Dubai (2004), Kericho, Kenya (2005),
Honolulu (2006), Istanbul (2007), and Melbourne (2008).


2009 Conference Report

2009 Conference Schedule

Conference Program (pdf)

Conference Declaration

The Conference Book(s)


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2010 Conference

Past Conferences

Click here for a good brief summary of Globalisation for the Common Good (by Dr. Kamran Mofid).
To view (and order from) the set of conference photos taken by Todd Lorentz, click here.
To order conference videos, click here.
Don't miss the 2010 conference:

"In Search of the Virtuous Economy:
A Plea for Dialogue, Wisdom and the Common Good"

California Lutheran University, Thousand
Oaks, CA • June 6-10.

Click here for details.