2014-2015 Colloquia

Graduate Fellows Colloquium

Thurs. Oct. 9th: Peter Brown’s classic work, The World of Late Antiquity (selections) & John Henry Newman’s On the Syrian School of Theology

Thurs. Oct. 23rd: Augustine’s City of God (selections)

Thurs. Nov. 6th: Aristotle’s Physics & Aquinas’s Commentary (selections)

Thurs. Nov. 20th: End of Semester Reflections on A.G. Sertillanges, The Intellectual Life

Thurs. Jan. 15th: Edith Stein’s Essays on Woman

Thurs. Jan. 29th:  G.K. Chesterton’s Orthodoxy

Thurs. Feb. 19th: Rerum Novarum, Quadragesimo Anno, and Robert Putnam’s Essay on “Social Capital”

Thurs. Mar. 19th: Alasdair MacIntyre’s After Virtue

Thurs. Apr. 9th: Hippocratic Oath and Evangelium Vitae 


3-Part Series: “The End of Life: Clinical Bioethics & the Catholic Tradition”

Tuesdays: March 24, April 7, and April 21

Presenters: Prof. Sarah-Vaughan Brakman and Prof. Kristen Carey Rock

Special Events


Thurs. Oct. 16: “What Happened to Syria?” Lecture & discussion with historian Christian Sahner, Prof. Ron Granieri, & Prof. Heather Sharkey

Thurs. Oct. 30th: Special Event: “Can a Secular Society Last?” Luncheon with Profs. Rémi Brague, Eric Gregory, and Jeffery Green

Thurs. Nov. 13th:  “Why Biology still needs Teleology: A Modern Aristotelian Account of Life, Knowledge, and Health” with Prof. Rob Koon

Thurs. Jan. 22nd: “Feminism & Christian Anthropology: On the Collaboration of Men & Women in the Church” with Sr. Sara Butler, MSBT

Thurs. Feb. 5th: “Varieties of Modern Orthodoxy” at Penn Hillel

Thurs. Feb. 26th: “Spiritual Capital: Estimating the Economic and Civil Value of Catholic Non-Profit Organizations in Philadelphia”

Wed. Mar. 4th: “What if there were no Tomorrow? Finding Aristotle’s Ethics and the Good Life in Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day”