Evening Conversations in Washington, DC
"The Moral Sense in Politics and Policy"
In partnership with the Trinity Forum, the School of Public Policy hosts "Evening Conversations" that highlight the intersection of faith and public policy, held at The National Press Club in the nation's capital.
As the School of Public Policy continues to expand its presence in Washington, DC, in Spring 2013, the School of Public Policy and the Trinity Forum announced a four-part lecture series to formally continue the "Evening Conversations" with a series entitled, "The Moral Sense in Politics and Policy." The series brings distinguished scholars, writers, and practitioners to discuss topics pertaining to faith and the public square.
|December 11, 2018||"Faithful Friendship Amidst Difference"||Senator Tim Scott and Congressman Trey Gowdy||
|May 7, 2018||"Has Liberalism Failed?"||David Brooks, columnist for the New York Times and Patrick Deneen, Associate Professor of Political Science and the David A. Potenziani Memorial Chair of Constitutional Studies at the University of Notre Dame||
|December 4, 2017||"Reforming Public Theology"||James K. A. Smith, author and professor of philosophy and Gary and Henrietta Byker
Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview, Calvin College
Michael Wear, founder of Public Square Strategies LLC
|March 15, 2017||"The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation"||Rod Dreher, journalist||Video|
|October 4, 2016||"American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant"||Ronald C. White, author and historian||Video|
|March 2, 2016||"Strong and Weak: Embracing a Life of Love, Risk and True Flourishing"||Andy Crouch, author||Video|
|June 30, 2015||"A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and A Great War: How World War 1 Inspired J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis to Recover Heroism, Friendship, and Faith for the Modern Age"||Joe Loconte, associate professor of history, The King's College; former Distinguished Visiting Professor, Pepperdine University||Video|
|February 25, 2014||"Presentation on his book, The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence"||Gary Haugen, president and CEO, International Justice Mission||Video|
|October 17, 2013||"Presentation on his book, Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power"||Andy Crouch, author||Highlights|
|March 28, 2013||"The Strange Persistence of Guilt in a Post-Religious World: How it Affects our Public Life, and What We Can Do About It"||Bill McClay, Senior Fellow, Trinity Forum; widely acclaimed expert on American intellectual and cultural history; 2009-2010 William E. Simon Distinguished Visiting Professor, Pepperdine University||Podcast|
|September 18, 2012||"Presentation on his book, A Free People's Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future"||Os Guinness, author; social critic; founding Senior Fellow, Trinity Forum||Podcast|
|April 17, 2012||"Presentation on his book, Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics"||Ross Douthat, op-ed columnist for the New York Times; former senior editor at the Atlantic||C-SPAN video