POSTPONED: America, Liberalism, and Catholicism Conference

Please read the statement from President Hibbs.



On April 2-3, 2020, the University will host a conference on “America, Liberalism, and Catholicism,” organized by the University's St. JPII Fellow in Social Thought, Ryan Anderson, and the American Public Philosophy Institute. 

Schedule of Events:

Thursday April 2
4:30 PM     Galbraith Lecture: Panel One: “Was American Liberalism Doomed to Fail?”  with Patrick Deneen (University of Notre Dame) and Christopher Wolfe (American Public Philosophy Institute/University of Dallas), Multipurpose Room, SB Hall

8:00 PM    APPI Scherer Lecture: “Does Liberalism Need Post-Liberalism?” with Ross Douthat (New York Times), Multipurpose Room, SB Hall

9:00 PM    Reception - First floor atrium, SB Hall

Friday April 3
11:00 AM      Workshop and informal discussion with Francesca Murphy - Gorman Faculty Lounge

1:00 PM      Workshop and informal discussion with Chad Pecknold - Gorman Faculty Lounge

3:00 PM    Panel Two: “Does the Church (Still?) Condemn Liberalism?”  with Francesca Murphy (University of Notre Dame) and Gladden Pappin (University of Dallas), Multipurpose Room, SB Hall

5:00 PM    Panel Three: "Catholics and the Political Common Good Today" with Dan Burns (University of Dallas) and Chad Pecknold (Catholic University of America), Multipurpose Room, SB Hall

7:00 PM     Buffet Dinner with Concluding Reflections by Robert Koons (University of Texas) - 3rd floor atrium, SB Hall

To request a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Accessibility Services, at phone: (972) 721-5056 or email:, preferably at least a week in advance of the event. You can also find more information at

Friday, April 3 at 11:00am

SB Hall
2925 Gorman Dr, Irving, TX 75062

Event Type

Meetings & Conferences

Target Audience

Students, Faculty & Staff




ALC Conference, APPI Conference

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