Vocation Stories


Oct 28 2022


8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Vocation Stories

Hear from established professionals whose Orthodox Christian faith inspires purposeful and creative career decisions and life choices!  Many young adults are trying to figure out what they are trying to do with their lives, and the series Vocation Stories will bring in well-respected professionals in different fields whose Orthodox faith has inspired purposeful and creative career decisions and life choices. Each speaker will speak about their own journey and experience, as well as any theological wisdom or spiritual practices they found helpful. Most especially, each speaker will answer the question: How do you make decisions and navigate the professional world as an Orthodox Christian? Join us at the Telos Center in Cambridge for the talk, coffee, dessert, and Q&A with the speaker.  Below is the Schedule of speakers, a short bio, and a zoom link for those unable to join us in person. Friday, November 18 @7:30 Dr Christos Mantzoros, MD, DSc, PhD h.c. mult. is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and adjunct Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine. He is also the Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the Boston VA Healthcare System and the Director of the Human Nutrition unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Click here to register for zoom. Tuesday, December 6 @7:30 Dr Elizabeth Prodromou is political scientist working on geopolitics, religion, and human rights as a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center.  She is the founding Faculty Director of the Initiative on Religion, Law, and Diplomacy at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and she also served a diplomatic appointment on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.  A co-president of Religions for Peace and a member of the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Task Force on Modern Slavery, her pracitioner work focuses on human rights and peacebuilding in the Eastern Mediterranean.  She has published widely in academic and policy journals and is a frequent commentator in US and international media. Click here to register for zoom. Friday, January 20 @ 7:00 PM Dr Candace Hetzner is the associate dean for academic affairs at Boston College, where she also teaches political philosophy. She is the author of numerous articles in ethics and comparative politics. She has been a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Ford Foundation, National Institute of Mental Health, Center for European Stuides at Harvard University, and the Earhart Foundation. Click here to register for zoom. Tuesday, February 28 @ 7:30 PM Dr Demetrios Katos is the Director of Giving and College Initiatives at Northeastern University, and is responsible for helping the dean and her leadership team in translating the academic initiatives of CSSH into fundraising opportunities for supporting the College’s students and faculty. Prior to this role at Northeastern, he was Dean and Professor of Religious Studies at Hellenic College.  Click here to register for zoom. Tuesday, March 14 @ 7:30 PM Fr Seraphim Solof is the assistant pastor at St George Antiochian Orthodox Church is Worchster, MA, and works as a Senior Vice President in Global Corporate Communications at the Bank of America. Click here to register for zoom.  


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