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Broken Letters (After Agnes)

Please join us for the opening reception for Karen Schiff’s art exhibit, “Broken Letters (after Agnes).”

Frank Dobbs art closing

Please join us for the closing reception of Frank Dobbs’s photography exhibit.

2016 Erasmus Lecture

Now in its 29th 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 First Things friends and subscribers each year. The lecture also appears in the pages of First Things and on

Getting Religion

Join us for book reception and conversation with Kenneth L. Woodward.

Academic Freedom in the Age of Political Correctness

The last academic year saw waves of student protests, disinvitations of campus speakers, and calls for trigger warnings and safe spaces. University administrators tasked with enforcing order and upholding intellectual freedom often found themselves unprepared—or else caved to student demands. What does academic freedom mean in this age of political correctness? Join us as we discuss the status of academic freedom today and how to rebuild its foundations.