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New York, New York

Do Bad Catholics Make for Good Fiction?
Tuesday, February 18
Join the Morningside Institute for a conversation with Randy Boyagoda, author of Richard John Neuhaus’s biography, on what it means to create art and tell stories. Find more information here.

Predestination, Penance, & the Efficacy of Grace
Saturday, February 22
Join Fr. Dominic Legge of the Thomistic Institute for the third installment in the annual Wisdom of Aquinas series. Register and find more information here.

The City and Its Gods: Seeing the Go(o)ds of the City, from Aristotle to Activism
Wednesday, March 4 & Wednesday, March 11
Join the Morningside Institute for a two-part lecture series delivered by Kyle Dugdale (Columbia and Yale) on how a city’s architecture reflects and shapes its concerns. Find more information here.

The Future of Literature
Tuesday, March 24
Join First Things and The King’s College as they host James Matthew Wilson and Jessica Hooten Wilson for a panel discussion on “The Future of Literature,” moderated by Dana Gioia. Register and find more information here

The Theological Past, Present, and Future of Modern Politics

Monday, April 20
Join the Morningside Institute for a conversation between Eric Nelson (Harvard) and George Weigel. Find more information here.

Washington, D.C.

Christian Scripture and American Public Life
Tuesday, March 17
Join the Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University Press, Baylor in Washington, and AEI’s Initiative on Faith and Public Life for an evening of conversation on the relationship between Scripture and American public life. Featuring William Willimon (Duke University), Shively T. J. Smith (Boston University), Sam Ferguson (rector at Falls Church Anglican Church), and Christopher Seitz (Wycliffe College). Register and find more information here.

New Jersey

Religious Liberty and the American Founding
Monday, March 2
Join the James Madison Program for a lecture on natural rights and the meaning of the First Amendment’s religion clauses, delivered by Vincent Phillip Muñoz (University of Notre Dame). Find more information here.

Conservative Nationalism and American Foreign Policy
Thursday, March 26
Join the James Madison Program for a lecture on the past, present, and future of Republican foreign policy nationalism, delivered by Colin Dueck (George Mason University). Find more information here.

Progressivism: The Strange History of a Radical Idea
Monday, March 30
Join the James Madison Program for a lecture on progressivism, delivered by Bradley C. S. Watson (Saint Vincent College). Find more information here.

Florida

An Unjust Law is No Law At All
Tuesday, February 25
Join the Thomistic Institute at Florida State University for a lecture delivered by Prof. Raymond Hain (Providence College) on unjust law. The lecture is free and open to the public. Register here.

Virginia

What is Politics About Anyway?
Thursday, February 27
Join the Thomistic Institute at the College of William and Mary for a lecture delivered by Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies) on politics and Aquinas on the Common Good. The lecture is free and open to the public. Register here.

California

Does Free Will Exist?
Tuesday, February 18
Join the Thomistic Institute at the University of California for a lecture delivered by Fr. Anselm Ramelow, O.P. (Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology) on the nature of free will. The lecture is free and open to the public. Register here.

Pennsylvania 

Is Capitalism Good For Us?
Tuesday, February 25
Mary Hirschfeld (author of Aquinas and the Market) will debate Eugene McCarraher (author of The Enchantments of Mammon) on capitalism. The debate will take place at 7 p.m. in Villanova University's Driscoll Auditorium, and is free and open to the public. A livestream of the debate can be watched here

Kansas

Searching for Happiness: Pathfinding and Pitfalls
Tuesday, February 18
Join the Thomistic Institute at the University of Kansas for a lecture delivered by Prof. W. Scott Cleveland (University of Mary) on the search for happiness. The lecture is free and open to the public. Register here.

Maryland

This is My Body: The Church’s Doctrine of Transubstantiation
Tuesday, February 18
Join the Thomistic Institute at the United States Naval Academy for a lecture delivered by Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies) on the doctrine of transubstantiation. The lecture is free and open to the public. Register here.

Massachusetts

The Virgin Mary and the Church: The New Eve
Wednesday, February 19
Join the Thomistic Institute at Harvard University for a lecture delivered by Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies) on Mary. The lecture is free and open to the public. Register here.

Mississippi

Is Postmodernism a Problem for Religion?
Thursday, February 20
Join the Thomistic Institute at Mississippi State University for a lecture delivered by Prof. Joseph Trabbic (Ave Maria University) on postmodernism and religion. The lecture is free and open to the public. Register here.

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