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Santoral: San Modesto

Universidad Católica de Valencia

III International Congress on Poverty and Hunger: Education and Technology in the context of the pandemic


Tuesday, November 9th

9:30 Welcome of speakers, congress participants and guests

10:00 Opening of the congress
His Eminence Dr. Antonio Cañizares - Cardinal Archbishop of Valencia and Chancellor of the UCV
10:30 1st Lecture
Msgr. Fernando Chica Arellano - Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
 "The pandemic and the fight against hunger: redesigning action to support the poorest"

11:30 Coffee break

12:00 2nd Lecture
Msgr. Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo -  Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Science "Education, Sustainability, Pandemic: a new beginning"

13:00 3rd Lecture – 1st Panel of experts of the line of research
Dr. Ginés Marco "The Globalisation of Solidarity and its philosophical-social crossroads"
Dr. Javier Muñoz de Prat "Sustainability in land regeneration: new economic and development models"
D. Alejandro Trenor “Regenerative agriculture: Soil Capital”
Dr. José Miguel Mulet "Technology in agriculture, a tool to end hunger"

14:00 Lunch break

16:00 4th Lecture – 2nd Panel of experts of the line of research
Dr. Juan Sapena "Fighting poverty through sustainable technologies: the commitment to a responsible economy"
Dr. Roberto Sanz "Education, pandemic and poverty"
Dr. Vicente Cloquell "Hispanic American housing in the context of poverty, hunger, education and technology"

17:00 5th Lecture
Dr. Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco - Chancellor of Boston University
"Poverty and Hunger: Overcoming Inequalities through Education"

18:00 6th Lecture
Dr. Richard John Roberts - 1993 Nobel Laureate in Medicine
"Tackling inequality in food, vaccines and tests during a pandemic" 

Wednesday, November 10 th

10:00 7th Lecture
Dr. Stefano Zamagni - President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences
"Why the current structure of the global economy tends to create economic, health and spiritual vulnerabilities: what to do?"

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 8th Lecture
Dr. José Luis Sánchez García - Director of the Line of Research
"Anthropology, sustainability and development: education and technology to overcome hunger and poverty"

12:30 9th Lecture
D. Antonio Espinosa de los Monteros - CEO and co-Founder of the social enterprise Auara
"Water, a challenge for humanity. Overcoming poverty and hunger"

13:30 Conclusions and closing of the congress
Conclusions: Dr. José Luis Sánchez, Congress Director
Closing: H. E. Dr. José Manuel Pagán, Rector of UCV

In-person mode registration

Online mode registration


November 9th and 10th, 2021


From 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Tuesday 9 November) and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Wednesday 10 November)

Organised by
In cooperation with
Congress Director

Dr. D. José Luis Sánchez García
Technical Director of the Chair of Charity Santo Tomás de Villanueva of Universidad Católica de Valencia.
Vicar of Culture and Institutional Relations of the Archdiocese of Valencia.

Congress Secretary

Fernando del Campo
Chair of Charity Santo Tomás de Villanueva UCV
+34 96 363 74 12 Ext. 6580


Free (until 8 November).


In person (until full capacity is reached) and online (via Zoom through the link


Salón de Actos
Sede de Santa Úrsula UCV
C/Guillem de Castro, 94. Valencia 46001