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Professor Snead's Op-Ed on CNN regarding Supreme Court decision on Texas H.B. 2

CNN has published an op-ed by CEC director Carter Snead in which he responds to the Supreme Court's decision striking down key provisions of Texas House Bill 2, which he had provided expert testimony in support of. "The Supreme Court's decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt marks a dramatic escalation in the controversial jurisprudence of abortion," Snead writes.

Read Professor Snead's op-ed here.

CEC director delivers inaugural "Law & Justice Lecture" at University of Florence

On Monday, May 30, Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture Director and Professor of Law Carter Snead delivered the inaugural University of Florence “Law and Justice Lecture” in Florence, Italy. The lectureship was established to provide the opportunity for internationally renowned scholars to engage in university-wide interdisciplinary dialogue on pressing matters of law and public policy. The honor also includes appointment as a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Florence.

Read more about the lecture here.

Call for papers: 17th annual Fall Conference on the Catholic imagination

The Center for Ethics and Culture invites scholars and artists to submit proposals for our Fall Conference, entitled "You Are Beauty: Exploring the Catholic Imagination." The 17th Annual Fall Conference will consider “aesthetic contemplation sublimated in faith” (“Letter to Artists,” Pope St. John Paul II), exploring the relationship between the imagination, beauty, truth, and religion in a variety of contexts, particularly the arts, philosophy, theology, political theory, and the sciences. The conference will take place at the University of Notre Dame, November 10 - 12, 2016.

Learn more about the Fall Conference.

Upcoming Events

2016 Football Tailgates


Save the date to join us for food, fellowship, and fun at a Center for Ethics and Culture Tailgate! We'll cheer on the Irish before two home games this year: September 17 (vs. Michigan State) and October 15 (vs. Stanford). Details to come. We'll see you under the tent!