DSPT Events

2013 Convocation of the College of Fellows

February 1-2, 2013

Friday, February 1, 8:30 - 11:30 am - "Natural Law and Virtue in Relation to Positive Law and Governance: A Colloquium"

Friday, February 1, 2:00 - 5:00 pm - "Religious Liberty and Faith in the Public Square" - an all-school discussion, by invitation only

Saturday, February 2, 1:30 - 4:30 pm -"Catholic Imagination and Contemporary Culture" - public presentations by members of the DSPT College of Fellows

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Friday, February 1, 8:30 - 11:30am (coffee reception 8:00am) - "Natural Law and Virtue in Relation to Positive Law and Governance: A Colloquium"
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This academic conversation will be based on papers prepared by Russell Hittinger (University of Tulsa), Jean Porter (University of Notre Dame) and Lloyd Weinreb (Harvard University). Advanced reading of the papers is strongly recommended.

Essential Reading:


Friday, February 1, 2:00 - 5:00 pm - "Religious Liberty and Faith in the Public Square" - an all-school discussion (by invitation only)

This discussion is expressly designed for DSPT Faculty, Fellows, students, alumni, trustees and staff. Participants are expected to prepare for this dialogue in advance by reading the recommended texts listed below. Jean Porter, Russell Hittinger and Lloyd Weinreb will be special guests at the discussion. By invitation only.

Essential Reading:

Additional Resources:


Saturday, February 2, 1:30 - 4:30 pm (reception following) - "Catholic Imagination and Contemporary Culture" - public presentations by members of the DSPT College of Fellows. RSVP here, space is limited. LIVE-STREAMING

From Hollywood to Government to Fortune 500 Advertising - Catholics Engaging Contemporary Society. Speakers include: Ron Austin, Producer and Author, Gleaves Whitney, Presidential Historian and Leader in Higher Education, and Agnieszka Winkler, Marketing and Advertising Entrepreneur.

Each of the Fellows presenting will:

  • Briefly highlight major challenges within their field of professional endeavor;
  • Indicate how the gift of the Catholic Faith and the resulting Catholic worldview and imagination aids them in addressing these challenges;
  • Suggest dimensions where current Catholic scholarship/teaching/preaching could provide support and clarification.