John F. Henning Institute


The John F. Henning Institute is inspired by the life and work of John F. Henning, a Saint Mary's College graduate and former U.S. undersecretary of labor who also served for 26 years as the executive secretary-treasurer of the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO.


The Henning Institute is a center for the study of Catholic social thought, with special emphasis on the question of human work and its centrality to the common good. Students are invited to take part in the Institute’s program of academic conferences and lectures, publications and seminars.