Kenneth Hallenius | January 13, 2021
The de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame will present a virtual conference Jan. 12-14, “We Belong to Each Other,” featuring livestreamed presentations by Archbishop José H. Gomez, poet Dana Gioia, historian Elizabeth Lev, philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre, author Yuval Levin, public health expert Monique Chireau Wubbenhorst and many others.
The virtual conference was planned in the spirit of the de Nicola Center’s annual Fall Conference, now in its 21st year. “While we were disappointed not to be able to welcome guests in person for this year’s conference, we are delighted to offer this opportunity to gather virtually and continue grappling with these important questions surrounding truth, beauty, human dignity and the common good,” said O. Carter Snead, director of the de Nicola Center. “What does it mean to say, in the words of Mother Teresa, that ‘we belong to each other’? Our fantastic lineup of speakers will help us to understand better our shared obligations toward the common good.”
The de Nicola Center’s annual conference is the most important academic forum for fruitful discourse and exchange among the world’s leading Catholic thinkers and those from other traditions, and is the largest annual interdisciplinary event at Notre Dame. Past speakers include Nobel Laureate James Heckman, John Finnis, Mary Ann Glendon, Rémi Brague, Charles Taylor, Michael Sandel and Jean Bethke Elshtain.
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