Friday, June 29, 2012
As previously announced, The Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., the Archbishop of Philadelphia, will deliver the keynote address at the Seventh Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics, and Culture. The Conference will be held at Villanova University School of Law on Friday, September 14, 2012. The topics and themes of this year's papers and discussion will be loosely bounded by Archbishop Chaput's book Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life (2008, 2009).
Also speaking at the conference will be these distinguished scholars and public intellectuals:
-Helen Alvare, Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
-Helmut David Baer, Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy and Department Chair, Texas Lutheran University
-Gerard Bradley, Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School
-Rev. Bryan Hehir, Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Secretary for Health Care and Social Services, Archdiocese of Boston
-Peter Steinfels, co-director of the Fordham University Center on Religion and Culture, University Professor at Fordham, and religion columnist for The New York Times
-Michael J. White, Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Please mark your calendars and plan to join us at Villanova in September. The exact conference schedule will be available in due course.