Ethics and Culture Cast

Ethics and Culture Cast

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From the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture


43: Steve Barr
Dec 12 • 28 min
Steve Barr is professor of physics and director of the Bartol Research Institute at the University of Delaware. He is the president of the Society of Catholic Scientists and author of bestselling books on science and religion such as Modern Physics and…
42: Therese Cory
Dec 5 • 23 min
We chat with Therese Cory, an associate professor of Philosophy at Notre Dame and the newest member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas. We talk about reading Aquinas with undergraduates, the cross-cultural conversation around Aristotle's writings,…
41: Dr. Mark Komrad, MD
Nov 20 • 32 min
Dr. Komrad is a psychiatrist on the teaching faculty of Johns Hopkins and Sheppard Pratt in Baltimore and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland and Tulane. He earned his undergraduate degree in molecular biophysics at…
40: James Matthew Wilson
Nov 15 • 29 min
In this episode, we chat with Villanova University professor and poet James Matthew Wilson. He was with us on campus as part of our 20th Annual Fall Conference on friendship. In our conversation, we talk about the real work of writing poetry, listening to…
39: Digital Friends
Nov 13 • 23 min
Our guests were part of a panel discussion at the dCEC's 20th Annual Fall Conference, "I Have Called You Friends." Their panel discussed "digital friendship." Video of the panel session will be posted to the Center's YouTube channel.Special Guests: Fr.…
38: J. J. Wright
Oct 31 • 23 min
J. J. Wright is a composer with roots in jazz and sacred music. He is the director of the Notre Dame Folk Choir, and his gig list includes recording and performing with Caribbean Jazz Project: Afro Bop Alliance, featuring vibraphonist Dave Samuels. The…
37: Dale Ahlquist
Oct 17 • 29 min
Dale Ahlquist is the president of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton and the author of five books about Chesterton, including The Complete Thinker and Common Sense 101. We chat about Chesterton's 1930 visit to Notre Dame, his interdisciplinary…
36: Arthur Brooks
Oct 3 • 32 min
In this episode, we sit down with Arthur Brooks, the former president of the American Enterprise Institute and the author of "Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt." We talk about the importance of freedom of…
35: Ernest Morrell
Sep 12 • 35 min
Ernest Morrell is the Coyle Professor in Literacy Education and Director of the Center for Literacy Education at the University of Notre Dame. Ernest has recently been named director of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) James R. Squire…
34: Jennifer Newsome Martin
Aug 30 • 30 min
Martin, a systematic theologian who received her Ph.D. from Notre Dame, joined the faculty in the College of Arts and Letters in 2012. Her first book, Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Critical Appropriation of Russian Religious Thought, was one of 10…
33: Margaret Cabaniss
Jun 27 • 22 min
We chat with Margaret Cabaniss, the scholarly research and publications program manager for the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture. She oversees the Center's book series with the University of Notre Dame Press, manages the visiting scholars program,…
32: Timothy Cardinal Dolan
May 3 • 13 min
On April 26, 2019, we were joined by His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, for a special Mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart as we formally dedicated the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture. In this episode, we share…
31: Gabriel Reynolds
Apr 25 • 25 min
Links:The Qur’an and the Bible: Text and Commentary — While the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament are understood to be related texts, the sacred scripture of Islam, the third Abrahamic faith, has generally been considered separately. Noted religious…
30: Holy Land Pilgrims
Apr 18 • 21 min
Undergraduate students Emily Hirshorn and John Hale, along with Ph.D. candidate Fr. Justin Brophy, O.P., were part of a student pilgrimage and tour to the Holy Land sponsored by the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture during Spring Break…
29: Obianuju Ekeocha
Apr 11 • 35 min
Obianuju Ekeocha has advised many African Members of Parliament, African UN delegates, ambassadors and other decision makers on pro-life and pro-family issues. She has also worked closely with many African religious leaders to promote pro-life values in…
28: Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon
Apr 4 • 27 min
Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon are the co-producers and co-directors who brought the pro-life film "Unplanned" to the screen. They have collaborated on more than 15 films and TV projects as screenwriters, producers, and directors since moving to…
27: Abby Johnson
Mar 28 • 18 min
Abby Johnson has always been fiercely determined to help women in need. This desire is what led Abby to a career with Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, and caused her to flee the organization, becoming an outspoken advocate for…
26: Fr. Bill Miscamble, C.S.C.
Mar 14 • 30 min
Father Wilson Miscamble, C.S.C. is a professor of history at Notre Dame and the author of the newly-published American Priest: The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame's Father Ted Hesburgh. Father Miscamble is a longtime friend of the de…
25: Duncan G. Stroik
Feb 28 • 22 min
We chat with professor Duncan G. Stroik of the Notre Dame School of Architecture. Duncan's area of focus is Sacred Architecture, and he both teaches and practices in the field. We recorded this conversation in his firm's office in the Tower Building in…
24: Elizabeth Lev
Feb 7 • 30 min
Elizabeth Lev is an American-born art historian who has, as she calls it, "the good fortune to live and work in Rome." She teaches Renaissance and Baroque Art at Duquesne University’s Italian campus. She has taught and lectured in numerous venues in…
23: Francis J. Beckwith
Jan 24 • 17 min
Francis J. Beckwith is a philosopher who publishes and teaches in the areas of religion, jurisprudence, politics, and ethics. He is Professor of Philosophy and Church-State Studies and Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Philosophy at Baylor…
22: Matthew Mehan
Sep 20, 2018 • 23 min
