Saturday, September 5, 2009

FASS: Summer School for Scholars



The Diplomacy of the Holy See in Its Historical Perspective and Current Context with Special Reference to Central and Eastern European States

PROGRAM ORGANIZERS
Sr Helen Alford OP, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Aliaksandr Panchanka, Sponsored scholar and license student in the FASS
Adjuvantes ONLUS
Sr Mary Ewens OP, Director of the Jubilee Community Center

PROGRAM

If no other place is indicated, sessions are in Aula 9


Arrival Day: Wednesday September 9

Lunch is available at the residence
14.00 Orientation to the residence with Sr Mary Ewens OP
15.30 Leave residence to catch the 15.48 train to the Angelicum
16.30 Orientation to the program, aula 9, Angelicum Sr Helen Alford OP
• Practical details
• Introduction to the Angelicum and the history of the building and the university
• Aims of the scholarship program
• Introduction to the program and to the master/doctoral presentations
19.30 Opening Dinner at a local restaurant
21.15/21.45 (circa) Leave to get either the 21.59 or the 22.29 train from Stazione San Pietro
to the residence


Day 1: Thursday Sept 10

Basic Principles of Holy See Diplomacy

Breakfast can be taken any time at the residence. Pick up your packed lunch before leaving!
08.00 Leave residence to get the 08.20 train from Roma Aurelia to St Peter’s.
09.15 Basic Principles of the Diplomatic Action of the Holy See, His Excellency the Most Reverend Claudio Maria Celli, currently President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications and formerly Undersecretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, via della Conciliazione n.5
10.45 Return to Angelicum, coffee break
11.45 Presentations by Sponsored scholars: Lilla Kozek (PhD), moderated by Roland Szilas; Gintare Kriauciunaite and Dmytro Boyivka (M.A. / License)
13.20 Lunch and free time, until . . .
16.00 The Role of the Secretariat of State Msgr Drennan, Head of English Desk, Section 1 of the Secretariat of State of the Holy See
18.59 Train from Stazione San Pietro back to the residence
19.30 Dinner at the residence
20.15 (circa) Central and Eastern Europe Through a Western Diplomat’s Eyes:Reflections from Personal Experience / Reflections on Leadership (in Christian Perspective), Anne Leahy, Canadian Ambassador to the Holy See

Day 2: Friday Sept 11

Ecumenism in the Diplomacy of the Holy See

Morning: Chance to use the libraries, visit bookshops, work on presentations, visit a
monument . . .
Lunch as convenient for each person (packed lunches will be provided)
14.00 Sponsored scholars presentations: Nenad Polgar (PhD), moderated by Lilla Kozek;
Yulia Sudnik (License)
16.00 Ecumenical Dialogue in the Relations between the Holy See and the Post-Communist States, Bishop Brian Farrell, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, at the offices of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, via della Conciliazione n.5, fourth floor
17.30 Session concludes
19.30 Dinner at the residence


Day 3: Saturday Sept 12

The Holy See and the International Organizations

11.00 Visit to the Vatican Scavi. Aliaksandr is the coordinator; please see him for details
Lunch as convenient for each person (packed lunches will be provided)
14.00 Spnsored scholars presentations: Hedvig Deák (PhD), moderated by Nenad Polgar; Andrea Feckova and Elena Sabanina (License)
15.35 Break
16.3 The Holy See and international organizations: UN, EU, Council of Europe, Mons Osvaldo Neves, Section 2 of the Secretariat of State, at the offices of the Secretariat of State
19.30 Dinner at the residence
20.15 Christian Leadership in the Central and Eastern European Context, Mons Iwan
Dacko


Day 4: Sunday Sept 13

Time for Spiritual Formation and Network Building

08.45 Leave the residence with Sr Mary Ewens to catch a bus for Mass at Santa Susanna
Lunch together (Sr Helen Alford accompanies the group)
Free afternoon, to be together
19.30 Light supper at the residence
20.15 Spiritual conference with Fr Francesco Compagnoni OP: A Spirituality for the
Laity, with special reference to defending Human Rights

Day 5: Monday Sept 14

Lay People in Holy See Diplomacy

8.00 Leave residence to get 8.20 train to Stazione San Pietro
9.00 The New Platform of Collaboration for the Catholic NGO’s: Fermina Alvarez,
Section 2 of the Secretariat of State
10.30 Break
11.00 Sponsored scholars presentations: Ştefăniţă Barbu (PhD), moderated by Hedvig Deák; Aliaksandr Panchanka and Mario Tomljanović (License)
Lunch
14.30 Sponsored scholars presentations: Voldemārs Lauciņš (PhD), moderated by Ştefăniţă Barbu; Irakli Tskhadadze (License)
16.00 The Diplomatic Corps, Francis Campbell, UK Ambassador to the Holy See
19.00 Pizza in Trastevere, followed by evening prayer with the Sant’Egidio community at 20.30

Day 6: Tuesday Sept 15
Key issues for Holy See Diplomacy: Social Teaching and Interreligious Dialogue

8.00 Leave residence to get 8.20 train to Stazione Trastevere
09.00 At the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace: The Church’s social teaching in the Diplomacy of the Holy See, Mons Anthony Frontiero
11.30 At the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue: Interreligious Dialogue in Holy See Diplomacy, Mons Andrew Thanya-anan, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue
Afternoon: Chance to use the libraries, visit bookshops, work on presentations, visit a monument . . .
19.30 Dinner at the residence
After dinner, spiritual conference with Fr Bruce Williams OP: A Spirituality of Witness and Hope in a Troubled Age

Day 7: Wednesday Sept 16
Holy See Diplomacy and the Post-Communist States: Part 1

Morning: Chance to use the libraries, visit bookshops, work on presentations, visit a monument . . .
For those who would like to go to the Papal audience, this can be organised
14.30 The Holy See and Russia/ Ukraine, Msgr Irynej Bilyk OSBM, Greek Catholic bishop and Canon of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major’s
16.00 Break
16.30 Working for Peace: the Holy See and Serbia, Prof. Vladeta Janković, Serbian Ambassador to the Holy See
19.30 Dinner

Day 8: Thursday Sept 17
Holy See Diplomacy and the Post-Communist States: Part 2 & Concluding Sessions

09.30 Sponsored scholars presentations: Miriam Magyar (PhD), moderated by Voldemārs Lauciņš and Andrijana Barišić (PhD), moderated by Miriam Magyar
11.15 The Holy See and Croatia, Prof Emilio Marin, Croatian Ambassador to the Holy
See
12.30 We will eat our packed lunches together
14.30 Sponsored scholars presentations: Roland Szilas (PhD), moderated by Andrijana Barišić
15.15 Work on summary conclusions – small groups
16.00 Coffee break
16.15 Summing up our session: What is our role in the future of Holy See Diplomacy, especially with the Post-Communist States? Full group participation, with Helen Alford OP and Francesco Compagnoni OP
Free time from 17.15 onwards, until dinner
19.30 Dinner at the residence
After dinner, social with drinks

Departure Day: Friday Sept 18