The third Annual Presidential Conference on the Integrity of Creation focuses on The Global Water Crisis. The interdisciplinary conference invites participants from different disciplines to engage each other in civil discourse on a topic related to the general theme of the Integrity of Creation.
The conference series was commissioned by former President Dr. Charles J. Dougherty as an endowed academic event that celebrates the Spiritan mission of Duquesne University. This year, the discussions on science, law, and ethics also include a presentation by Bishop Neto, a Spiritan, on his ministry with indigenous and riverside peoples in the Brazilian Amazonian Region.
The conference has three goals:
1. To provide a scholarly opportunity to engage established and emerging research on the conference topic
2. To foster interdisciplinary discourse on each topic, such as among science, health, philosophy, religion and policy
3. To enlighten public awareness and discussion of the conference topic