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New York, New York

The Popes & The Presidents
Tuesday, September 10
Commemorate the 35th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and U.S. with a conversation featuring three recent U.S. Ambassadors to the Vatican. Get tickets and find more information here.  

A Reflection of the Creative Genius of God
Thursday, September 12
Join the Sacred Art Institute for the opening reception of their exhibition, which will include examples of Byzantine iconography, illustrated manuscripts, calligraphy, stained glass, and woodcarving. Find more information here.

Till We Have Rebuilt Notre Dame
Tuesday, September 17
The American Conservative and The Wethersfield Institute present “Till We Have Rebuilt Notre Dame,” a discussion on Paris’ cathedral, Western civilization and architecture, and more. Get tickets and find more information here.

Church-State Relations in a Time of Scandal 
Thursday, September 26
Join The Morningside Institute for drinks and a panel discussion between Frank Beckwith, Mark Movsesian, and Phillip Bethancourt on church-state relations. Register and find more information here

Honoring the Whole Person 
Thursday, October 3
Join the National Gianna Center for Women’s Health and Fertility as they host their Third Annual National Gianna Award Dinner. Get tickets here.

Obeying Our Own Creations
Monday, October 14
The 2019 Albacete Lecture on Faith and Culture will be delivered by William T. Cavanaugh on idolatry and secularization. Find more information here.

Letter to Artists
October 18 & November 17
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s seminal Letter to Artists with two lively evenings that will examine the intersection of faith and art. Find more information here.

An Evening with Mary Eberstadt
Friday, November 8
Join the Sheen Center and National Review Institute for a discussion with Mary Eberstadt on the origin and rise of identity politics. Get tickets here.

Washington, D.C.

An Evening Conversation with Dana Gioia
Wednesday, September 11
Join the Trinity Forum, Regent College, and Reformed Theological Seminary as they host an Evening Conversation with poet and author Dana Gioia on “Poetry, Imagination, and Spiritual Formation.” Register here.

Biblical Witness in American History
Tuesday, September 24
Join Baylor in Washington for a Robert P. George Initiative event, featuring Robert P. George (Princeton University), Pastor Eugene F. Rivers III (The Seymour Institute), Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik (Congregation Shearith Israel), and more. Register here.

Faith and the Future of Criminal Justice Reform
Wednesday, October 23
Join Baylor in Washington for a discussion featuring Dr. Byron Johnson (Baylor University), Jacqueline C. Rivers (The Seymour Institute), Bryan Kelley (Prison Entrepreneurship Program), and more. Registration opens Friday, September 13. Find more information here.

Michigan

Catholic Reform
Wednesday, September 11
Join the Thomistic Institute for a lecture delivered by Dr. Ulrich Lehner (University of Notre Dame), which will attempt to answer what Catholic reform actually means. Find more information here.

Connecticut

Made For More: Happiness, Friendship, & The Good Life
Saturday, September 14
Join the Thomistic Institute for a day-long conference exploring the nature of the human person, universal human desires, and the search for lasting fulfillment. Register and find more information here.

Massachusetts

Dante and Aquinas: The Theological Vision of the Divine Comedy
September 20–22
Join the Thomistic Institute for an Intellectual Retreat featuring seminars and discussions, Mass, adoration, and more. Participants will inquire into how Dante’s genius was formed by the thought of the Angelic Doctor. Apply and find more information here.

New Jersey

Is Constitution Day Unconstitutional?
Tuesday, September 17
Join the James Madison Program at Princeton University for their Constitution Day Lecture, delivered by Washington Post Columnist George F. Will. Find more information here.   

Is the Supreme Court Legitimate?
Thursday, September 19
Join the James Madison Program at Princeton University for their Constitution Day Event, featuring Michael S. Greve (Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University). Find more information here.

The Digital Attention Economy 
Thursday, September 26 
Join the James Madison Program at Princeton University for a discussion on overcoming digital distraction, featuring Antón Barba-Kay (Associate Professor of Philosophy, Catholic University of America), Mark Bauerlein (Professor Emeritus of English, Emory University, Senior Editor of First Things), and Glenn Harlan Reynolds (Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law). Find more information here

The Constitution as Our Story
Thursday, October 17
Join the James Madison Program at Princeton University for the Annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism, delivered by the Honorable Amy Coney Barrett (United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School). Find more information here.

Texas

Searching for Self
Monday, September 30
Join First Things and the Austin Graduate School of Theology for a lecture delivered by Mary Eberstadt on the origin and rise of identity politics. Find more information here.

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