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March 28, 2018

Freedom, Truth, and Human Dignity: The Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Religion Freedom

Pope Paul VI characterized the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Religious Freedom -- Dignitatis Humanae -- as one of the greatest documents of Vatican II. It is also perhaps the most intensely debated document of the Council.
February 28, 2018

Duty To Protect

Next month will mark ten years since Pope Benedict XVI addressed the United Nations General Assembly, where he spoke eloquently of a concept called “the duty to protect.”
February 9, 2018

What Is A University?

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?
February 5, 2018

Author George Weigel Shares Thoughts and Stories on Pope John Paul II in Book Q&A

Acclaimed Catholic author and NBC News Senior Vatican Analyst George Weigel addressed a group of about one hundred students, faculty members, and visitors about his newest book on Pope St. John Paul II, Lessons in Hope.
January 25, 2018

Social Generativity: Envisioning a Future Beyond Consumer Society

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.
December 21, 2017

Civitas Dei: The Most Glorious City

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.
December 4, 2017

AN EVENING WITH PAUL KENGOR

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.
December 4, 2017

SUBSIDIARITY IN POLITICS

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?
December 4, 2017

THE MORAL USE OF MONEY: REFLECTIONS ON PROFIT, BUSINESS, AND PROSPERITY

Prof. Capizzi will present this lecture, co-sponsored by the Tech Catholic Community and the Graduate Student Council, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Thursday, October 26 at 6 p.m. in Room 3-270. The lecture is free and open to the public.
December 4, 2017

DOUBLE LIVES AND MORAL LIVES: AN EXPLORATION INTO THE ETHICS OF INTELLIGENCE

Can ethics and intelligence coexist? Join the Institute for Human Ecology for a symposium on ethical issues faced by U.S. intelligence as it confronts myriad global challenges.

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The Institute for Human Ecology
The Catholic University of America


620 Michigan Avenue NE
339 Caldwell Hall
Washington, DC 20064


202-319-5892
ihe@cua.edu

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