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The 2023 Erasmus Lecture

The thirty-sixth annual Erasmus Lecture will be given by Carl R. Trueman at The Union League Club of New York on Monday, October 30.

2023 Austin Lecture with Kyle Harper

Join us on Monday, September 11 in Austin for Kyle Harper's lecture on “Christianity and the Idea of Human Dignity!”

An Evening with The Hillbilly Thomists

Join us for an exclusive evening concert with The Hillbilly Thomists on Saturday, August 11 at the Union League Club of New York. Click through to claim your ticket!

A Conversation with Harrison Butker and R. R. Reno

Join us on Monday, July 10 in Kansas City for a conversation with First Things editor R. R. Reno and Kansas City Chiefs placekicker Harrison Butker on magnanimity in a polarized world.

Cardinal Richelieu's Forgotten Heiress

On Sunday, March 12, First Things contributor Bronwen McShea and editor R. R. Reno will be discussing McShea's new historical biography, La Duchesse: The Life of Marie de Vignerot—Cardinal Richelieu's Forgotten Heiress Who Shaped the Fate of France (Pegasus Books). 

Antihumanism and the Post-Political Condition

Join us on Tuesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. to hear Matthew B. Crawford give the sixth annual First Things Lecture in Washington, D.C. at The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium (214 Massachusetts Avenue NE). 

Living a Christian Life in an Increasingly Secular World

Join us on Monday, February 20 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Atlanta, Georgia for a conversation with Mark Bauerlein on “Living a Christian Life in an Increasingly Secular World.” Registration form below.

2022 Erasmus Lecture

Now in its 35th year, the Erasmus Lecture brings world-renowned speakers to New York—including Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Gilbert Meilaender, and Rabbi Jonathan Sacks—to address an audience of over five hundred people each year. The lecture also appears in the pages of First Things and on