• Table Talk: "The Political Economy of Housing Affordability" with Justin Golbabai
    The Clay Pit
    Apr 08, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    Nobody loves a commute, but many jobs are located in high-cost areas of the city. How can cities grow in ways that keep housing costs down but flourish economically? Join us for dinner and conversation at The Clay Pit to better understand these politics. Seating is limited to 20.
  • Lecture: "Distracted by Distraction: The Problem of Paying Attention" with Dr. Ryan Womack
    Founders Classical Academy of Leander
    Mar 27, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Founders Classical Academy of Leander, 1303 Leander Dr, Leander, TX 78641, USA
    Most of us feel distracted. It is a cultural, not just an individual problem--and it requires cultural analysis. Join us at Founders Classical Academy as Dr. Ryan Womack (Ph.D., Baylor University) grapples with our modern challenges to cultivating attention.
  • SXSW: The Human Advantage
    Christ Church
    Mar 11, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Christ Church, 112 Medina St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
    Will artificial intelligence supersede human intelligence? Avoid the hype and hone your understanding of the nature and future of AI. Join us alongside Robert J. Marks (Computer Engineering) and Jay Richards (Philosophy) for a realistic take on AI and culture.
  • Lecture: "A Pinch of Moderation, or Moderation with a Pinch?" with Dr. Michael Foley
    Founders Classical Academy of Leander
    Feb 27, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Founders Classical Academy of Leander, 1303 Leander Dr, Leander, TX 78641, USA
    Goethe said, "Out of moderation a pure happiness springs." Without moderation, we cannot be free and we cannot be happy. How do we acquire the virtue in the first place? And how do we teach it? Join us at Founders Classical Academy as Dr. Michael Foley (Ph.D., Boston College) to discuss moderation.
  • Table Talk: "Family, Policy, and Economics: How Do We Form a Coherent Strategy for the Future?" with Dr. Kevin Roberts
    The Clay Pit
    Feb 06, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    How can public policy help, or at least not harm, the family, the "first society"? Join us for dinner and conversation with Texas Public Policy Foundation Executive Director Dr. Kevin Roberts (History, UT-Austin). Please RSVP soon, as seating is limited to 20 people!
  • Table Talk: "Religion Behind Bars: Transformation, Rehabilitation, and Criminal Justice Reform" with Dr. Byron Johnson
    The Clay Pit
    Jan 30, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    What does it mean to "reform" the the prisoner? What effects does this endeavor have on our culture? Join us for an enlightening dinner and conversation with Dr. Byron Johnson (Criminology and Sociology, Baylor) to unpack this issue. Please RSVP soon, as seating is limited to 20 persons!
  • Matthew Crawford First Things Lecture: "Attention as a Cultural Problem and the Possibility of Education"
    UT-Austin, Waggener Hall 302
    Nov 29, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    UT-Austin, Waggener Hall 302, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    What is education in an age of distraction? How can we better develop the powers of attention necessary for deep formation when so many challenges exist? Distraction is a rampant cultural problem, maybe even more than it is an individual temptation. Join us for a conversation with Matthew Crawford.
  • "Dating and Its Discontents" talk with Dr. Kerry Cronin
    Stumberg Hall
    Oct 27, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Is dating dead? What can we do about it? Dr. Kerry Cronin is a philosophy professor at Boston College who helped produce the recent documentary The Dating Project (2017). Join us for a talk, food, and much discussion about the new and difficult contours of the contemporary dating scene.
  • Table Talk: "A New Take on Addiction: Isolation and the Role of Community" with Robin Peyson
    The Clay Pit
    Oct 17, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    What does it mean to heal? Whom does it take? Join us for dinner and conversation at the Clay Pit to hear from Communities for Recovery director, Robin Peyson, as she talks about the communal role in recovery. Space is limited to 20 people, so sign up today!
  • Table Talk with Mr. Brandon Wall: "The Three Basic Needs of Every Spouse and How to Meet Them"
    The Clay Pit
    Sep 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    What makes a marriage work? Join us for a dinner at the Clay Pit to hear from licensed counselor Brandon Wall about the promise of knowing and responding to the needs of the other. Couples and singles are welcome. We ask for a $20 donation per person. Space is limited to 20 people, so sign up today!
  • "Poetry and Self-Governance" with Dr. Matthew Mehan
    Founders Classical Academy of Leander
    Sep 24, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Founders Classical Academy of Leander, 1303 Leander Dr, Leander, TX 78641, USA
    Join us for a conversation with Dr. Matthew Mehan exploring the power of poetry and the imagination in forming self-control, temperance, and self-governance. Co-sponsored and hosted by Founders Classical Academy in Leander, this discussion will help us rethink the role of poetry in self-governance.
  • Science Anxiety: An Evening with The New Atlantis
    Stumberg Hall
    Aug 23, 2018, 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
  • The Wise and the Wonderful: Why Fairy Tales Matter in a Disenchanted Age
    Founders Classical Academy of Leander
    May 11, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Founders Classical Academy of Leander, 1303 Leander Dr, Leander, TX 78641, USA
    Join us for a conversation with Dr. Bethany Hebbard exploring the promise of "fairy tales" in an age of facts and information. Co-sponsored and hosted by Founders Classical Academy of Leander, this discussion will help us rethink the role of imagination in learning.
  • Knowing, Loving, and Doing Good: How to Raise Classically Excellent Children
    Founders Classical Academy
    Apr 26, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Founders Classical Academy, 1303 Leander Dr, Leander, TX 78641, USA
    Join us for a conversation with Dr. Matthew Breuninger (Franciscan University) on ways to cultivate a life of learning and virtues for your children. Co-sponsored and hosted by Founders Classical Academy of Leander, this evening will be a rich dialogue on character education beyond the classroom.
  • Freedom of Conscience: The Ethics of Free Thought and Association
    The University of Texas Club
    Apr 20, 2018, 9:30 AM – 5:15 PM
    The University of Texas Club , 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Have the first amendment’s tenets of free speech and civil discourse become flexible based on the current college climate at American universities? How valid is our reasoning to associate or disassociate with people based on their country of birth? A workshop for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Compact Seminar: Heidegger's Being and Time
    Stumberg Hall
    Apr 03, 2018, 7:00 PM – Apr 10, 2018, 8:30 PM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Drs. Dan Bonevac and Robert Koons will lead this 4-week seminar exploring Martin Heidegger's Being and Time.
  • Table Talk with Dr. Mark Regnerus: "After Cheap Sex: Dating in the #MeToo Era"
    The Clay Pit
    Mar 01, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    Table Talk with Dr. Mark Regnerus Details coming soon!
  • Compact Seminar: Benedict and Other Options
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk
    Feb 21, 2018, 7:00 PM – Mar 07, 2018, 8:30 PM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    What is culture? Rod Dreher's recent book The Benedict Option has led to some fresh and difficult conversations about how to live in the modern world. This 3-week seminar will discuss sections of Dreher's book and offer alternative questions about and visions of culture.
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