• Table Talk: Radical Agenda - Sex Ed in Our Schools
    Clay Pit
    Mar 03, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    Join us and former Planned Parenthood educator Monica Cline for a dinner conversation about comprehensive sex ed programs in schools and what parents, church leaders, and educators can do about them. Space is limited to the first 20 who register, so sign up today!
  • Lecture: Living in Harm's Way - When Are Victims Responsible?
    University of Texas at Austin
    Feb 20, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    University of Texas at Austin, TCC 3.108
    Join us Thursday, February 20th as Dr. Dan Shahar explores the complex issue of assigning responsibility for the long-term impacts of climate change.
  • Table Talk: What We Know (and what we don't) about Mass Shootings
    Clay Pit
    Feb 17, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    Join us and editor of The New Atlantis, Mr. Ari Schulman, for dinner and discussion about the phenomenon of mass shootings: what causes them, where they occur, and how effective our efforts are to stop them. Space is limited to the first 20 people who register, so sign up today!
  • The Good Life Series: The Fine Art of Small Talk
    Stumberg Hall
    Feb 07, 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    All undergraduates are invited to a dinner at the Austin Institute, where we'll practice some go-to small talk strategies and have a blast while doing it. Join us Friday, February 7th at 7:00 PM for dinner and lots of conversation.
  • Seminar: Justice - A Philosophical Problem Child
    Stumberg Hall
    Jan 28, 2020, 7:00 PM – Feb 18, 2020, 8:30 PM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Few words rival the importance of "justice." And few have sparked as many philosophical debates as Plato in his treatment of justice in The Republic. Join us as UT Professor and political philosopher Devin Stauffer leads a 4-part discussion of questions raised (and only sometimes answered).
  • Alienated America
    Stumberg Hall
    Jan 23, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Please join us for an informal conversation with author Timothy P. Carney about his recent book, Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse. Themes include the dissolution of the family, the dissolution of society, and hyperindividualism. Space is limited, so register today!
  • Faculty Colloquium
    Stumberg Hall
    Dec 06, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Remember Postcards to Macron? You are invited to join us on December 5th as Dr. Catherine Pakaluk, who started a movement to challenge remarks by France's President, will lead a conversation about her recent research into motive and meaning among America's high-fertility women. By invitation only.
  • "Women in the Workplace" with Dr. Ashleen Menchaca-Bagnulo
    Clay Pit
    Dec 04, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    Join us December 4th for dinner and conversation as Dr. Ashleen Menchaca-Bagnulo discusses the difficulties faced by working women and suggests specific changes in the workplace that would benefit them. Space is limited, so RSVP today!
  • The High Art of Tailgating: The Good Life series for undergraduates
    Stumberg Hall
    Nov 09, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705
    All undergraduates are invited to tailgate like a pro before the Longhorns take on Kansas State. Join us for fantastic food, games, and conversation.
  • Seminar: "Understanding Eros" with Dr. Erik Dempsey
    3206 Fairfax Walk
    Oct 29, 2019, 7:00 PM – Nov 19, 2019, 8:30 PM
    3206 Fairfax Walk, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    What is Eros? How is it connected to other forms of love and other goods in life? And what kinds of social support does it need? Join us for four consecutive Tuesday evenings as Dr. Erik Dempsey leads us in an examination of this intense form of love.
  • Lecture: "Gentrification and the Future of American Cities" with Dr. Eric van Holm
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Oct 21, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    The University of Texas at Austin, WAG 302
    Do the benefits of gentrification for policymakers outweigh the costs for displaced residents? Join us as Dr. Eric Van Holm addresses gentrification's impact on communities and the reshaping of America's cities.
  • Know Your Brew: The Good Life series for undergraduates
    Stumberg Hall
    Oct 05, 2019, 10:00 AM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    What's the difference between a latte, a cortado, and a cappuccino? Find out over a savory brunch as we build community and discuss what it takes to form lasting communities of our own.
  • Seminar: "Moral Fiber: Towards a Faithful Response to the 'Fast Fashion' Crisis" with Dr. Bethany Hebbard
    Stumberg Hall
    Oct 01, 2019, 7:00 PM – Oct 22, 2019, 8:30 PM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Join us as we explore what it means to dress ourselves faithfully in the age of “fast fashion.” We will investigate problems with current trends in production and consumption and discover how local, community-based, and even domestic action can help us repair the rifts caused by a culture of excess.
  • Table Talk: "Books Not Bombs: Translating the Western Canon for the Islamic World" with Faisal al Mutar
    The Clay Pit
    Sep 12, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    The secret to a peaceful Middle East can be found in books, not bombs. Join us and Faisal al Mutar for a dinner discussion of his life under extremist Iraqi regimes, his work in the Middle East, and how Ideas Beyond Borders is igniting a movement of youth committed to critical thinking and humanism.
  • Seminar: "The Future of Christian Marriage" with Dr. Mark Regnerus
    Stumberg Hall
    Sep 04, 2019, 7:00 PM – Sep 25, 2019, 8:30 PM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    How do Christians find a mate in a world that increasingly yawns at marriage? Dr. Mark Regnerus will draw upon his research in seven countries to share what people today think about Christian marriage and what folks all over the world are doing to make marriages work.
  • Open House for Faculty and Students
    Stumberg Hall
    Aug 28, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Join us for burgers and brats as we kick off the beginning of another academic year! Undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty are invited to attend.
  • Summer Seminar for High School Students: "Human Meaning and Moral Problems"
    University of Texas
    Jul 14, 2019, 7:00 PM – Jul 20, 2019, 11:00 PM
    University of Texas, 2100 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    In our frenzied age of materialism, unbridled technological advancement, and moral upheaval, this perennial question is more important than ever. High school students who have finished their sophomore or junior years are invited to participate in a highly-interactive, week-long seminar.
  • Reading Group: What We Can't Not Know
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Feb 05, 2020, 3:00 PM – Apr 08, 2020, 4:00 PM
    The University of Texas at Austin, Batts Hall, Room 1.130
    Undergraduate students are invited to join Professor J. Budziszewski, the Thomistic Institute, and the Austin Institute for an 11-week reading of What We Can't Not Know, an exploration of the rational foundation of right and wrong.
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