Sept. 26, 2013 - Brother David Andrews, C.S.C., senior representative of Food and Water Watch and former executive director of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, will deliver the 2013 Feast of Saint Francis Lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.

In the free public lecture, titled “Catholic Social Teaching and Energy Policy: Fracking, Tar Sands, Climate Justice,” Brother Andrews will discuss Catholic perspectives on contemporary issues of energy production.

Brother Andrews, who earned a Juris doctorate from Loyola New Orleans School of Law, has worked for more than 30 years on sustainable development, food and water issues, and public policy both nationally and internationally.

He served as a senior advisor to Miguel D’Escoto, president of the 63rd General Assembly of the United Nations, and attended the last three World Trade Organization meetings, World Food Summits and the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Brother Andrews also has served on the board of directors of several organizations, including the Organization for Competitive Markets, Heifer International, the Community Food Security Coalition, the Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, and the National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture.

The Burke Auditorium is located in the William G. McGowan School of Business on North River Street. Parking will be available in on-campus lots. For more information, please contact Dr. Bernard Prusak, director, McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, at 208-5900, ext. 5689.

King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.