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Introducing Conference Panelists and Session Chairs

In addition to keynote speakers and honored guests who have agreed to speak at the 29th International USCCA Conference, panelists from both lay and religious backgrounds have agreed to present on topics pertaining to theology, history, and the life of the Church in China. We invite you to learn more about some of the scholars and practitioners who have agreed to serve as panelists or session chairs at the Conference:

Fr. Joseph Jianmin Bai, from Hebei Province, was ordained to the priesthood in China in 2013. After ordination, he served in a parish as a parochial vicar from 2013 to 2017, teaching philosophy as a guest lecturer in Hebei Seminary at the same time. He came to the US in 2017, sponsored by the Maryknoll China Project. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in philosophy from the Catholic University of America.

Fr. Rob Carbonneau, C.P., Ph.D. is an Archival Specialist at the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at Boston College. His research concentrates on the Passionist China Collection in Hunan, China, documenting the Republican era (1911-1949).

Michel Chambon, Ph.D. is a Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. He has a PhD in Anthropology from Boston University and a Canonical License in Theology from the Catholic University of Paris. In addition to his monograph, Making Christ Present in China, he has published papers on the agency of Christian buildings, Chinese Pentecostalism, and Chinese Catholic nuns. He is a coordinator of the Initiative for the Study of Asian Catholics.

Georges Enderle, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. His research interests lie in the ethics of globalization, wealth creation, business and human rights, corporate responsibilities of large and small companies, with a view on developments in China. His most recent book is Corporate Responsibility for Wealth Creation and Human Rights (2021; in Chinese 2023).

Greta (Rauch) Frei is a PhD student in the Department of History at Boston University. Greta received a BS in Computer Science along with a supplemental major in Chinese from the University of Notre Dame. At Boston University, she combines her love of Chinese, literature, religion, and technology to research the impact of Christianity on the development of Chinese literary and intellectual history.

Register today to ensure your opportunity to participate as an attendee at the upcoming conference. We look forward to seeing you at DePaul University on August 2–4, 2024.

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