Populism in Today’s Theology & Politics


*Limited seating for lunch presentation—RSVP required by March 11 to cwcit@depaul.edu


Taking into account historical precedents, CWCIT visiting scholar, Emilce Cuda, examines the link between contemporary theology and politics from the perspective of the new style of democracy known as populism. She explores questions such as the following:



  • Will secularism continue to be characteristic of Western politics?
  • Who decides what is true in today’s world?
  • What is considered sacred?
  • Is “corruption” the new word for “profanation”?

About the Speaker
From Buenos Aires, Emilce Cuda specializes in political theology and teaches at several universities in the Buenos Aires area, including the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina. She is also a consultant to CELAM, the Latin American Bishops’ Conference, and her latest book (in Spanish) is Reading Francis: Theology, Ethics, and Politics.
About the Photo
Emilce Cuda meets Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2016.

Please contact CWCIT at cwcit@depaul.edu or 773.325.4158.

Parking at DePaul
Street parking (both free & metered) is sometimes available on campus, but there are also 2 parking garages available for visitors**:

~ Sheffield Parking Garage (2331 N. Sheffield Ave.)
~ Clifton Parking Deck (2330 N. Clifton Ave.)

**For a discounted rate, please ask for validation at the event’s information table. Discounted rates are as follows:

Entrance before 4:00pm = $9.25
Entrance after 4:00pm = $7.25


 Thursday, March 14 at 11:30am to 1:00pm

 Library – Richardson Library Lincoln Park Campus, Room 300 (Rosati)

Jane of the Jungle at DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theatre


Middle school may seem like a jungle…and it might just be one in Jane of the Jungle! When Jane is invited to the Too-Cool-Almost-Middle-School-All-Girl-Party, she has to learn to navigate tricky situations with her spunky little brother, herds of friends, and bestie Kayla. Come experience the wild side of growing up in this musical of brave acts, bird feathers, and best friends!


book and lyrics by Karen Zacarías
music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
directed by Michelle Lopez-Rios​

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

April 18, 2019 – May 25, 2019, (SAT 4/20: No Performance​)

TUE & THU at 10 AM
FRI 4/26 at 10 AM
SAT at 2 PM

DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theatre, 60 E. Balbo Dr. Chicago, IL 60604

(312) 922-1999