Matthew Mehan is a teacher at The Heights School in Washington, D.C. and The Worsham Teaching Fellow of Hillsdale College’s Washington DC Allan P. Kirby, Jr., Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a reader…
21: Pete Hlabse
Sep 13, 2018 • 23 min
Pete Hlabse oversees the CEC's student programs, including the Sorin Fellows Program which offers intellectual, spiritual, and human formation opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students at Notre Dame, Saint Mary's College, and Holy Cross…
20: James Hankins
May 17, 2018 • 33 min
James Hankins is a professor of Renaissance intellectual history at Harvard University. He is the Founder and General Editor of the I Tatti Renaissance Library from Harvard University Press, a member of the British Academy, and is the author or editor of…
19: Rémi Brague
May 10, 2018 • 26 min
In this blockbuster episode, we welcome CEC Acting Director Patrick Deneen into the interviewer's chair for a conversation with philosopher Remi Brague, professor emeritus of Arabic and religious philosophy at the Sorbonne and Romano Guardini chair of…
18: Fr. William R. Dailey, C.S.C.
May 3, 2018 • 24 min
In this episode, we sit down with Holy Cross Fr. William R. Dailey. Fr. Bill is the Thomas More Fellow at the CEC, and the Director of the Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason in Dublin, Ireland. We chat about how he got involved with the CEC,…
17: Katherine Smith
Apr 16, 2018 • 12 min
n this episode, we sit down with Katherine Smith, an undergraduate Sorin Fellow spending her Spring 2018 semester in Rome, Italy. We chat about her experiences in the Eternal City, her internship at the Pontifical Academy for Life, and what being a Sorin…
16: Richard Doerflinger
Apr 12, 2018 • 23 min
Richard M. Doerflinger retired in 2016 after 36 years of service to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, finishing as the associate director of the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities. In that role he was involved in every single life issue,…
15: D. C. Schindler
Apr 5, 2018 • 29 min
In this episode, we sit down with D. C. Schindler, an associate professor of metaphysics and anthropology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, and author of "Freedom From Reality: The Diabolical Character of Modern Liberty",…
14: Mary Eberstadt
Mar 22, 2018 • 26 min
Mary Eberstadt is a senior fellow of the Faith & Reason Institute and the author of several best-selling books, including "Adam and Eve After the Pill" (2013) and "How the West Really Lost God" (2014). Her dark comedy novel "The Loser Letters",…
13: Mary O’Callaghan
Mar 15, 2018 • 24 min
Mary O'Callaghan earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Creighton University, and received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Notre Dame. Her doctoral work was funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health…
12: Gilbert Meilaender
Mar 8, 2018 • 23 min
In this episode, we sit down with Gilbert Meilaender, the author of Not By Nature But By Grace: Forming Families Through Adoption, the inaugural volume in the Center's "Catholic Ideas for a Secular World" book series with the University of Notre Dame…
11: Patrick J. Deneen
Feb 22, 2018 • 25 min
Patrick J. Deneen holds a B.A. in English literature and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Rutgers University. He worked at the US Information Agency as a speechwriter and special advisor, was an Assistant Professor of Government at Princeton and an…
10: George Weigel
Feb 8, 2018 • 19 min
In this episode, we sit down with George Weigel, the distinguished senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. We talk about several of his books including his most recent, "Lessons In Hope: My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II," 2004's…
9: Randall B. Smith
Jan 25, 2018 • 24 min
Randall B. Smith is a professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, and was the CEC's Myser Visiting Research Fellow when he began writing Reading the Sermons of Thomas Aquinas: A Beginner's Guide. We chat about the preaching style of…
8: Nicole Stelle Garnett
Jan 18, 2018 • 22 min
In this episode, we sit down with Nicole Stelle Garnett, a member of the Center's Faculty Advisory Committee and professor at Notre Dame Law School. We discuss the role of Catholic schools in forming strong communities, the vocation of teaching, and how…
7: Ross Douthat
Dec 14, 2017 • 25 min
In this episode, we sit down with New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, who joined us on campus this past October for a roundtable discussion about Disarming Beauty, the second volume in our book series Catholic Ideas for a Secular World. In our…
6: John O’Callaghan
Nov 30, 2017 • 27 min
In this episode, we chat with John O'Callaghan, associate professor of philosophy, Director of the Jacques Maritain Center, and the 2017-18 Mary Ann Remick Senior Visiting Fellow at the Center for Ethics and Culture. We talk about teaching St. Thomas…
5: CEC Fellow Aly Cox
Nov 16, 2017 • 14 min
Our guest is Alyson Cox, the CEC's Law & Public Policy Fellow for 2017-18. We chat about her experience in the CEC's Sorin Fellows program, the internships that she undertook while at the Center, and her work as the president of Notre Dame Right to Life,…
4: David Solomon
Nov 9, 2017 • 22 min
David Solomon, the founding director of the Center for Ethics and Culture, began his legendary career at Notre Dame in 1968 and retired in May 2016. During his tenure, he served as the director of undergraduate studies in the philosophy department,…
3: Brad Gregory
Oct 26, 2017 • 28 min
Brad S. Gregory is Professor of History and Dorothy G. Griffin Collegiate Chair at the University of Notre Dame, where he has taught since 2003. From 1996-2003 he taught at Stanford University, where he received early tenure in 2001. He specializes in the…
2: Sean Kelsey
Oct 12, 2017 • 23 min
Professor Sean Kelsey is an associate professor of philosophy and the chair of the Center's Faculty Advisory Committee. He is on sabbatical in 2017-18, writing a book on Aristotle's De Anima with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. We…
1: O. Carter Snead
Sep 28, 2017 • 20 min
In this first episode of Ethics and Culture Cast, we chat with O. Carter Snead, the William P. and Hazel B. White Director of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture. In addition to directing the work of the NDCEC, Snead is a professor of law and…