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January 2017

Businessman, Author, and Professor Don Drakeman: “Why the Humanities?”

January 31 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Gorman Faculty Lounge, 1845 E. Northgate Dr.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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During his 25 years in the biotech industry, Don has overseen the progress of over 30 innovative new medical products for cancer, infectious disease and inflammation from research concept into clinical trials. Several of them have now become FDA-approved therapeutic products for cancer and other diseases. In that time, he co-founded two multi-billion dollar biotech companies: Medarex Inc and Genmab A/S. Under his leadership as CEO, Medarex raised over a billion dollars, formed alliances with many pharmaceutical companies, developed numerous…

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February 2017

“‘Religious Freedom’ or a ‘License to Discriminate’?”

February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The University of Dallas, SB Hall, Multipurpose Room, 1845 E Northgate Dr.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Come hear the Heritage Foundation's Ryan Anderson speak at the University of Dallas! Ryan T. Anderson researches and writes about marriage and religious liberty as the William E. Simon senior research fellow in American principles and public policy at The Heritage Foundation. Anderson is the author of Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom, and is a coauthor of What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense.

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APPI Annual Dinner and Robert George Lecture

February 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brook Hollow Golf Club, 8301 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75235 United States
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The American Public Philosophy Institute's annual dinner will be held at the Brook Hollow Golf Club on February 16, 2017, and will feature Robert George speaking on "The Moral and Cultural Preconditions of a Flourishing Market Economy". This occasion will be a major fundraising event for the APPI.

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March 2017

3rd Annual Scherer Lecture and Conference, Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J.: “A Practical Moral Vision for the American Economy”

March 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
University of Dallas – SB Hall Multifunction Room, 1845 E. Northgate Dr.
Irving, TX United States
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Fr. Joseph W. Koterski, S.J. is an associate professor of philosophy at Fordham University, where he specializes in the history of medieval philosophy and natural law ethics, and has earned the Dean's Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching and the Graduate Teacher of the Year Award. He has also produced lecture courses for The Teaching Company on Aristotle's Ethics, Natural Law and Human Nature, and most recently on Biblical Wisdom Literature. Fr. Koterski has been a member of the Philosophy Department…

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April 2017

The Honorable Emilio Garza: “The Vocation of the Judge”

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201 United States
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Judge Emilio Garza, U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (ret.), will speak on "The Vocation of the Judge" at the Belo Mansion in Dallas on April 6th from 12:00-1:15. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Judge Garza graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1969. One year later, he earned an MA from his alma mater before joining the Marine Corps, and served as a Marine officer from 1970 to 1973. After earning a JD from the University of Texas…

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Medical Professionalism Seminar, Dr. Javier Vinals: “The Doctor’s Search for Meaning”

April 22 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
University of Dallas Haggar University Center Upstairs Dining Room, 1845 E Northgate Dr.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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"Though all doctors share the human desire to find meaning in their work, many of them have lost sight of the significance of their profession. Unsatisfactory professional experience often negatively affects doctors, and many end up losing the motivation that they once had in medical school." To understand the situation, there must be a study of the epidemiology, etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment related to "Medical Burnout Syndrome." The right technology can be a very useful aid in correcting this phenomenon,…

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October 2017

Vincent Phillip Muñoz: “Did the Founders Intend to Separate Church and State?”

October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The University of Dallas: Haggar Auditorium in the Haggerty Arts Village, 1845 E Northgate Dr.
Irving, TX 75062
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On Friday, October 13, the APPI will host an event as part of the University of Dallas' Alumni Family Weekend featuring Vincent Phillip Muñoz of the University of Notre Dame's Politics Department. Muñoz's talk is entitled “Did the Founders Intend to Separate Church and State?" Joshua Skinner of the University of Dallas will speak on "Church-State Issues in Public Schools Today." The event will take place in the Haggar Auditorium in the Haggerty Arts Village from 3:00-5:00 pm, and is open to lawyers and non-lawyers alike. CLE credit has…

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TNSPI Regional Students Seminar

October 21
Texas A&M, 400 Bizzell St
College Station, TX 77843 United States
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The first TNSPI Seminar will be at Texas A&M on October 21, 2017. 

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Yuval Levin Breakfast and Talk

October 24 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Ave.
Dallas, TX 75201 United States
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Who: Yuval Levin, of the Ethics and Public Policy Center
What: “Recovering the Case for Capitalism: the Moral Foundations of Market Economics.”
Details: October 24, 2017

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November 2017

A Conversation on Immigration

November 10 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The University of Dallas’ SB Hall Multipurpose Room, 1845 E Northgate Dr.
Irving, TX 75062
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On Friday, November 10, beginning at 4:30 pm, the APPI will host a "Conversation on Immigration" in the University of Dallas' SB Hall Multipurpose Room. The event will feature Peter Skerry of Boston College, Steven Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies, and David Martin of the University of Virginia Law School. These speakers represent a broad spectrum of views on this controversial topic and will offer a model of civil conversation of difficult issues. The event is open to…

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