Fall Conference

de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture
20th Annual Fall Conference
November 7–9, 2019

Topic To Be Announced


The de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture's annual Fall Conference is the largest annual academic event at Notre Dame, and the most important academic forum for fruitful discourse and exchange among the world’s leading Catholic thinkers and those from other traditions. Recent past speakers include: Nobel Laureate James Heckman, Alasdair MacIntyre, John Finnis, Mary Ann Glendon, Rémi Brague, Charles Taylor, Michael Sandel, and Jean Bethke Elshtain.


In its characteristic interdisciplinary spirit, the de Nicola Center encourages submissions from a wide array of fields of inquiry, including theology, philosophy, political theory, law, history, economics, and the social sciences, as well as the natural sciences, literature, and the arts.

Past Conferences

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