Author and Scholar Christopher Lowney to Speak at Honors Convocation  

Release Date: Sunday, April 27, 2008

Christopher Lowney, a popular scholar, businessman and author, will deliver the keynote address at Honors Convocation at Chestnut Hill College on Sunday, April 27, at 1 p.m. in Sorgenti Arena. A reception will follow Honors Convocation in the Social Room, Fournier Hall.


Lowney served as a Jesuit seminarian for seven years teaching and studying Jesuit practices at institutions in the United States and Puerto Rico. Lowney later went on to become a managing director at J.P. Morgan and Company while still in his early thirties, and also held senior positions in New York, Tokyo, Singapore and London. He currently serves part time as special assistant to the President of the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB), the leading Catholic charity in the United States providing health care programs and services to people in need around the world.

He is the author of “A Vanishing World,” an examination of Jewish-Muslim-Christian relations in medieval Spain, and “Heroic Leadership: Best Practices From a 450-Year-Old Company That Changed the World,” a study of the leadership practices of the Jesuits, the religious order founded by Ignatius of Loyola.