Academic Lectures


Academic Lectures 2019

March 21 – 5:00 p.m. (Bob Thomas Student Union Ballroom)
AMU Economics Faculty Panel 

March 28 – 4:00 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)
Dr. Paula Inés Castagnet Lecture on Faith and Science: “Why Medicine and Biology (Still) Need the Concept of the Soul”  (Dr. James Vranish and Dr. Tony Barbosa)
Dr. Stephen Meredith

March 28 OR 29 – 5:00 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)
Dr. Paula Inés Castagnet Lecture on Faith and Science 
Dr. Stephen Meredith

March 29 – 4:00 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)
Dr. Paula Inés Castagnet Lecture on Faith and Science: “Trying to Make Sense of the Bottom of the Test Tube: What NMR Can Tell Us About β-Amyloid (Dr. James Vranish and Dr. Tony Barbosa)
Dr. Stephen Meredith

April 1 – 7:00 p.m.  (Location TBD)
“Moral Injury: The Unspoken Cost of War” (Keith Houde)
Catherine Bergmann, M.S., Psy.D. Candidate, Clinical Psychology, Institute for the Psychological Sciences

April 4 – 5:00 p.m. Henkels Lecture Series (O’Bryan Performance Hall)
“What Would Madison Do? Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of American National Government”
Dr. John Dilulio, Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society and Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

April 4 – 5:00 p.m. (O’Bryan Performance Hall)
“A Republic, But Can We Keep It?: Semi-Hopeful Reflections on American Democracy”
Dr. John Dilulio, Ph.D. Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society and Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

April 13 – 9:00 a.m. (Bob Thomas Student Union Ballroom)
Second Annual Symposium on Creating Faith-Based Value: Innovation and Faith: Thriving Amidst Change 
Dr. Jeffrey Cornwall, Jack C. Massey Chair in Entrepreneurship and Professor of Entrepreneurship, Belmont University
Dr. Peter Whalen, Ungarino Associate Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Ave Maria University
Mr. Michael C. Maibach, Former Vice President of Global Government Affairs, Intel Corporation
A Panel Discussion with Dr. Michael Breidenbach, Dr. James Patterson, and Dr. Seana Sugrue, Ave Maria University

 

Past Lectures

August 31 – 5:00 p.m. (Tom and Selby Prince Building Auditorium)

Fall Formal Academic Convocation – “Francis, the Man behind the Myth: A Challenge to Post-Modernist Theory in History”

Fr. Augustine Thompson, Professor of History at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.

September 17 – 5:30 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)

Constitution Day Debate/Honors Colloquium: Constitutional Governance or Confessional State:  Which Is Better Suited to Human Nature?

A panel discussion: Dr. John Colman/Dr. James Patterson and Dr. Joseph Trabbic/Dr. Michael Breidenbach

September 21 – 5:00 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)

History Department Lecture: “Home of the Sparrow, Nest of the Swallow: The Medieval Cathedral”

Dr. Richard Allington, Visiting Lecturer at Christendom College

September 26 – 5:00 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)

Honors Colloquium #2: “William F. Buckley Jr. and Political Discourse in the Trump Era” 

Kathryn Lopez, National Review Institute.

October 4 – 6:00 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)

Honor’s Colloquium #3: “Rebuilding a Culture of Religious Liberty” 

Dr. James Stone, Associate Professor of Law and founding Director of the Law School’s Religious Liberty Clinic at Stanford University.

October 11 – 5:30 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)

History Department: Preservation Science: Conserving History Through Technology and Innovation 

Dr. Andrew Lerwill

October 25 – 5:00 p.m. (Tom and Selby Prince Building Auditorium)

Prince Lecture Series: “How Catholic Art saved the Faith”

Dr. Elizabeth Lev, Art historian, bestselling author, international speaker and certified sommelier.

November 8 – 7:30 pm (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, #1017 )

Commemorating Kristallnacht (Barry David, Keith Houde)

Viewing of a short documentary film on Kristallnacht, viz. “The Night of Broken Glass.”, directed by Michael Kloft. Following the film there will be an opportunity to discuss the event’s nature and significance—especially so in light of the recent (Oct. 27, 2018) murdering and wounding of Jewish worshippers at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

November 15 – 10:15 am (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, #1029)

“Introducción a un género nuevo y único: las Crónicas de Indias” (Spanish Historical Writing about the New World (1492-1600) *Lecture will be in Spanish

Ángel Delgado-Gómez, Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame

November 16 – 5:00 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)

Business Department: “The World of Healthcare” 

Mr. John May, Former C.E.O. and Healthcare Administrator

November 29 – 5:00 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)

“Recent News As Told by Economists”/Ave Maria Ask an Economist Panel 

December 2 – 6:15 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)

Mary and Mercy Center: Mark Miravalle, AMU Visiting Fellow, Theology lecture

*Additional dates for PAST lectures: January 6, January 13, January 20, February 3, February 17, February 24, March 3, March 10, and March 17.

