Our next Plenary Council Member is none other than University of Notre Dame Vice-Chancellor Professor Francis Campbell.
From 2014-2020, Professor Campbell served as Vice Chancellor of St Mary’s University in London and also Professor of International Relations, while on special leave from the Foreign Office.
In February 2020, Professor Campbell became the fourth Vice Chancellor of The University of Notre Dame Australia. He also holds the position of Professor, International Relations.
Francis was educated at Queen’s University Belfast, Trinity College Dublin, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the Jagiellonian University Krakow and the University of Pennsylvania.
He has worked at the United Nations Security Council in New York, the European Union, and at the Foreign an Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London and on diplomatic postings overseas. From 1999-2003, he served on the staff of the then Prime Minister Tony Blair, first as a Policy Adviser in the No.10 Policy Unit, and then as a Private Secretary to the Prime Minister.
He also served on secondment with Amnesty International as the Senior Director of Policy. From 2005-2011, he served as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Holy See.
More recently, Professor Campbell was appointed a Governor of the Forrest Research Foundation, member of the Divine Word University Council, member of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Board of Directors and is a founding member of the International Council on Human Trafficking at St Thomas University, Miami, School of Law.
Professor Campbell has Honorary Doctorates from Fordham University (New York), Saint Francis University (Pennsylvania), Queen’s University (Belfast), Steubenville University (Ohio), Misercordia University (Pennsylvania), the Pakistan Institute of Business and Technology (Karachi), and the President’s Medal from the Catholic University of America. He is also an Honorary Fellow of St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge University.
Let’s hear Professor Campbell’s response to what he thinks the Holy Spirit is saying to the Church in Australia at this time.