Advancing a Culture of Life: Pro-Life Argument in the Coming Generation

March 20, 2013

The Thomistic Institute at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception (the Dominican House of Studies), together with First Things and the Center for Ethics and Culture (Notre Dame University) is pleased to present a symposium on Advancing a Culture of Life: Pro-Life Argument in the Coming Generation.

Catholic Center, New York University April 5-6, 2013

This conference is free and open to the public.

Friday April 5:

1:00 pm: “Human Being and Human Personhood: Are They the Same?” David Novak (University of Toronto) Respondent: Rusty Reno (First Things) 2:30 pm: “Rethinking Unplugging: Another Look at Thomson’s Violinist” Angela Knobel (The Catholic University of America) Respondent: Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception) 4:00 pm:  Carter Snead (Center for Ethics and Culture, University of Notre Dame) Respondent: Yuval Levin (Ethics and Public Policy Center)


5:30 pm: Mass at the Catholic Center Celebrant: Fr. Allan White, OP

Saturday April 6th:

10:00 am: “St. Augustine: a Non-dualist Anthropology for Life” Paige Hochschild (Mount St. Mary’s University) Respondent: Anna Halpine (World Youth Alliance) 11:30 am: “Who and What Are We and Can We Know It?: Personhood and the Prolife Future.” Francis Beckwith (Baylor University) Respondent: Ryan T. Anderson (Heritage Foundation) 1:30 pm: “Myths of the Sexual Revolution” Mary Eberstadt (Ethics and Public Policy Center) Respondent: Ashley McGuire (AltCatholicah)


flyer for the conference can be downloaded here. This symposium is co-sponsored by: The Thomistic Institute, Washington, DC Center For Ethics and Culture, Notre Dame University First Things, The Institute for Religion and Public Life, New York, NY With a generous donation from The Chiaroscuro Foundation

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