February 27, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Central Time
ACS Presents: Dr. Eric Boos
Join ACS as Dr. Eric Boos of Vivent Health talks President Abraham Lincoln's use of the Constitution and how it relates to current issues in today's society. His talk will touch on constitutional law, immigration, corporations, labor and employment, and the implications we are seeing today. Food will be provided.
Dr. Eric Boos has a Masters in Applied Philosophy from Bowling Green State University, a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Marquette University, a JD and an LLM from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Boos was a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow at the University of Wisconsin and a Fulbright Scholar to Tanzania where he helped start a Catholic College and Law Program. Dr. Boos’ research on property rights, human rights, and the rights of women and small-holder farmers, helped reshape land tenure law in Tanzania. He served as special legal counsel to the President of the International Law Division of the African Union and has negotiated land and water rights for the Maasai. As a Fulbright scholar he has helped develop law programs in Tanzania, Lithuania, and Kazakhstan, and assisted in Constitutional revisions in Kenya and for the Blackfeet Tribe in Browning, Montana. He and his wife Dr. Karene Boos (also a Marquette alum, PT 1995, and a Fulbright Scholar for Marquette 2017-18), have helped start orphanages, dispensaries, a Catholic hospital, a physical therapy clinic and physical therapy academic program, two Catholic radio stations, and an international human rights foundation, ZeruZeru, that protects children in Tanzania living with albinism. He has taught law, philosophy, ethics, and religious studies on four continents and has dedicated much of his professional career to law and poverty issues, human rights, and Catholic education. He taught at the University of Idaho School of Law from 2020-2022, and he taught a class in political science at Marquette every semester from 2018 to 2022. He is currently the Legal Director for Vivent Health in Milwaukee serving individuals living with HIV/AIDS. He and his wife have been featured in the Marquette Magazine, the University of Wisconsin Alumni Magazine, and on Wisconsin Public Radio. They are also receipts of the Vatican II Award for their 25+ years of service in the Catholic missions.