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  • Lumen Christi Launches New Podcast

    New station delivers lectures and interviews with our visiting scholars as downloadable audio content 

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    One of America's leading Catholic social teaching experts explains the state of the field and why he studies it

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Dana Gioia, award-winning poet and former chair of the National Endowment of the Arts, reflects on “Why Beauty Matters,” and stresses the need to recover an appreciation of beauty in a culture that has lost sight of its meaning and value.

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On November 15th, Gustavo Gutiérrez gave an informal talk on “Contemplation and Action” at Gavin House prior to taking part in a Chicago Council on Global Affairs event later that evening.

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LCI Board Member Scott Turicchi—President at j2 Global, Inc, a company which offers cloud services for businesses—is profiled.

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“It’s been a good year for Argentines. The Queen of the Netherlands is Argentinian; Messi is said to be the best soccer player in the world; and now el Papa es Francisco,” said Anna Bonta Moreland—born in Argentina and now Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities at Villanova University—to an audience of over 250 in Mandel Hall at the University of Chicago.

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Jean Bethke Elshtain, an American ethicist, political philosopher, and public intellectual, died Sunday, August 11th after suffering from a debilitating heart condition. She was 72.

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An Interview with Carolyn Woo, previously the dean of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business and current CEO and President of Catholic Relief Services. 

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Paolo Carozza, currently teaching at Notre Dame Law School but having also taught at Harvard Law School, the University of Florence, the University of Milan, and the University of Chile, lectures during The Lumen Christi Institute's recent conference “Pacem in terris After 50 Years."

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Richard Rosengarten—former Dean of the Divinity School at the University of Chicago and now Associate Professor of Religion and Literature, reflects on the work of Flannery O'Connor.

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University of Chicago PhD student in Physics, Kara Lamb, is profiled.

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