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:: Friday, July 07, 2006 ::
Natural law conference in D.C., Fri. July 14
The Ralph McInerny Center for Thomistic Studies will be holding its second conference, on Natural Law Today, on Friday, July 14, from 1:00 to 4:45 p.m., in the Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385. The conference is free and open to the public.
The first speaker will be Roberto de Mattei, Vice President of the National Research Council of Italy, who will address the topic of E.U. vs. Natural Law: From the Treaty of Nizza to the Project of a European Constitution. Steven Long, of the Ave Maria Department of Philosophy will follow with a talk on Natural Law in Contemporary Society.
The two speakers will be followed by a Roundtable on Natural Law Today, with four featured participants. Michael Cromartie of the Ethics and Public Policy Center will discuss Protestants and Natural Law: Yesterday and Today. Thomas Hibbs, Dean of the Honors College, Baylor University will speak on Natural Law and Popular Culture. Joshua Hochschild, Department of Philosophy, Mt. St. Marys College, will speak onNatural Law and Subsidiarity.Pia de Solenni, founder of Diotima, will conclude with a presentation on What Does Natural Law Have to Say to Feminism.
The conference schedule will include time for questions and answers and discussion after each of the two talks and the roundtable.
The purpose of the Ralph McInerny Center for Thomistic Studies is to foster a renewal of Thomistic studies in the contemporary world. It aims to promote a strong and accurate rereading of Aquinas philosophy and theology but, at the same time, to make Aquinas thought fruitfully converse with contemporary culture, especially in the areas of bioethics, legal theory, economics, political theory, literature, science, and sociology. (For more detail on the Thomas International Project, go to www.thomasinternational.org. )
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