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2019-2020 PAST EVENTS
- Apr 23, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PMUniversity Catholic Center, 2010 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705, USAIn the words of Charles Camosy, “placing oneself on either side of the typical polarizations — pro-life vs. pro-choice, liberal vs. conservative, Democrat vs. Republican — only serves to further confuse the debate and limits our ability to have fruitful dialogue.”
- Tue 20 Apr20TueAprLatinos and the Future of Conservatism/AustinApr 20, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PMAustin, 901 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USAHow can conservatives win with Latinos, given the demographic reality that in many cases they can't win without them? Join us and Texas Public Policy Foundation for a special panel conversation featuring one of our fellows, Dr. Ashleen Menchaca-Bagnulo.
- Mar 24, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PMZoom MeetingWhat is the nature and meaning of human sexual difference? This talk explores the fundamental presuppositions and positions of three rival theories of human sexual difference: The Thomistic, Evolutionary, and Post-structuralist.
- Mar 23, 2021, 7:00 PM – Apr 13, 2021, 8:30 PMStumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USAJoin our seminar series with our A.I. fellow, Dr. Robert Koons, as we explore the compatibility and potential conflicts between Faith and Science!
- Feb 24, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PMZoom MeetingIn a world of infinite needs and scarce resources, this reality stands in the way of promoting the dignity of the human person as the main value of interest. How should we address this problem?
- Feb 10, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PMhttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZNo virtue-signaling: this lecture will be an occasion to engage with the science and to address the inevitable disagreements that exist among reasonable people of goodwill.
- Tue 02 Feb02TueFebSeminar: The Great Divides with Dr. Kevin Stuart/Stumberg HallFeb 02, 2021, 7:00 PM – Feb 23, 2021, 8:30 PMStumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USAIn this seminar, Dr. Stuart offers four fundamental experiences of division currently moving American politics. From the status of liberalism to 1619 and MLK to urban and rural politics to God and religion, this seminar will function as a kind of overview and cover a lot of ground.
- Fri 29 Jan29FriJanDivided We Fall/Physical Location TBDJan 29, 2021, 1:00 PM – Apr 09, 2021, 2:00 PMPhysical Location TBDThe two books we are reading offer hypotheses about what truly lies at the root of our contemporary polarizations, with the implicit or explicit goal and hope of renewing civil dialogue.
- Jan 27, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PMOnline LectureWhat if Constitutional Interpretation were a field where “divisions” are much less polarized, and far more civilized, than we are inclined to think? Join Dr. Alan Sager share personal and precious anecdotes about working at the Supreme Court.
- Tue 26 Jan26TueJanPanel Discussion: Pack the Court?/Online EventJan 26, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PMOnline EventMore than eighty years ago, it was a scandal—a symbol of presidential overreach. But now the idea is making a comeback. The idea? To dramatically increase the number of Supreme Court justices. In this debate, two of the country’s top legal minds will address these and other questions for you.
- Nov 23, 2020, 1:00 PM – Dec 21, 2020, 2:00 PMStumberg Hall and onlineIf prudence is a decision to act “based on the circumstances,” how did the sexual revolution affect the choices women are to make in order to be happy?
- Fri 20 Nov20FriNovFaculty Colloquium: “The Recovery of Family Life”/Stumberg HallNov 20, 2020, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PMStumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USAUniversity and graduate students are invited to a special lecture given by Professor Scott Yenor on his latest published book, “The Recovery of Family Life."
- Nov 19, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PMStumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USAJoin Father White as he leads us to look at prudence (ethical reasoning) from this particular perspective: as a virtue that is connected with the final end of the human person, and an authentic sense of human freedom.
- Nov 12, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PMOnline and Stumberg HallIs it possible to talk about the law and about lawyers as people whose desire and vocation is justice, whose interests go beyond honoraria and clients’ “victories?" Dr. Orlandi will explore these questions with the eyes of a foreign-trained lawyer and by focusing on the role that prudence plays.
- Oct 20, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PMStumberg Halloin us for a panel discussion--and an intellectual contest!--on Prudence. Dr. Erik Dempsey and Prof. J. Budziszewski will tell us something more about Aristotle's and Aquinas' definitions of Prudence, debating over how they differ and to what extent.
- Oct 12, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PMhttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZJoin us in a lecture with our guest presenter, Dr. Stuart Wolf, M.D., on how prudence informs the complex choices at the intersection of personal freedom and societal responsibility with regards to health care.
- Tue 29 Sep29TueSepWhat Is Prudence, and How Can I Get It?/Stumberg HallSep 29, 2020, 7:00 PM – Oct 13, 2020, 8:30 PMStumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USAJoin Professor J. Budziszewski in a seminar series on prudence. Prudence is practical wisdom. It isn’t the same as being smart–you could be smart and not have it. Our readings will be drawn from the "Summa" of St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the two or three wisest teachers about the subject in history.
- Wed 23 Sep23WedSepLecture: Prudence in Government/Zoom MeetingSep 23, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PMZoom Meeting**This is an online event. To attend in person, please click the "Register Now" button and you will find instructions and information about attending in person.** The still ongoing pandemic forced us to look once more deeply into politics, and to seriously reflect on what we expect from our leaders.
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