July 2019 The Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship (sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Institute for Human Ecology) supported rising scholars seeking to better understand the Catholic intellectual tradition. This summer’s program examined the search for happiness as a fundamental end of the person and the polis. The week-long seminar introduced the 40 participants to […]
Watch Prof. William Saunders on EWTN News Nightly on the occasion of the anniversary of the beatification of St. Bakhita, patroness of the MA in Human Rights at The Catholic University of America
During this event, Cornell University professor Barry Strauss explored the legacy of the Roman Empire through the lens of ten of its most significant emperors. Insight into our Western heritage was gained through this free lecture based on Professor Strauss’s book Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine. (Get the book here.)
What’s Really Going On? The Root Causes of the Current Crisis On March 26, 2019, The Catholic University of America hosted a day of talks, which constituted the third of a series of conferences on the Church’s current crisis. The sessions for this day were devoted to a deeper analysis, presenting competing views of the […]
During this lecture, Patrick Deneen envisioned the prospects for an ennobled aristoi and a more refined populace. He at once acknowledged the persistence of class and inequality even in a democratic age, and proposed that only a well-formed elite can support a humane condition of the populace, and only a well-formed populace can fruitfully restrain the hubris of a liberal elite and even orient them toward virtue.
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Human Ecology and the Intelligence Studies Program. Espionage is the collection of national security intelligence through human means. One person, the spy–typically a foreign national with access to information–passes it to another person, called a handler or case officer. At the heart of this activity is the relationship between the […]
The Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship supports rising scholars seeking inspiration from the natural law tradition within the contemporary academic context. The Institute for Human Ecology and the Thomistic Institute partnered to offer the Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship for students in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Applications were accepted from graduate students and advanced undergraduates who wanted to become a Civitas Dei Fellow.
Yoram Hazony is a leading conservative thinker who argues that a nationalist order is the only realistic safeguard of liberty in the world today. He is also the author of The Virtue of Nationalism, from which much of his talk was formed.
Remembering The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks — A Conversation With Former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell
In an interview setting with Nicholas Dujmovic, director of the University’s Intelligence Studies Program, Michael Morell related the challenges, frustrations, and accomplishments of the men and women of US intelligence as they worked to make sure another 9/11 would not occur.
Daniel Burns, associate professor of Politics at the University of Dallas, visiting research associate in Politics and Fellow at the Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America, spoke on this important subject.
Professor Robert George Addresses Human Rights in Conversation with Program Director William Saunders During Kickoff Event
During this event, Princeton’s McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence Robert George, who served as Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, and William Saunders, Director of the Program in Human Rights, Institute for Human Ecology, and of the Center for Human Rights, School of Arts & Sciences, reflected upon human rights and threats thereto in today’s turbulent times.
The Catholic University of America hosted a series of conferences on the Church’s current crisis. This first session focused on the role of the media in investigating, reporting, and framing our understanding of the crisis.
Kevin Davis, Baltimore’s 39th Police Commissioner, recounted a big city police culture and its relationship with its residents in his presentation of the historic riots in 2015: the riots, the criminal charges against The Baltimore 6, the ensuing spike in murders, a Department of Justice civil rights investigation that led to a consent decree, and the politics that accompany urban policing from an insider’s perspective.
Congressman Lipinski drew on his experiences in Congress to describe what it means to be a faithful Catholic in contemporary American politics, especially from the too-rare perspective of a pro-life Democrat. IHE Executive Director Joe Capizzi was the moderator.
On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the anti-Jewish laws in Italy, Prof. Lucia Ceci’s talk examined how the Holy See developed a doctrinal statement and assumed an institutional position towards the first racist laws which Fascist Government introduced in the colonies after the conquest of Ethiopia, when Mussolini planned to build an Italian Empire that was homogeneous from the biological and cultural point of view.