The Marquette Knights of Columbus chapter will host Stuart McKee, Microsoft’s chief technology officer, at the Varsity Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. for its annual Ciszek Lecture.
McKee will present “Digital Transformation: Living in a World with Constant Technical Change,” which will address the issues and ethics of emerging technologies.
Prior to working at Microsoft, McKee served as the chief information officer for Washington state and was vice president for global internet operations at The Walt Disney Company. Mckee received a bachelor of science in accounting from Lewis-Clark State College and an MBA from Gonzaga University.
Fr. Joseph Puliparambil, Wade Chair and professor of artificial intelligence, will provide comments after Mckee’s presentation. Puliprambil is a visiting professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Marquette.
This event is free and open to the public. With questions, contact Fr. Michael Maher, S.J., adjunct assistant professor of history, and faculty moderator for the Knights of Columbus.
About the Knights of Columbus
Founded in 1882, the Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Inspired by Fr. Ciszek’s embrace of faith and action, the Knights of Columbus at Marquette saw a model for their lives as Catholic gentlemen who live and work in a world that, at times, challenges and degrades the values of the Catholic faith.
About the Ciszek Lecture
The Ciszek lecture was established by the Knights of Columbus in 2002. Walter Ciszek, S.J. was a Jesuit priest who worked in Russia as a Missionary. He was captured in 1941 and spent 23 years in various Russian prison camps until his release in 1963. Upon his release in 1955, he returned to the United States and lived in the New York area, where he wrote his now famous books, With God in Russia (1964) and He Leadeth Me (1973), autobiographical works about Ciszek’s time in a Russian concentration camp and how he relied on his faith — and shared that faith with others in prison.