Conference on Civilizational Prospects – An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

This exciting interdisciplinary conference will explore complex civilizational challenges (“Wicked Problems”) from four intersecting perspectives: evolutionary science, theology, global studies and future studies. If you are interested in presenting at the conference, the organizers welcome your proposal.

The event will take place on Friday, November 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Chancellor’s Suite located on the lower level of the Bishop Dougherty University Center.

For more information contact: Dr. Lisa Rose-Wiles, Professor, University Libraries. Phone: (973) 275-2047, E-Mail:

Civilization Prospects: Engaging Wicked Problems

A new and exciting Seton Hall University Conference “Civilizational Prospects: Engaging Wicked Problems” will be held Friday, November 17th, 9-4.30 p.m. in the Chancellor’s Suite. The Civilizational Prospects Project is requesting proposal submissions through September 20, 2023.

Organizers plan to offer an array of exciting sessions that consider the greatest challenges to the future of our civilization from one or more of four intersecting perspectives: evolutionary science, global studies, theology, and future studies. The objective of the conference is to foster interdisciplinary conversations that can integrate these four intellectual streams and forge continuing academic partnerships within Seton Hall and across the wider academic community. Most importantly, the aim is to explore concrete solutions or tangible pathways to address acute civilizational challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Conference co-chair Anthony Haynor observes that “in an age, they say, of so much information but too little wisdom, pondering our civilizational prospects could hardly be more important. We will be inviting scholars to our conference to reflect on where we are now, how we have gotten to this point, and how to meet the civilizational challenges that lie ahead.”

University Libraries faculty member and fellow conference co-chair Lisa Rose-Wiles, Ph.D. also notes that: “this conference is a fabulous opportunity for scholars from different disciplines and perspectives to come together to engage some of the world’s most difficult problems.”

The website for abstract submissions, due by September 30, 2023 is:

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Professors Anthony HaynorLisa Rose-Wiles or Youssef Yacoubi.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Center for Catholic Studies and the Center for Vocation & Servant Leadership, and additionally supported by an Academies Seed Grant from the Office of the Provost.

Categories: Faith and Service, Research

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Rose-Wiles

(973) 275-2047


On February 12, 2020, approximately 300 students, faculty and guests attended the 14th Annual Jim and Judy O’Brien Capital Markets Colloquium, which was held at the Walsh Library. The colloquium, co-sponsored by the University Libraries and the Stillman School of Business, was held for the first time at the library, which proved to be an excellent location for the day’s events.

15 concurrent workshops ran from 9:30 6:15 p.m. Some highlights of the day’s events included an opportunity to apprentice with a representative from Napier Park, a credit platform that has 14 billion dollars in assets; a workshop on the growing sector of e-sports; and the dress rehearsal of the 3-time champion CFA Team ((note Seton Hall has won the Chartered Financial Analyst Research Challenge 3 times and placed 11 times).

Jim O’Brien ’82 and Ned May delivered the keynote address.  Jim O’Brien is the Senior Managing Partner of Napier ParkGlobal Capital and the recipient of the 2013 Many Are One Humanitarian Award from Seton Hall.

For more information on this event, please contact Chelsea Barrett, Business Librarian, at 973-275-2035.



ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research is a complement to data services provided by Seton Hall University Libraries. The summer programs (most held in Ann Arbor, MI) provide rigorous, hands-on training in statistical techniques, research methodologies, and data analysis. Last year’s workshops included R programming, time series analysis, regression analysis, Bayesian modeling, and longitudinal analysis. These programs are excellent professional development opportunities for graduate students and faculty. As a subscriber, Seton Hall receives a 40% discount on tuition.

First Session: June 24 – July 19, 2019
Second Session: July 22 – August 16, 2019

Additionally, from May through August 2019, ICPSR will offer dozens of short workshops on a variety of topics in Ann Arbor and other locations around the world which will be posted in January 2019. Official registration for all 2019 courses will open in early February 2019.

2019 Schedule


The ICPSR Summer Program offers several scholarships that provide registration (tuition) fee waivers for the 2019 four-week sessions.
Please refer to the Financial Support page for more information about how to apply.

Questions about ICPSR @ SHU?

Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians in Catholic Institutions

Date: June 5 – 9, 2010
Location: Seton Hall University

The Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians in Catholic Institutions is designed for academic librarians working in Catholic higher education institutions. Librarianship in a changing Catholic academic world poses specific challenges and understanding these challenges to help position the Catholic academic library for future success provides the context for this Institute.

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