Aristopopulism: A Political Proposal for America
Delivered by Patrick Deneen

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.
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The Humanity Of Espionage

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 […]
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Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship:
An Introduction to the Natural Law Tradition

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.
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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.
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Freddie Gray & the Baltimore Riots: Lessons in 21st Century Policing Leadership

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.
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Hybrid Unions: The Catholic Church and the Racial Laws in Italian East Africa (1935-1939)

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.
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