Arthur J. Schmitt Lecture Series
Each semester since fall 2001, the Center has sponsored a lecture series
and dinner in honor of the generosity of the Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation
to the University of Notre Dame. The goal of semi-annual lectures is to
bring in distinguished speakers from around the world, attracting speakers
of the highest quality, Nobel laureates, outstanding scientists and engineers,
and leading philosophers and theologians. The lecture series aims to provide
occasions at which the Schmitt Fellows, graduate students in the Colleges
of Science and Engineering, can join with other members of the Notre
Dame community to reflect on the ethical, political and religious dimensions
of the studies in which they are engaged.
Below is a list of titles and speakers. To watch a lecture, Click here.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Mr. Yuval Levin, Hertog Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, "The Primary Good: Prioritizing Health in a Liberal Democracy." 4 p.m., McKenna Hall
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Dr. Carl Elliott, University of Minnesota, "A Clinical Trial, A Suicide, and the Strange Recent History of Anti-Psychotic Drugs."
4 p.m., McKenna Hall
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Dr. Paul McHugh, Johns Hopkins School of Publich Health, "Abuses of the Public by Psychiatry"
4 p.m., McKenna Hall
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Stephen Barr, University of Delaware
"The Argument from Design for the Existence of God and the Laws of Physics"
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Howard, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Program in History
and Philosophy of Science at the University of Notre Dame
“Science and the Human Good: How to Think Philosophically about the Place of Values in Science”
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Peter Kilpatrick, McCloskey Dean of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame
“Science, Beauty, and the Transcendentals”
Tuesday, April , 2008
MacIntyre, Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture’s senior research
fellow and one of the world’s foremost philosophers
“Physics, Ethics, and the Life of Practice”
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Rosen, Fellow for the Project on Biotechnology and American Democracy
at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a senior editor of The New
Atlantis: A Journal of Technology and Society.
“Convenience, Control, and Other Technological Virtues”
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Philip Bess, University of Notre Dame
School of Architecture
"After Urbanism: The Strange Bedfellows of Neo-Traditional
Architecture and Town Planning"
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
William B. Hurlbut, M.D.
"Stem Cells, Embryos, and Ethics: Is there a Way Forward?"
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
O. Carter Snead, University of Notre Dame Law School
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Michael J. Baxter, University of Notre Dame
"Seeking Another City: Beyond Liberal and Conservative Catholicism
in the United States"
Wednesday, November 3, 2004
Jean Bethke Elshtain, University of
"St. Augustine, Harry Potter, and the Confrontation with Evil"
Thursday, April 29, 2004
Stanley Fish, University of Illinois at Chicago
"There Is Nothing He Cannot Ask: Milton, Liberalism, and
Tuesday, December 9, 2003
Ebrahim Moosa, Duke University
"Subject to Allah and/or Science?: Ambivalent Narrative in Contemporary
Tuesday, November 19, 2002
Mark Siegler, University of Chicago
"The Science and Politics of Cloning: What a Difference a Year Makes"
Tuesday, April 2, 2002
Gilbert Meilaender, Valparaiso University
"Genes As Resources"
Tuesday, October 30, 2001
Paul Griffiths, University of Illinois at Chicago
"On Lying and Truth-Telling: Or, How and Why to Disown Speech"