The leading center for scholarly reflection within the Catholic moral and intellectual tradition

  • 2015 Fall Conference

    2015 Fall Conference

    Read the Call for Papers for the 16th Annual Fall Conference: "For Freedom Set Free." Learn more.

  • Notre Dame Day Victory

    Notre Dame Day Victory

    Results are in: The Center finished 1st in its Notre Dame Day category and 12th overall out of 750! See the results here.

  • Our Mission

    Our Mission

    The Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture is committed to sharing the richness of the Catholic moral and intellectual tradition.

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  • Research


    Our director, fellows, and affiliated faculty engage in first-rate scholarship, bringing a distinctive voice to the most important conversations in academia.

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In Memoriam: Amy A. Kass

The Center for Ethics and Culture mourns the loss of Amy A. Kass, brilliant teacher and beloved friend, who passed away on August 19. CEC public policy fellow Yuval Levin remembers her in a tribute at National Review.

Center Director Carter Snead: 'It's time to defund Planned Parenthood'

In an op-ed for Fox News, Center Director Carter Snead responded to the recent videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, in which Planned Parenthood executives are filmed discussing compensation for fetal organs harvested after an abortion.

"The American people should be thankful for Dr. Nucatola’s and Gatter’s words, and even for the coarse and graphic manner in which they were delivered," he said. "In doing so, they offered a rare glimpse of the horrible truth about the nature and human cost of Planned Parenthood’s work." Read more.

Director Carter Snead Joins Top European Policymakers in Croatia to Discuss Bioethics and the Future of Europe

Late last month, Carter Snead, William P. and Hazel B. White Director of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture and professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, traveled to Croatia to deliver a lecture at "Kulfest: A Festival of Progressive Culture," cosponsored by NGOs Vigilare and the Centarza Obnovu Kulture.

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Upcoming Events

16th Annual Fall Conference


The 16th Annual Fall Conference, "For Freedom Set Free," will examine the nature, significance, and various dimensions of freedom on November 19-21, 2015. Learn more.

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