What Should We Fear? Courage and Cowardice in Public Life

Jun 5, 2017
Swift Hall, 3rd Floor Lecture
1025 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Jean PorterUniversity of Notre Dame


This talk is free and open to the public. The talk and Q&A will be livestreamed HERE at 7pm central time.

Moral theologian Jean Porter will give the talk "What should we fear? Courage and cowardice in public life" on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7pm in the Swift Hall 3rd Floor Lecture Hall at the University of Chicago. An audience Q & A will be followed by a reception in the Swift Hall Common Room.

This event is presented by the Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life Project, made possible by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation, and is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Divinity School, Martin Marty Center, and Lumen Chrisit Institute.

If you need assistance in order to fully participate in this event, contact Valerie Wallace.

Jean Porter is the John A. O’Brien Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Notre Dame. Her research focuses on the moral theory of Thomas Aquinas, seen in the context of his scholastic interlocutors, on the one hand, and contemporary moral philosophy and theology, on the other. She has written on scholastic theories of natural law, Thomisitc virtue theory, and philosophical and theological views on legal theory. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a past President of the Society of Christian Ethics. She is a scholar with the project Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life.