Jesuit Social Services

Jesuit Social Services marks 35 years with a new forum series:


An opportunity for reflection on
current social and public policy issues

4th September 2013

Speaker: Dr Charles Mullany

Dr. Mullany, a Kostka Hall Old Xaverian, was a Professor of Cardiothoracic surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota for 22 years until he chose to take a new direction. He is now working as a doctor at the Maricopa County Jail in Phoenix Arizona where there are 10,000 inmates and over 300 new arrivals each day.

Video recording of 'Reflections on a Just Society' presentation with Dr Charles Mullany

20th July 2012
Speaker: Dr Pedro Walpole SJ

Pedro is a hydrologist and one of the foremost practitioners in sustainable environment and community land management in Southeast Asia. He is the Research Director of the Institute of Environmental Science for Social Change, a Jesuit environmental services and research organisation. Pedro brought his experiences in Mindanao, Philippines to our Reflections on a Just Society event where he drew on his deep knowledge about ecology including poverty reduction in forest lands, human security in protected areas, partnerships for local development, social concerns in forest law enforcement and governance, climate justice and indigenous peoples' rights.

Video recording of 'Reflections on a Just Society' presentation with Dr Pedro Walpole SJ

17th April 2012
Speaker: Emeritus Professor Tony Vinson

Tony is an Emeritus Professor at the University of New South Wales and an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. His career spans the disciplines of social work, social policy, psychology, education, public administration and social research. He was appointed Foundation Director of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research in 1970 and in the mid seventies was Professor of Behavioural Science in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Newcastle. Following a revelatory Royal Commission into the NSW prison system, for three years (1979-1981) Tony Vinson headed the Department of Corrective Services during a period of intense reform. Professor Vinson has been published widely.

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View the Province Express article on the Reflections on a Just Society breakfast.

20th January 2012
Speaker: Dr John Boffa

Long term activist in Aboriginal health, John is the recent winner of the Northern Territory Australian of the Year, and nominee for the National Australian of the Year award. John spoke about key issues impacting on Aboriginal health, in particular his advocacy for alcohol reform and the role of early childhood development.
More about Dr John Boffa