The Common Good and the Modern Nation State


Join the IHE for a discussion on the common good in the context of the modern nation state. Father Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P., will moderate a presentation by V. Bradley Lewis.

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V. Bradley Lewis is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America. Dr. Lewis specializes in political and legal philosophy. He has written articles on the political thought of Plato and Aristotle and on some figures in the neo-Thomist tradition, as well as on the topics of public reason and religious freedom.

Father Aquinas Guilbeau became Catholic University of America’s Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry in the summer of 2022 and was recently promoted to Vice President of Ministry and Mission. He entered the Dominican Province of St. Joseph in 2005. After several years of pastoral work in New York City, Father Guilbeau began doctoral studies in moral theology at the University of Fribourg, where he completed a dissertation on St. Thomas Aquinas’s doctrine of the common good. In addition to his teaching, Father Guilbeau serves as senior editor of (English edition).