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An “Impossible” Unity
January 12–14
Communion & Liberation presents the New York Encounter 2018, held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in midtown Manhattan. More information can be found here

Art Opening: Bible Road Revisited
Thursday, January 18 
First Things invites you to attend the opening of “Bible Road Revisited,” an art exhibit featuring the photography of Sam Fentress. More information can be found here

Francis@Five: Assessing the Legacy of Pope Francis Five Years After His Election
Wednesday, January 31
Join Massimo Faggioli, professor of theology at Villanova University, and Ross Douthat, New York Times op-ed columnist, as they debate the legacy of Pope Francis and his controversial pontificate. This discussion is co-sponsored by the Religion News Foundation and the Center on Religion and Culture at Fordham University. More information can be found here

Guilt, Sin, and Privilege: A Fresh Look
Thursday, February 1
Professor Wilfred McClay of the University of Oklahoma and Rabbi Shalom Carmy of Yeshiva University will discuss Prof. McClay’s recent essay, “The Strange Persistence of Guilt,” with Alan Rubenstein of the Tikvah Fund. This event is sponsored by the Morningside Institute, the Tikvah Fund, and JLIC at Columbia/Barnard. More information can be found here

Is It Ever Right to Break the Law?
Thursday, March 1
There are good reasons to respect and obey the law, for without the law there is not much justice either. But what if the law itself is unjust? May we disobey unjust laws? May we use violence against them? Join Professor J. Budziszewski (professor of government and philosophy of the University of Texas, Austin) at the NYU Catholic Center as he discusses these questions and more. Further information can be found here


Vatican Diplomacy: The Last 100 Years, the Next 100 Years 
Friday, January 19  
The Chicago Leadership Forum presents a lecture by Eduardo Andino, director of development for First Things. More information can be found here

Washington, D.C.

An Evening with George Weigel   
Monday, January 22 
The Catholic University of America presents an evening with celebrated author George Weigel as he discusses his new book, Lessons in Hope: My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II. Q & A, a reception, and a book signing will follow his presentation. More information can be found here

What Is a University?   
Thursday, February 8 
Baylor University and the Robert P. George Initiative on Faith, Ethics and Public Policy invite you to a discussion of the nature of the university. Featured speakers include Robert P. George, Elizabeth C. Corey, Candace Vogler, John Garvey, and Matthew Crawford. More information can be found here

The Theological Roots of Foreign Policy  
Thursday, March 8 
The 2018 First Things Lecture in Washington, D.C., will be held at the Catholic University of America. Michael Doran, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, will speak on how our current foreign policy debates have their roots in theological disagreements between Modernist and Fundamentalist Protestants. More information can be found here.

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