2019-2020 PAST EVENTS

  • Lecture: What We Think of Abortion: Irreconcilable Differences? with Professor Christopher Kaczor
    Lecture: What We Think of Abortion: Irreconcilable Differences? with Professor Christopher Kaczor
    University Catholic Center
    Apr 23, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    University Catholic Center, 2010 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    In 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.”
  • Latinos and the Future of Conservatism
    Latinos and the Future of Conservatism
    Austin
    Apr 20, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Austin, 901 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    How 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.
  • Rival Theories of Sexual Difference: Is Dialogue Possible?, Professor Timothy Fortin
    Rival Theories of Sexual Difference: Is Dialogue Possible?, Professor Timothy Fortin
    Zoom Meeting
    Mar 24, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Zoom Meeting
    What 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.
  • Seminar: Religion and Science: Friends or Foes? with Professor Robert Koons
    Seminar: Religion and Science: Friends or Foes? with Professor Robert Koons
    Stumberg Hall
    Mar 23, 7:00 PM – Apr 13, 8:30 PM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Join our seminar series with our A.I. fellow, Dr. Robert Koons, as we explore the compatibility and potential conflicts between Faith and Science!
  • Catholic Social Teaching and Economics in a Divided World with Dr. Fernando Luco
    Catholic Social Teaching and Economics in a Divided World with Dr. Fernando Luco
    Zoom Meeting
    Feb 24, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Zoom Meeting
    In 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?
  • Climate Change: Scientific vs. Ideological Disagreements. Professor Daniel Bonevac
    Climate Change: Scientific vs. Ideological Disagreements. Professor Daniel Bonevac
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ
    Feb 10, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ
    No 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.
  • Seminar: The Great Divides with Dr. Kevin Stuart
    Seminar: The Great Divides with Dr. Kevin Stuart
    Stumberg Hall
    Feb 02, 7:00 PM – Feb 23, 8:30 PM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    In 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.
  • Divided We Fall
    Divided We Fall
    Physical Location TBD
    Jan 29, 1:00 PM – Apr 09, 2:00 PM
    Physical Location TBD
    The 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.
  • Like A Family: Divisions of Friends, Theories, and Ideologies on the United States Supreme Court, Dr. Alan Sager
    Like A Family: Divisions of Friends, Theories, and Ideologies on the United States Supreme Court, Dr. Alan Sager
    Online Lecture
    Jan 27, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Online Lecture
    What 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.
  • Panel Discussion: Pack the Court?
    Panel Discussion: Pack the Court?
    Online Event
    Jan 26, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Online Event
    More 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.
  • Prudence after the Pill: Women's Reading Group
    Prudence after the Pill: Women's Reading Group
    Stumberg Hall and online
    Nov 23, 2020, 1:00 PM – Dec 21, 2020, 2:00 PM
    Stumberg Hall and online
    If 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?
  • Faculty Colloquium: “The Recovery of Family Life”
    Faculty Colloquium: “The Recovery of Family Life”
    Stumberg Hall
    Nov 20, 2020, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    University and graduate students are invited to a special lecture given by Professor Scott Yenor on his latest published book, “The Recovery of Family Life."
  • Aquinas on the Final Purpose of Human Existence and Human Prudence
    Aquinas on the Final Purpose of Human Existence and Human Prudence
    Stumberg Hall
    Nov 19, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Join 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.
  • Jurisprudence vs. Law: What’s in a Word?
    Jurisprudence vs. Law: What’s in a Word?
    Online and Stumberg Hall
    Nov 12, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Online and Stumberg Hall
    Is 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.
  • Making Good Decisions: Two Giants on the Virtue of Prudence
    Making Good Decisions: Two Giants on the Virtue of Prudence
    Stumberg Hall
    Oct 20, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Stumberg Hall
    oin 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.
  • Prudence in Public Health
    Prudence in Public Health
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ
    Oct 12, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ
    Join 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.
  • What Is Prudence, and How Can I Get It?
    What Is Prudence, and How Can I Get It?
    Stumberg Hall
    Sep 29, 2020, 7:00 PM – Oct 13, 2020, 8:30 PM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Join 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.
  • Lecture: Prudence in Government
    Lecture: Prudence in Government
    Zoom Meeting
    Sep 23, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Zoom 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.