January 11-12 – (O’Bryan Performance Hall)

Crisis in the Church: On the Faith of Mary as the Pathway to Peace

Dr. Michele Schumacher, University of Fribourg
Dr. Maria Fedoryka, Ave Maria University
Dr. Mark Miravalle, Franciscan University of Steubenville
Dr. Janice Breidenbach, Ave Maria University
Kathy Clarke, Mothers of the Church in the Diocese of Kilmore

January 25 – 5:00 p.m. Henkels Lecture Series (O’Bryan Performance Hall)

“Human Fulfillment in Christ: A Journey of Hope for the Christian Community:  Moral Principles and Healing at the End of Life,”

Bro. Ignatius Perkins, OP, PhD, RN, FAAN, Provincial Director of Administration, Dominican Friars, Province of St. Joseph.

January 28 – 5:00 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)

“Career-Maker: Being Smart Is Not Good Enough” 

Eric Richardson, Founder and Director of Growth Development Associates

February 1 – 5:00 p.m.  (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)

Aquinas Lecture: “Form, Intention, and Information: Outlines of a Hylomorphist Metaphysics of Cognition and Action”. 

Dr. Gyula Klima, Philosophy Professor at Fordham University

February 7– 7:00 p.m. (O’Bryan Performance Hall)

“Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010” (co-sponsored by AMU AEI Executive Council, the AMU Politics department, the AMU Economics department, and the James Madison Institute)

Dr. Charles Murray

February 7-9 – Aquinas Center Conference

“Aquinas the Biblical Theologian”

Co-sponsored by the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal and the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

Keynote Speakers:

Scott Hahn, Ph.D., Father Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville

Matthew Levering, Ph.D., Chair of Theology at Mundelein Seminary

https://www.aveconferences.com/aquinas-biblical-theologian

February 12 – 6:00 p.m. (Bob Thomas Student Union Building Ballroom)

Honor’s Colloquium #4: CS Lewis’ “Four Loves”

Dr. Michael Dauphinais, Dr. Maria Fedoryka, and Fr Mike Najim

February 14 – 6:30 p.m. Scholarship Dinner (Ritz Carlton Beach Resort)

Keynote Speaker: Karl Rove 

Mr. Rove served as Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000–2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004–2007. At the White House he oversaw the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process.

*You must have a ticket to attend the Scholarship Dinner. Tickets can be purchased below.
https://www.dinner.avemaria.edu/

February 15 – 5:00 p.m. Henkels Lecture Series (O’Bryan Performance Hall)

“Sickness Unto Death?  Suffering, Evil, and Death in Contemporary Popular Culture”  

Dr. Thomas Hibbs, Dean of the Honors College and distinguished professor of philosophy at Baylor University.

February 22 – 3:45 p.m. (Prince Building #116)

“Aquinas & The Economy: The Role of Private Property in a Humane Economy”

Dr. Mary Hirschfeld, Associate Professor of Economics and Theology at Villanova University and author of Aquinas and the Market: Toward a Humane Economy.

February 26 – 7:30 p.m. (Bob Thomas Student Union Hub)

“Can Men and Women Just Be Friends?” 

Dr. Janice Breidenbach

March 12 – 6:00 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)
‘Rethinking Late Medieval Political History: The Holy Roman Empire and its Neighbors, 1300-1525’ ​
Dr. Duncan Hardy

March 12 – 6:00 p.m. (Student Union Building Ballroom)
Honor’s Colloquium #4: “John Paul II and Business As a Vocation”
Prof. Andreas Widmer, Busch School of Business and Economics at the Catholic University of America.

March 13 – 5:15 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)
‘How to Curate Your Dragons (and Bibles and Poems and Notes on Pigs): Working on the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition at the British Library’
Dr. Alison Hudson Hardy

March 14 – 6:00 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)
Honor’s Colloquium #4: “John Paul II and Business As a Vocation”
Prof. Andreas Widmer, Busch School of Business and Economics at the Catholic University of America.

March 15 – 5:00 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)
John Paul II Lecture in Psychology: Addressing the wounds of emotional deprivation: The power of affirming presence.
Dr. Suzanne Baars

March 17 – 6:15 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)
Mary and Mercy Center: Mark Miravalle, AMU Visiting Fellow, Theology Lecture
*Additional dates for Mary and Mercy Center lectures: March 24, March 31, April 7, April 14, and April 21.
(All Mary and Mercy Center lectures will be held at 6:15 p.m. in the Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall.)

March 18 – 5:00 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)
The United States Debt- What it is, what it means and where we are headed 
Mr. Alan Harrison- Associate Member Institute of Bankers

March 21 – 12:00 p.m (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, #1014)
Interdisciplinary Lunch Colloquia #5: On Research and Scholarship
Tony Barbosa (Chemistry & Physics), James Patterson (Politics), James Prothro (Theology)