2017: Through Every Human Heart
The Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture’s 18th Annual Fall Conference (November 9-11, 2017) explored the perennial problem of good and evil, the significance of this distinction for human flourishing and the common good, and the place of good and evil in the theory and practice of various academic disciplines. In the Center's animating spirit of interdisciplinary inquiry, we hosted 112 presentations on a wide range of moral, religious, and academic perspectives, including theology, philosophy, political theory, law, history, economics, and the social sciences, as well as the natural sciences, literature, and the arts. Several of the presentations were livestreamed and can be watched on this page.
Featured speakers included: Harvey Mansfield, Jacqueline Rivers, Gary Anderson, James Hankins, Sr. Ann Astell, and our Permanent Senior Distinguished Research Fellows John Finnis and Alasdair MacIntyre. Additional featured speakers: John Waters (independent writer), Gilbert Meilaender (Valparaiso University), Elizabeth Lev (Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas), John Haldane (University of St. Andrews), Randy Boyagoda (University of Toronto), Jonathan Lear (University of Chicago), Bishop Godfrey Onah (Diocese of Nsukka, Nigeria), Abe Schoener (The Scholium Project), Vera Profit (Notre Dame, Emerita), Bill Evans (Notre Dame), and Thomas Williams (Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas). Conference schedule available here.
Find information regarding past conferences and lecture videos at the links below.
- 2016: You Are Beauty
- 2015: For Freedom Set Free
- 2014: Responding to the Cry of the Poor
- 2013: The Body and Human Identity
- 2012: Exploring the Many Facets of Justice
- 2011: Radical Emancipation
- 2010: Younger Than Sin
- 2009: The Summons of Freedom
- 2008: The Family
- 2007: Dialogue of Cultures
- 2006: Modernity
- 2005: Joy in the Truth
- 2004: Epiphanies of Beauty
- 2003: Formation and Renewal
- 2002: From Death to Life
- 2001: A Culture of Life
- 2000: A Culture of Death