University Calendar

Eboo Patel, PhD, Public Lecture & Book Signing

Friday, August 27, 2010 7:00 PM


On Friday, August 27, Eboo Patel, PhD, the founder and executive director of Chicago-based Interfaith Youth Core and a member of President Obama's advisory council of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will deliver a public lecture on the Lake Shore Campus. Patel will discuss *Interfaith Leadership and Transformative Education* at 7 p.m., in the Mundelein Center Auditorium.

Named one of America's Best Leaders of 2009 by U.S.News & World Report, Patel is the award-winning author of Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation and a regular contributor to the Washington Post, National Public Radio, and CNN. He was named one of ten young Muslim visionaries shaping Islam in America by Islamica Magazine and he was also chosen by Harvard's Kennedy School Review as one of five future policy leaders to watch. This May, he was honored at Loyola's 2010 Commencement with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.

Following his lecture, Patel will sign copies of Acts of Faith and This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women in the Simpson Multipurpose Room. Both the public lecture and book signing are free to attend, but registration is required. To register, visit Faculty, staff, and students should enter LOYOLA0827 in the registration code section when registering.

In addition to his public lecture, earlier in the day, Patel will headline the First-Year Student Convocation, where he and President Garanzini will induct first-year students into their graduating class, officially kicking-off the students' academic careers at Loyola.

Patel's visit is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the School of Education, the Division of Public Affairs, and the Office of First-Year Experience. For more information on Patel and his Interfaith Youth Core, visit

Mundelein Center Auditorium (1032 W. Sheridan Rd)
Marian Claffey at 773.508.7473
Event Cost
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This event has been marked as open to the public.
Office of the Provost and multiple departments