In the past, the Ethics Program sponsored an annual lecture series on campus aimed at our undergraduates. In recent years, the series was temporarily suspended as we focused on other programming and events. Now in 2012, we'd like to introduce a new annual Ethics Lecture that will be held every fall. We are very excited about this opportunity to have nationally and internationally respected speakers join us.
Thursday, October 4, 2012: William F. May
Driscoll Hall 132 (Reception to follow)
"The Bearing of Religion on Fears and Appetites in American Politics: 'You know a people by the stories they tell' (Flannery O'Connor)"
Please join us in welcoming William F. May to Villanova for the fall 2012 Ethics Lecture. Dr. May is a senior fellow at the Institute of Practical Ethics and Public Life at the University of Virginia and Cary M. Maguire Professor of Ethics Emeritus, Southern Methodist University. He received his Ph.D. from Yale and taught for many years at Southern Methodist University, where he was the founding director of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility. A former president of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Christian Ethics, he has written several books on medical and political ethics. More information about Dr. May can be found here.