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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

"It's a Girl" Screening with Reggie Littlejohn


Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

The Office of Human Dignity & Life Initiatives welcomes Reggie Littlejohn who will screen the documentary, "It's a Girl" onTuesday, April 7 at 2:00pm in the Hesburgh Center Auditorium. Ms. Littlejohn is the founder…

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Aquinas and the Philosophy of Nature 5th Annual Philosophy Workshop

Location: Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY

Once again this year, the Center is cosponsoring the Thomistic Institute's Philosophy Workshop at Mount Saint Mary's College. This year, the workshop will explore the key principles in Aquinas’ philosophy of nature. How does St. Thomas understand nature and causation? Is his approach compatible with…

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Alumni Reception


Location: Geddes Hall Coffee House


Share a drink and a bite with friends old and new! The Center for Ethics and Culture is offering a taste of local fare…

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

Bare Life and Moral Life Symposium

Location: Madrid, Spain

In many of the most visible and contested ethical issues of modern societies, the deepest and richest moral commitments of real people and communities are at stake; for example: the meaning of a life well-lived, the nature of the moral order, the appropriate role of government, the appropriate…

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

2015 Hesburgh Lecture on Euthanasia with Center Director Carter Snead


Location: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Newport Beach, CA



Join Center Director Carter Snead and the Notre Dame Club of Orange County for a special Hesburgh Lecture Series presentation on "The Law, Ethics, and Public Policy of Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia, and End-of-Life Decision Making" on Thursday, August 13, in Newport Beach, CA.

Given the temporary defeat and likely return of efforts to legalize assisted suicide in California and around the country, it is more important than ever to understand the legal, moral, and ethical issues surrounding the debate over euthanasia and assisted suicide. Professor Snead, an internationally recognized expert in bioethics and end-of-life decision making, will address these complicated issues and lay out the arguments, in principle and prudence, against legalizing assisted suicide.

7-9:30 p.m., Thursday, August 13
O'Donnell Hall, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
1441 West Balboa Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92661

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Legal Thought of Pope Benedict


Location: Law Faculty Meeting Room, Eck Hall

Join us for a conversation with Andrea Simoncini (University of Florence) on his most recent book, Pope Benedict XVI's Legal Thought: A Dialogue on the Foundation of Law.
Thursday, September 17, 4 p.m.
Law School Faculty Meeting Room
Second floor of Eck Hall
Light refreshments provided
Throughout his pontificate, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI spoke to a range of political, civil, academic, and cultural authorities, revealing a striking sensitivity to the fundamental problems of law, justice, and democracy. Collectively, these addresses formulate a series of core ideas for a "public teaching" on the topic of justice and law.
Simoncini, a professor of constitutional law at the University of Florence, will be joined by fellow contributor Paolo Carozza (Notre Dame Law School). Presented by the Center for Ethics and Culture, the Kellogg Institute, the Program on Constitutional Structure, and the Program on Church, State & Society. 

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Forgiveness after Solidarity in Poland


Location: Oak Room, South Dining Hall


Join us for a lunchtime lecture on "Solidarity, Pope Saint John Paul II, and the Process of Reconciliation in Poland" by Michal Luczewski.
Monday, September 28
Oak Room, South Dining Hall
11:30 am lunch | 12-1 pm lecture and questions

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Fall 2015 Bread of Life Dinner


Location: The Oak Room, South Dining Hall

Join us for our upcoming Fall Bread of Life Dinner on Tuesday, October 13, 6-8 p.m. in the Oak Room (South Dining Hall, Notre Dame).
Each semester, the Center hosts the Bread of Life Dinner to give students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to gather outside the classroom for informal conversation about the life issues. Jessica Keating, the director of the Office of Human Dignity and Life Initiatives, will give a short talk on "Radical Hospitality in a Throw-Away Culture," followed by time for discussion and questions.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Forum on the Paris Attacks: European Perspectives


Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium

The Center for Ethics and Culture invites the Notre Dame community to a special forum on the recent terrorist attacks in France, featuring three Paris-based scholars of European political thought.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Fall 2015 Schmitt Lecture


Location: McKenna Hall Room 104


Join the Center for Ethics and Culture for the Fall 2015 Schmitt Lecture, "The Freedom of the Physical World: Taking Quantum Mechanics Seriously," with Craig S. Lent, Freimann Professor of Engineering at Notre Dame.

The lecture will be immediately followed by dinner in the McKenna Lower Level dining area. The lecture is free and open to the public; please RSVP for the dinner to Laura Nash by Monday, November 30.

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