Spring 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018 | 3:00, Villanova Room

Speakers: Professor Robert P. George and Professor Cornel West

Topic: “The Values, Virtues, and Challenges of a Liberal Arts Education”

Descrpition: In light of recent events questioning—even criticizing—free speech on campuses and in cities across the country, it has become increasingly important to carve out a space to discuss the importance of free speech and a true liberal education. Professors George and West, who are longtime friends despite deep disagreement about some of the most important questions of our time, will sit down to discuss free speech, liberal education, and civility. What they share in common is not the answer to every question about religion, politics, or morality, but instead a commitment to disciplined inquiry and a shared pursuit of truth even with friends and colleagues with whom we disagree.



Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 4:00, Location, Connelly Center Cinema

Speaker: Archbishop Charles Chaput | Religion and Public Life Lecture

Topic: “The Shape of Things to Come: Church, State, and Society After the Boomers”

Descrpition: We are honored to have Archbishop Chaput for our first annual Religion and Public Life Lecture. The Archbishop takes his title from the 1933 H.G. Wells novel which offers a “future history” that involves the explicit and deliberate suppression of organized religion. A good brain tease, the book is also a trigger for discussing the effects of the Cultural Revolution’s generation on the course of the country, which will be the substance of his talk.



Wendesday, March 21, 208 | 4:00 pm, Location TBA

Speaker: James Piereson of the Manhatten Institute


Fall 2017


Wednesday Aug 30: Charlottesville / Race Relations, 7:00pm

Wednesday Sep 6: North Korea, 7:00pm

Wednesday Sep 13: Universal Basic Income, 7:00pm

Wednesday Sep 20: Climate Change Regulation / Paris Agreement, 7:00pm

Wednesday Sep 27: Reproductive Rights / Abortion, 7:00pm

Wednesday Oct 18: Gun Regulation / Rights, 7:00pm

Wednesday Oct 25: Capital Punishment, 7:00pm

Wednesday Nov 1: Mass Incarceration / Prison System, 7:00pm

Wednesday Nov 8: Capitalism, 7:00pm

Wednesday Nov 15: Sanctuary Cities / Immigration Policy, 7:00pm

Wednesday Nov 29: Net Neutrality, 7:00pm

Wednesday Dec 6: Religion & Politics, 7:00pm


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