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The Ralph McInerny Center cordially invites you to join us in honoring Dr. Ralph McInerny at the first McInerny Banquet

Ralph McInerny


Saturday April 1st, 2006

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm “Natural Law Today” (Conference sponsored by the Ralph McInerny Center for Thomistic Studies)

6:30 pm Receptions

7:30 pm Banquet


Capital Hilton

Capital Hilton
1001 16th Street, NW
Washington DC 20036
(202) 393-1000


Guest Speaker: Mr. Michael Novak

Michael Novak

Michael Novak has been a leader in the effort to shape culture, government, and public policy in both this country and the rest of the world, in a manner that is in accordance with right reason and the dignity of man. Currently a senior scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a member of the Board of the National Endowment for Democracy, Mr. Novak has twice served as the U.S. ambassador to the UN Human Rights Commission, and once to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe. His writings on religion, philosophy, and public policy have been translated into every major language. We thank him for his work and join him in honoring Prof. Ralph McInerny’s efforts to preserve and promote the universal truth and our Western tradition.

Mr. Novak’s home page


Honorary Chairs:

Jude P. Dougherty
Catholic University of America, Dean Emeritus of the School of Philosophy - Editor of the Review of Metaphysics

Chris Policinski
Land O'Lakes, President and Chief Executive Officer



Banquet Committee:

The Honorable Robert Bork
Hudson Institute Distinguished Fellow
Mrs. Robert Bork

Women Affirming Life

Onorevole Ministro Rocco Buttiglione
Italian Government, Minister of Culture - University S. Pio V in Rome, Full Professor of Political Philosophy

Mary Ann Glendon
Harvard Law School, Learned Hand Professor of Law

Jim Holman
San Diego Reader, Editor and Publisher

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis E. Lehrman

Richard John Neuhaus
First Things, Editor in Chief

Frank O’Brien
Christy Refractories Company, President

Robert Royal
Faith and Reason Institute, President

Austin Ruse
Culture of Life Foundation, President

Mark Ryland
Institute for the Study of Nature, Executive Director/Founder

Bill Saunders
Family Research Council

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Spalding
Heritage Foundation

Mike Uhlmann
Claremont McKenna Graduate School