A New Master of Arts in Human Rights

August 31, 2018
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The Institute for Human Ecology is pleased to announce the launch of a new Master of Arts in Human Rights, designed for graduate students from the United States as well as abroad, with diverse academic interests and backgrounds, who wish to study human rights from a distinctly Catholic perspective.
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Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of a Landmark

August 29, 2018
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What was the most devastating event in human history?  While, sadly, there are plenty of candidates, I would propose World War II.  It was a truly worldwide war, extending far beyond Europe as it involved international empires as well as nation states.  Not only did it wreck the economy of Europe and much of Asia, but it took the lives of millions.
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Virtue and Science

Evidence from many sources suggests that there are problems in the current practices of scientific research. There is a growing concern over the trustworthiness of the scientific literature because a number of studies have demonstrated the inability of independent investigators to replicate the results of published experiments.
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What Is A University?

February 9, 2018
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What is the nature of a university? What is the role of the pursuit of truth in a university? What role should universities play in advancing societal goals?
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Social Generativity: Envisioning a Future Beyond Consumer Society

January 25, 2018
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We live in consumeristic societies today in which we’re encouraged to formulate life-goals and identities by perpetually acquiring goods we don’t need for subsistence. The consumerism enshrined in all our institutions today—educational, medical, commercial, political, scientific, and even religious—leaves us mired in a kind of social adolescence, a short-termism that jeopardizes the well-being of future generations.
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Civitas Dei: The Most Glorious City

December 21, 2017
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Long before St. Peter was martyred there, Rome was called “the eternal city.” Rome was founded by refugees who had fled fallen Troy, and with the neighboring Etruscans, the legendary twins Remus and Romulus founded a city which would rule the world for millennia in one way or another.
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AN EVENING WITH PAUL KENGOR

December 4, 2017
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Paul Kengor is the author of A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century. During the event, he will speak as well as sign copies of his books.
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SUBSIDIARITY IN POLITICS

December 4, 2017
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While there are many emerging questions in America’s current political landscape, one consistently rises to the top: Who is better positioned to make decisions about how particular communities thrive — the federal government or the communities themselves?
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Natural Law and the Civitas Dei Program

November 20, 2017
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Why should American intelligence be ethical?  The short answer is that it’s American.  And Americans, whatever their religious creed or background, have generally expected that our democratic government will be guided by ethical standards in all its activities and functions.
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Where Are the All-Star Teams in Academia?

October 23, 2017
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The 1992 Summer Olympics remains famous today for the United States “dream team” for men’s basketball – Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen, David Robinson, Karl Malone, Dave Stockton, and others.
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Why Should American Intelligence Be Ethical?

October 2, 2017
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Why should American intelligence be ethical?  The short answer is that it’s American.  And Americans, whatever their religious creed or background, have generally expected that our democratic government will be guided by ethical standards in all its activities and functions.
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