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March 2016

Second Annual Scherer Lecture

Fri, March 18, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
University of Dallas – SB Hall Multifunction Room, 1845 E. Northgate Dr.
Irving, TX United States
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University of Dallas - Art History Auditorium The American Public Philosophy Institute presents the Second Annual Scherer Lecture “The Vindication of St. Thomas” Alfred J. Freddoso John and Jean Oesterle Professor of Thomistic Studies University of Notre Dame Fifty years after the overthrow of St. Thomas and Thomistic Scholasticism in Catholic intellectual life (especially in Catholic philosophy and theology), we are now witnessing a surprising revival of Aristotelianism and Thomism in a place where one would have least anticipated it: secular Anglo-American analytic…

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September 2016

Profits with Purpose: The Vocation of the Business Leader

Fri, September 16, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Bello Mansion, 2101 Ross Ave.
Dallas, TX 75201 United States
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A breakfast presentation by noted business ethicist, Dr. Michael J. Naughton: Come hear about a practical philosophy of business purpose and leadership based on universal truths about the human person, the economy and society.

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A Conference on Medical Professionalism: “WHAT DOES ANY OF THIS HAVE TO DO WITH MEDICINE?”

Sat, September 24, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Pickens Biomedical Building, ND14.206, 6001 Forest Park Rd.
Dallas, TX 75235 United States
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Join us to consider why so many physicians are bewildered about the practice of medicine today, and what we can do to recover clarity and purpose in our work.

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November 2016

American Capitalism Today: What’s Right and What’s Wrong

Thu, November 3, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Catholic Foundation, 12222 Merit Drive, Suite 850
Dallas, TX United States
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A lunchtime presentation by Dr. Samuel Gregg. Dr. Samuel Gregg is director of research at the Acton Institute. He has written and spoken extensively on questions of political economy, economic history, ethics in finance, and natural law theory.

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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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