Fr. Robert Spitzer is coming to Christendom. The author and former Gonzaga University president will deliver a lecture on the “Four Levels of Happiness” to the college community on Monday, September 18, beginning at 7:15 p.m. in the college’s St. Lawrence Commons.
Fr. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D., is the author of many books, including New Proofs for the Existence of God, and has appeared on Larry King Live, where he famously debated Stephen Hawking, the Today Show, The History Channel, and PBS. Fr. Spitzer is also the president of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith and the Spitzer Center, and has taught courses on faith and reason, metaphysics, philosophy of God, and philosophy of science at Georgetown, Gonzaga, Seattle University, and St. Louis University. He was president of Gonzaga University from 1998 to 2009, during which he led the efforts to build 20 new facilities, increased the student population by 75%, and raised more than $200 million for scholarships and capital projects.
A much sought-after speaker, Fr. Spitzer has personally conducted retreats and convocations for priests, deacons, and educators in many dioceses across the United States. He has also addressed corporate, academic, scientific, and governmental audiences, including senior leaders at the Pentagon, Tony Blair’s Cabinet in London, and leaders of both sides of the Northern Ireland conflict.