Wednesday, September 29, 2004
I wanted to bring everyone up to date on the conferences planned by the Journal of Catholic Social Thought this fall at Villanova.
Our conference on "Principles and Practices of Subsidiarity: the Meanings of Subsidiarity for the Law" is the second of our annual conferences on Catholic Social Thought and the Law, and will be held at the Villanova Conference Center on Friday, October 8. Among the speakers are MOJ blogistas Rob Vischer, Paolo Carrozza and yours truly. The four panels are "Subsidiarity and the Liberal State," Subsidiarity and the Bureaucratic State," "Subsidiarity and the Corporation," and "Subsidiarity and Federalism." For an agenda and registration info check here.
Our second conference of the fall is entitled "Catholic Social Teaching and Racism,"and will be held on November 18-19. This is an interdisciplinary conference, including political scientists, theologians, philosophers and sociologists as well as legal academics. Speakers include Albert Raboteau and Douglas Massey of Princeton, Anita Allen and John DiIulio of Penn, Mary Jo Bane of Harvard and other luminaries. This will be an important conference that will demonstrate CST's usefulness for understanding and critiquing racism. For more info check here.
Anyone with questions about these conferences should feel free to contact me.